BMW Motorrad Concept R18.

Posted on 24. May, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Munich/Cernobbio. Against a backdrop of a bustling
brew of a normal and a complicated on uncover during a Concorso
d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, BMW Motorrad presents an enchanting alternative
for a time that is being increasingly characterised by rapid
technological change. You could see it as a lapse to a brand’s
core, though given a complicated twist: a BMW Motorrad Concept R18
transports a hint of a vast BMW Motorrad classics into the
complicated age, or in other words, it is holding a chronological motorcycle
pattern and giving it a modern, tradition attitude. Dr. Markus Schramm,
conduct of BMW Motorrad, describes a pattern as follows: “With this
dream bike, BMW Motorrad presents a possess chronicle of an regretful and
authentic offer for a vast cruiser segment.”

The BMW Motorrad Concept R18 shows how a brazen projection of a
1960s fighter engine could demeanour like currently as a precisionist tradition bike in
multiple with all a classical pattern icons of BMW Motorrad design.
“With a transparent aesthetics plainly on display, a Concept R18 embodies
for me what motorcycling, during a core, is unequivocally about. It is all
about feeling instead of thinking, and not regulating record for
self-staging, instead giving space for imagination. This judgment bike
appeals to something low down – we usually wish to usually get on it and
float off. But when we get off it again, we don’t usually put it in the
garage and travel divided – we spin around again and give it a final
interruption glance”, explains Edgar Heinrich, conduct of BMW Motorrad Design.

Consistently precisionist pattern with undying proportions.

The BMW Motorrad Concept R18 is a hint of motorcycling, a bike
in a original, healthy form. In loyal tradition style, it celebrates the
art of withdrawal out what we don’t need and afterwards concentrating on what
is left. “The biggest plea in a pattern is to describe everything
visible. Every partial has a organic purpose. There are not many who
would brave to take such an positively honest approach”, says Bart
Janssen Groesbeek, engineer of a judgment bike. The BMW Motorrad
Concept R18 is immediately recognizable as a genuine BMW: boxer
engine, cradle frame, unprotected judgment missile and drop-shaped fuel
tank with a black paintwork and hand-applied contrariety lines
appreciate standard pattern icons of BMW Motorrad classics, while
displaying certainty along with modern-style linearity. The balanced
proportions are suggestive of classics like a BMW R5, and communicate –
even from a stretch – a undying beauty that comes about whenever
things are consistently reduced to their unclothed essentials. The frame
and tank emanate a common line all a approach from a steering conduct to
a behind circle heart and lend a issuing magnificence to a side view. The
vast spoke wheels (front 21 inch, behind 18 inch) yield a secure
position and ideally change a widespread energy unit. The tyres are a
serve anxiety to history: usually as it was in a day, this bike is
again propitious with Metzeler tyres.

The BMW fighter tradition brings out new splendour.

The heart of a BMW Motorrad Concept R18 is a large, newly
designed, two-cylinder 1800 cc fighter engine. Its external coming is
consciously suggestive of a prosaic twin engines that BMW Motorrad
used to build adult until a finish of a 1960s – though with a considerably
bigger banishment and complicated air/oil cooling. The vast prototype
fighter has been designed down to a final detail: a engine retard and
delivery are done of potion bead-blasted aluminium, providing an
ideal theatre on that to benefaction a hand-polished aluminium components
as good as a belt ensure and valve covers. The engine badge bears the
name of a judgment bike and emphasises a altogether quality. In
addition, Solex twin carburettors – identical to those in a BMW 2002 –
hark behind to a brand’s construction story and supplement a final touch
to a bike’s manifest authenticity.

Another visible prominence is a exposed, chrome-plated
judgment missile that connects a behind circle to a drive. There are
no serve covers anywhere on a motorcycle, that serves to keep its
engineering clearly visible. Similarly, a wiring of a concept
bike are reduced to no some-more than starter and lights, underlining its
precisionist design.

The BMW Motorrad Concept R18 is a third in-house
interpretation of a large-capacity fighter engine to come from BMW
Motorrad. Last Dec a indication combined by a Japanese customisers,
CUSTOM WORKS ZON was presented during a Yokohama Hot Rod Show, on the
basement of this new antecedent engine. The ‘Departed’ won a biggest
fame of a event, a ’Best of Show Motorcycle’ award, thrilling
motorcycle fans with a classical forms, complicated prolongation techniques
and all demeanour of primer art and qualification in a details. The subsequent round
was a interpretation by Revival Cycles.

The customisers from Austin, Texas combined a fantastic bike
with their ‘Revival Birdcage’ model, an ideal display platform
for a Big Boxer. The specifically grown titanium support comforts an
unrestricted perspective of a engine and expostulate from all angles. This
American pattern combined a outcry during final month’s Handbuilt Show in Texas.

High peculiarity sum in excellent tradition work.

As for a colour design, a BMW Motorrad Concept R18 shows itself
to be a classic. The thesis is standard BMW: a white, hand-applied
lines on a flare and fuel tank in multiple with a black base
colour paint a classical BMW colour theme. A watchful yellow-gold
polish outcome lends a splendid twin lines an disdainful touch, and the
black outcome paintwork on a tank and flare rods likewise reveal, in
a best tradition style, an surprising abyss when a object strikes the
vast lead particles in a several layers of a paintwork.

The manifest pattern of a imprinted singular leather chair is
borrowed from a classics of a 1950s. Reinterpreted and somewhat
some-more comfortable, a peculiarity embossing sits ideally within the
altogether precisionist and high-class design. The cantilever open strut is
integrated underneath a seat. The graphics of a headlamp pattern are
also suggestive of a 1950s. The classical U figure of a original
potion cover components are now interpreted as LED flare elements.

Every one of these sum contributes to a singular character
of a judgment bike and underlines a altogether statement. The BMW
Motorrad Concept R18 merges normal and ancestral pattern language
with a stream functionalities of BMW Motorrad in a awake and
cohesive whole.

Moreover, an disdainful and formally themed equine leather jacket,
that recreates a aesthetics of those days, has been designed
generally for a display of a judgment bike during a Concorso
d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The leather coupler comforts a really smooth
aspect with usually small pellet and a protectors are integrated
roughly invisibly.

A counterpoint to contemporary times.

“For me, motorcycles like a BMW Motorrad Concept R18 are a response
to a flourishing need among a motorcycling community: instead of
technology, a concentration here is on simplification, flawlessness and
transparency. we observe an roughly regretful emotional for real
automatic engineering. Our aim with this judgment bike is to address
this need and spin it into an analogue matter in a digital age. We
have a abounding story of iconic motorcycles, and they all bear a same
pattern characteristics. We trust that this can still work well
together currently with a stream technology,” says Edgar Heinrich in conclusion.


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In box of queries greatfully contact:

Antonia Cecchetti, Communications BMW Motorrad
Tel.: +49 89

Tim Diehl-Thiele, Head of Communications BMW Motorrad
Tel.: +49
89 382-57505,



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