In December 1922, BMW chief designer Max Friz puts the first full-scale BMW motorcycle on the drawing board. At its heart is an air-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine. The first BMW motorcycle, the R 32, was presented in September 1923. This heralded the beginning of BMW motorcycle production and launched an unprecedented success story. To celebrate its 100-year history, BMW Motorrad is now presenting the two protagonists of the Heritage experience world - the R nineT Roadster and the R 18 Cruiser with big boxer - as 100 Years edition models. In keeping with the year in which BMW Motorrad was founded, both models are limited to 1923 units each.
For 100 years, we have been doing everything we can to bring ideas to the streets, break records, push the boundaries and constantly challenge the status quo. Two new highlights to mark the anniversary are the BMW R 18 100 Years and BMW R nineT 100 Years edition models, each limited to 1,923 units. What you see sparkling here is not just us, but also the exclusive paint-on-chrome technology. Join us in celebrating 100 years of the "Make Life a Ride" spirit.
The BMW R 18 was, is and remains an icon. Many of its features have formed a key part of our history, such as the boxer engine or the unmistakable, drop-shaped tank. The BMW R 18 100 Years has already gained cult bike status thanks to its appearance. The edition model boasts historic features with plenty of chrome – a true model for aficionados. The 100-year badge indicating “1 of 1,923” emphasises its exclusive character.
The BMW R nineT 100 Years unmistakably embodies our history and will always remain contemporary. As the model that established BMW Motorrad Heritage World, it has long since gained cult status. This bike represents true individualism. A particular highlight of the edition model: included Option 719 milled parts in black for a dominant, high-quality appearance. A true masterpiece – identifiable by the exclusive 100-year badge on the tank.
The BMW R nineT and BMW R 18 are already bikes individualists will appreciate, given they are always ready for customising. The two edition models stand out from the mainstream even more with their exclusive design and on the basis of their limited production numbers. These bikes are for true aficionados. Which one suits you?
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