2023 BMW R nineT 100 Years and R 18 100 Years Editions First Look


BMW 100th anniversary edition models

BMW Motorrad is commemorating its one hundredth anniversary with the discharge of Particular Heritage editions of the R nineT and R18. BMW will produce 1,923 items of every mannequin, recognizing the debut of the model’s first bike, the R 32, in September 1923 on the German Motor Present in Berlin.

Each fashions include quite a lot of chrome and Choice 719 components, together with some milled items and a number of other paint-on-chrome surfaces. Using chrome acknowledges its historic use in bikes, significantly from the Twenties and onwards.

The R18 and R nineT 100 12 months editions with the R 32, BMW’s first bike.

The painted chrome components really posed a brand new problem that BMW didn’t face prior to now with traditional fashions just like the R 75/5, due to adjustments in paint know-how. Up to now, producers used solvent-based paints which labored nicely with chromium, however trendy solvent-free paints are extra finicky.

For the 100 12 months editions, BMW had to make use of a REACH regulation-compliant Chromium III course of that requires the metallic floor to be polished to a excessive gloss and be freed from mud and scratches. The components then needed to be immersed in varied electroplating baths so as to add layers of copper, nickel, and chromium. Paint can then be added in a number of layers, with a remaining clear coat added on the finish.

For the U.S., the 2023 BMW R 18 100 Years is priced at $18,990, plus a $895 vacation spot price. The R nineT 100 Years is priced at $19,995 plus a $695 vacation spot price. Each fashions will likely be accessible within the first quarter of 2023.

2023 BMW R nineT 100 Years

The R nineT 100 Years version includes a chrome tank with black paint and white double pinstriping, plus a two-tone black/oxblood purple seat. The chrome components are paired with black elements such because the fork tubes, air intakes and Choice 719 Basic black anodized rims.

The milled cylinder head covers, entrance engine cowl, seat holder, and oil filler plug are from the Choice 719 Billet Pack Shadow assortment whereas the adjustable hand levers, pegs, enlargement tank covers and bar-end mirrors are from the Billet Pack Shadow II assortment.

The R nineT 100 Years version comes commonplace with an adaptive cornering headlight, heated grips, cruise management, and Using Modes Professional. An anti-theft alarm is offered as an elective accent.

2023 BMW R 18 100 Years

The R 18 100 Years version is available in an identical chrome and black look with double white pin-striping. The seat can also be two-toned black and oxblood purple, however is embossed with a diamond sample. BMW calls the black shade “Avus Black,” named for a 12.1-mile lengthy excessive velocity race observe west of Berlin.

Breaking apart the black look is quite a lot of chrome components together with the hand and foot levers, handlebar clamps, handlebar weights, mirrors, brake grasp cylinders, brake calipers, engine cowl, cylinder head covers, and consumption manifold covers.

The R 18 100 Years additionally comes with a chromed Akrapovič exhaust with a perforated tailpipe trim formed just like the BMW emblem.

Commonplace options embody Automated Stability Management, Headlight Professional, cruise management and heated grips. Floorboards and an anti-theft system can be found as vendor put in equipment.


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