2023 BMW R 18 Classic
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2023 BMW R 18 Classic Specifications

  • Updated: 2023-03-20

General information

ModelBMW R 18 Classic
Price as newUS$ 17995. MSRP depends on country, taxes, accessories, etc.

Engine and transmission

Displacement1802.0 ccm (109.96 cubic inches)
Engine typeTwo cylinder boxer, four-stroke
Engine detailsTwo chain-driven camshafts above the crankshaft
Power91.0 HP (66.4 kW) @ 4750 RPM
Torque157.3 Nm (16.0 kgf-m or 116.0 ft.lbs) @ 3000 RPM
Top speed178.6 km/h (111.0 mph)
Bore x stroke107.1 x 100.0 mm (4.2 x 3.9 inches)
Valves per cylinder4
Fuel systemInjection. Electronic intake pipe fuel injection, BMS-K+ electronic engine management with overrun cut-off, twin-spark ignition
Fuel controlDouble Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (DOHC)
Cooling systemOil & air
Transmission typeShaft drive (cardan) (final drive)
ClutchSingle-disc dry
Emission detailsRegulated three-way catalytic converter

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame typeDouble-cradle steel
Rake (fork angle)32.7°
Trail150 mm (5.9 inches)
Front suspensionTelescopic fork
Front wheel travel119 mm (4.7 inches)
Rear suspensionSteel swingarm with central shock strut
Rear wheel travel89 mm (3.5 inches)
Front tire130/90-B16
Rear tire180/65-B16
Front brakesDouble disc. 4 piston fixed calipers, BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)
Diameter300 mm (11.8 inches)
Rear brakesSingle disc. Single disc brake, fixed caliper. BMW Motorrad Integral ABS.
Diameter300 mm (11.8 inches)
WheelsWire spoked
Dry weight365.1 kg (805.0 pounds)
Power/weight ratio0.2492 HP/kg
Seat height711 mm (28.0 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height1397 mm (55.0 inches)
Overall length2441 mm (96.1 inches)
Overall width965 mm (38.0 inches)
Wheelbase1730 mm (68.1 inches)
Fuel capacity16.01 litres (4.23 US gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity3.79 litres (1.00 US gallons)
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