BMW R nineT 100 Years and BMW R 18 100 Years
In December 1922, BMW chief designer Max Friz places the primary full-scale BMW motorbike on the drafting board. At its coronary heart is an air-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine. The primary BMW motorbike, the R 32, was introduced in September 1923. This heralded the start of BMW motorbike manufacturing and launched an unprecedented success story.
To rejoice its 100-year historical past, BMW Motorrad is now presenting the 2 protagonists of the Heritage expertise world – the R nineT Roadster and the R 18 Cruiser with huge boxer – as 100 Years version fashions. In line with the 12 months wherein BMW Motorrad was based, each fashions are restricted to 1923 items every.
BMW R nineT 100 Years
The R nineT is unmistakably BMW and an amazing all spherical roadster motorbike that proudly showcases BMW Motorrad’s unbroken ardour for the boxer engine.
A compact tank and upright seating place in addition to high-quality supplies and classy design parts. The brand new R nineT 100 Years turns into an unique anniversary version due to quite a few different particular options. The guts continues to be the air/oil-cooled, 80 kW (109 hp) two-cylinder boxer engine. Within the anniversary version the legendary engine is accompanied by a variety of choices and an elaborate floor idea.
Paint finishes together with chrome surfaces even have an nearly 100-year custom in motorbike building. Chrome surfaces, often consisting of a copper, nickel and closing chrome layer are characterised by their hardness and ensuing excessive sturdiness, excellent safety in opposition to corrosion, however above all by a radiant, mirror-like shine. This made chrome a standard stylistic machine for designers from the late Twenties onwards, together with high-quality paint ideas. The BMW R 75/5 with chrome-plated tank sides and aspect covers, for instance, is known at BMW Motorrad. With the brand new BMW R nineT 100 Years and R 18 100 Years and the Basic Chrome floor idea, BMW Motorrad is reviving this incomparably refined interaction of paint and chrome.
The tank is a mixture of black with chrome and white double-lining and is complemented by knee pads and a 100 Years badge. Basic chrome can also be discovered on the seat hump. The entrance wheel cowl can also be painted in black and options white double lining. The seat bench in two-tone mixture black/oxblood rounds off the prime quality look.
Quite a few black elements equivalent to fork tubes, air consumption snorkel and a few Choice 719 elements complement this harmoniously. The R nineT 100 Years consists of the 719 Basic wheels possibility with black anodised rim rings, the Choice 719 Shadow milled elements bundle with milled cylinder head covers, engine housing covers, seat holders, oil filler plug and the Choice 719 Shadow II milled elements bundle, consisting of adjustable hand levers and a footrest system, pillion footrests in addition to enlargement tank covers and handlebar finish mirrors.
Adaptive turning gentle and the Consolation Bundle with heated grips, cruise management and Driving Modes Professional full the in depth gear of the version mannequin. An anti-theft alarm system may also be retrofitted as a part of the non-obligatory gear ex works or through the vary of Unique BMW Motorrad Equipment.
BMW R 18 100 Years
The unmissable centrepiece of the R 18 100 Years is the 67 kW (91 hp) Massive Boxer engine, at 1802 cc it’s the largest displacement ever put in by BMW Motorrad.
The color scheme of the R 18 100 Years, like that of the anniversary mannequin of the R nineT, is in Basic Chrome and thus combines black paintwork and high-gloss chrome surfaces in addition to white double lining and a 100 Years badge.
The paint-on-chrome idea in Basic Chrome can also be discovered on the rear wheel cowl together with white double lining.
The entrance wheel cowl and the aspect covers are painted in black, complemented by white double lining on the entrance mudguard. The Choice 719 seat upholstered within the bicolour mixture black/oxblood with high-quality diamond embossing.
Black as a symbolic color scheme of nice BMW Motorrad custom additionally adorns the engine, transmission housing and rear axle drive. The precise designation is Avus Black – a memory of the legendary high-speed race monitor in Berlin, the place BMW Motorrad as soon as celebrated nice racing successes and the place the Avus monument with BMW Motorrad manufacturing unit rider Ernst Henne nonetheless commemorates it right now. Berlin can also be house to the BMW Motorrad manufacturing plant. The plant positioned in Berlin-Spandau will not be solely a manufacturing web site, it is usually the lead plant for the worldwide motorbike manufacturing of BMW Motorrad.
The R 18 100 Years is complemented by quite a few chrome elements from the Chrome design possibility. The high-quality and sturdy galvanic floor coating may be discovered on these elements: Handlebar fittings, gearshift and foot brake levers, handlebar clamps, handlebar weights, mirrors, brake grasp cylinders, brake calipers, engine casing covers, cylinder head covers and consumption manifold trims.
Different options of the BMW R 18 100 Years additionally embody chromed Akrapovič rear silencers with perforated tailpipe trims within the “propeller type” of the BMW model brand.
BMW R 18 100 Years additionally scores Headlight Professional with adaptive turning gentle, reversing assist, digital cruise management and heated grips.
With the R nineT and R 18 fashions within the Heritage expertise world, BMW Motorrad is paying due tribute to its nearly 100-year historical past and custom, which is inextricably linked with the legendary boxer engine. Custom and historical past may also be discovered on the BMW Motorrad manufacturing plant in Berlin – the birthplace of just about each BMW motorbike for over 50 years.