BMW Motorrad Malaysia yesterday introduced the New BMW R 18 Classic alongside with the new S 1000 RR.
Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “We are pleased to be introducing two new variants to the local BMW Motorrad portfolio– both equally revered and highly-anticipated by motorcycling enthusiasts across Malaysia. As we move forward into the new decade, we will continue furthering our investments here with a strong portfolio expansion with the aim to aid the recovery of the local automotive industry in the year ahead.”
He added, “Unveiled alongside the latest variant of the iconic BMW Superbike – the New BMW S 1000 RR today, is the Classic edition of the recently-introduced BMW R 18 cruiser. These segments contributed to much of BMW Motorrad’s success in 2020, and we are confident their new additions will continue to be widely-celebrated amongst motorcycling enthusiasts nationwide.”
The New BMW R 18 Classic arrives with additional LED headlights and electronic cruise control as standard, along with equipment comprising of a windshield, passenger seat, and saddle bags.
The New BMW R 18 Classic – soulfuel for the journey ahead.
The Classic variant echoes the distinctive characteristics of the BMW R 18, now touring-oriented for a more enjoyable long-distance riding experience.
The New BMW R 18 Classic features an eye-catching streamlined silhouette with a style that is equally captivating. Available in Black Storm Metallic, the variant is fitted with the same iconic tear-shaped fuel tank, chrome-plated header, and the pin-stripe details as seen on the BMW R 18 First Edition.
The new variant illuminates the road ahead with additional LED fog lights and LED headlight, while offering a removable passenger seat for the perfect riding companion. A large windshield also comes as standard, along with a 16-inch front wheel featuring wire-spoke wheels. In the rear are the LED taillight and round stainless-steel exhaust pipes.
The biggest displacement boxer engine BMW has ever built also sits at the heart of the New BMW R 18 Classic. The newly-developed two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts placed above the drive shaft bears a capacity of 1,802 cc capable of 91 hp, a maximum torque of 158 Nm at 3000 rpm and maximum speed of 180km/h. Also known as the “Big Boxer”, the boxer engine is air/oil-cooled.
Fuel consumption of the new variant remains at 5.6 litres per 100km of travel. Emission control is offered via a regulated three-way catalytic converter. The alternator in the new variant is also a 600W permanent magnet generator paired with a maintenance-free 12 V/26 Ah battery.
Power is transmitted to the new variant via an anti-hopping clutch with a six-speed helical-toothed transmission. The secondary open, nickel-plated driveshaft, meanwhile, puts focus on the torque. The centrepiece of the suspension is the double-loop steel tube frame, that is complemented by a telescopic fork with fork sleeves, and a directly mounted central suspension strut with travel-dependent damping and adjustable spring preload. A steering stabiliser is also available as standard.
A 300mm twin disk brake with four-piston fixed callipers in front is also standard to the variant, with single disk brakes in the rear. Echoing the BMW R 18 First Edition, the new variant also features the BMW Motorrad Integral Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and the Automatic Stability Control (ASC), along with three riding modes: Rock, Roll and Rain. The new variant is also equipped with engine drag torque control (MSR), Dynamic Brake Control, and the electronic cruise control as standard.
The new variant is also fitted with an on-board computer featuring a multifunctional display, along with a revolution counter. Other electronic equipment includes the electronic immobiliser, brake light control, and comfort turn indicator. As with other BMW Motorrad models, the Keyless Ride system also replaces the conventional ignition in the new variant.
The New BMW R 18 Classic also features the reverse gear, and lockable fuel filler cap as standard. Adjustable clutch and handbrake levers also equip the new variant. To further personalise the New BMW R 18 Classic, owners also have the option to accessorise with a variety of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories be it for storage, design and appearance as well as for ergonomics and comfort.
The New BMW R 18 Classic will be available at all authorised BMW Motorrad dealerships nationwide starting from 26th February 2021.
With the Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, ownership of the New BMW R 18 Classic starts from RM 1,878.00. This is based on balloon financing estimates of an 80% loan on a 4-year tenure.
Owners can also enjoy additional benefits with the All-New Industry-Leading Premium Engine Oil Inclusive, Service Inclusive and Warranty Extension Programmes by BMW Motorrad Malaysia. For more information on the programmes, please visit https://www.bmw-motorrad.com.my/en/service/warranty.html.
The retail price (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s All-New 3-Year Warranty and 3-Year Roadside Assistance Programmes) for the New BMW R 18 Classic is RM 154,500.00.