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The previous range of special equipment and the continuously growing range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories parts already offer many options for designing the R 18 and R 18 Classic individually and according to your own wishes. With the introduction of the 719 Parts option, BMW Motorrad is now adding features that enable customization with historical roots at the highest level. After all, decades ago the internal code “719” at BMW Motorrad stood for particularly high-quality and exclusive special equipment, unusual special requests and individual items. The new Option 719 Parts will be available from September 2021.
Option 719 AERO design package.
The Option 719 AERO design package includes the cylinder head covers on the left and right, the front cover and the intake snorkel cover on the left and right. All parts are made of aluminum sheet with a brushed and colorless anodized surface.
The cylinder head covers are adorned with filigree air slots that are reminiscent of the streamliners of the 1920s and 1930s. The highlight is a badge on the front and side covers. It is embossed from solid copper, chrome-plated and partially covered with white lacquer. The white lacquer that covers the sequence of digits “719” is reminiscent of historical emblems that were then covered with enamel.
Option 719 bench.
For the new R 18 and R 18 Classic, the 719 seat option is a particularly exclusive alternative to the standard seat. In addition to the standard seat height, it offers integrated seat heating and impresses with the choice of materials and workmanship. Two black upper materials are used, combined with a diamond-shaped quilted embossing. Embroidered BMW lettering and the 719 symbol on the side round off the exclusive seating.
Option 719 paintwork Galaxy Dust metallic / titanium silver 2 metallic.
The color Galaxy Dust metallic is a flip-flop lacquer that shimmers from purple to turquoise blue depending on the incidence of light. In addition, the many large effect pigments produce an incomparable visual effect when exposed to sunlight. This special paint is combined with a mirror in titanium silver 2 metallic on the tank. The transition between the two colored areas is represented by the hand-applied smoke effect known from the legendary R 90 S. In addition, a classic white double line surrounds the mirror surface.
Option 719 wheels AERO and ICON.
The two Option 719 wheel sets AERO and ICON in the basic colors silver matt or black matt ensure a particularly elegant and technically sophisticated look. These are cast light alloy wheels in a six-spoke design. The milled filigree ribs of the spokes are a special eye-catcher. The milled areas allow the machined aluminum to create a fascinating contrast with the paint color of the wheels - hence the name Contrast Cut.
R 18 and R 18 Classic: Successful market launch with the First Edition models.
With the market launch of the R 18 in September 2020, BMW Motorrad entered the cruiser segment and in February 2021, the second member of the new model series followed with the R 18 Classic. The R 18 Classic embodies the nostalgic tourer that cites the beginnings of the great touring cruiser. Compared to the very puristic R 18, the R 18 Classic is characterized by the large windshield, the pillion seat, the saddlebags, the additional LED headlights and the 16-inch front wheel.
Both R 18 models follow the tradition of historic BMW motorcycles. Technically and visually, they borrow from famous models such as the BMW R 5 and bring the essentials of the motorcycle back to the fore: puristic, no-frills technology and the boxer engine as the epicenter of driving pleasure, combined with “good vibrations”. The very successful market launch of the BMW R 18 and the R 18 Classic took place with the First Edition models. Production of these exclusive models, which are produced in limited numbers, will expire at the end of July 2021 after more than 13.000 units have been produced to date.
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