BMW Motorrad Malaysia unveils the 100 Years Edition of the iconic BMW R 18

BMW Motorrad Malaysia recently presented the New BMW R 18 100 Years, limited to only 1,923 units worldwide – a tribute to the founding year of BMW Motorrad when the first BMW motorcycle was presented to the world. Only ten exclusive units have been made available for customers and fans of the brand in Malaysia.

Hans de Visser, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “Presenting SoulFuel in its most iconic form, the New BMW R 18 100 Years is set to make its mark as the most stylish heritage cruiser by BMW Motorrad, powered by the largest displacement engine we have ever installed on a motorcycle. Built for genuine enthusiasts of SoulFuel motorcycles, the BMW R 18 is a timeless icon, accented with essentials from predecessor models — a purist design with no-frills technology and the highly-coveted big boxer engine for maximum thrill. In celebration of Making Life a Ride for 100 years now, the centennial edition of the BMW R 18 is a remarkable showcase of a century’s worth of joyous riding experiences. We are thrilled to present the limited edition variant of the beloved heritage cruiser for our loyal customers of BMW Motorrad in Malaysia.”

The 100 Years Edition is a testament to the modern-classic construction of the BMW R 18, embellished with heritage-centric features that gives the cruiser an unmistakable appearance. The BMW R 18 is also further enhanced with classic design elements dating back to the late 1920s, where the combination of chrome surfaces and high-quality paint concepts make a truly distinguishable ride for the asphalt and beyond.  

The Centennial Edition of BMW Motorrad’s Legendary Big Boxer.
The radiant, mirror-like shine of the high-grade Classic Chrome surface concept defines the New BMW R 18 100 Years, as it combines black paintwork and high-gloss chrome surfaces with white double pinstriping and embellished with a 100 Years badge. Classic Chrome accents are also found on the rear wheel cover in combination with white double pinstriping. The front wheel cover and the side covers are painted in black, complemented by white double pinstriping on the front mudguard. The Option 719 seat upholstered in the bicolour combination black/oxblood with high-quality diamond embossing blends in harmoniously as well.

The New BMW R 18 100 Years is further complemented by numerous chrome parts offered by the Chrome design option that can be seen on the handlebar fittings, gearshift and foot brake levers, handlebar clamps, handlebar weights, mirrors, brake master cylinders, brake calipers, engine casing covers, cylinder head covers and intake manifold trims. The high-quality and durable galvanic surface coating is also seen on the Akrapovič rear silencers with perforated tailpipe trims in the “propeller style” of the BMW logo.

Other notable equipment for the New BMW R 18 100 Years is a new speedometer with multifunctional display, along with a full LED headlight, LED rear and brake lights with rear indicators included, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), the three convenient riding modes (Rock, Roll, Rain) as well as the Keyless Ride feature. Optional equipment that are now standard include Adaptive Headlight, heated grips, Hill Start Control (HSC), Cruise Control, reverse gear, a lockable filler cap, along with powertrain black and floorboards.

Financial Services.
With the Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, ownership of the New BMW R 18 100 Years starts from RM1,938.00 per month (based on the Balloon Financing estimates of an 80% loan on a 4-year tenure). Owners can also enjoy additional benefits with the Industry-Leading Premium Engine Oil Inclusive, Service Inclusive and Warranty Extension Programmes by BMW Motorrad Malaysia. For more information on the programmes, visit

The retail pricing for the New BMW R 18 100 Years with BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s All-New 3-Year Warranty and 3-Year Roadside Assistance Programmes, without insurance) is RM 159,500.00

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