BMW’s Centenary specials – Highway Rider Journal

To have fun 100 years of BMW bikes the corporate has introduced a pair of restricted version machines – an R nineT and R 18 – with each being restricted in manufacturing to only 1923 models.

Australian Highway Rider would have cherished to have seen a reproduction of the unique R 32, however perhaps a tiny engine, big wheels and pre-war brakes wouldn’t have attracted the kind of consideration the corporate is on the lookout for.P90488238-highRes
The R 32 was a roadster of kinds although, so it’s unsurprising the anniversary mannequin is an R nineT.


“The diminished design language of the R nineT is formed by 100 years of bike development and BMW Motorrad’s unbroken ardour for the boxer engine. Basic roadster design skilfully units the scene with a compact tank and upright seating place in addition to high- high quality supplies and classy design parts,” BMW mentioned in a press launch.

The bike will function high-grade paint-on-chrome surfaces and beautiful milled elements and wheels.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 be discovered on the seat hump. The entrance wheel cowl can be painted in black and options white double lining. The seat bench in two-tone mixture black/oxblood rounds off the prime quality look.
The R nineT 100 Years contains the 719 Basic wheels choice 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, heated grips and cruise management are customary.

For the large boxer, BMW’s stylists have used particular paintwork and floor idea with Basic Chrome.

Given it already has styling cues from older BMWs, it’s no shock the corporate selected its greatest Boxer ever to have fun 100 years of manufacturing bikes.

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 be discovered on the rear wheel cowl together with white double lining. The entrance wheel cowl and the facet 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 blends in harmoniously.

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 at the moment. Berlin can be residence to the BMW Motorrad manufacturing plant. The plant positioned in Berlin-Spandau will not be solely a manufacturing website, 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 choice. The high-quality and sturdy galvanic floor coating could 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. Security and luxury are ensured by Headlight Professional with adaptive turning gentle, reversing support, 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 virtually 100-year historical past and custom, which is inextricably linked with the legendary boxer engine. Custom and historical past will also be discovered on the BMW Motorrad manufacturing plant in Berlin – the birthplace of virtually each BMW motorbike for over 50 years. The enduring design and the unmistakable boxer engine illustrate that it’s concerning the roots of BMW Motorrad, about traditionally impressed shapes and particulars, about an genuine driving expertise and about decreasing motorbikes to the necessities. Briefly: The Heritage world of expertise is all a couple of distinctive angle to life, formed by the legendary boxer engine.