Just months after the release of its 2021 R 18 cruiser in 2020, BMW also dropped the first variant of that model, the R 18 Classic, a light-duty, traditionally styled tourer. It didn’t get quite the reception the long-anticipated base model did—after all, the Classic was seen more as a bolt-on special than a true stand-alone bike, but there are some notable differences. And when BMW said the R 18 Classic would be back for 2022, the news was overshadowed again by the release of the R 18 Transcontinental and R 18 B earlier in 2021—which is maybe why the brand has just released new photos of the 2022 R 18 Classic? Check them out below.
2022 BMW R 18 Classic Photo Gallery
Details on the returning Bavarian cruiser in this 12-picture gallery.