At the EICMA show in Milan, BMW’s just revealed a new concept cruiser motorcycle for 2020. Called the R18/2, we’ve been telling you the German factory have been working away on a new cruiser for 2020 – and it looks like we were right. But it’s not going into production just yet.

BMW R18/2 Concept

Following the unveiling of BMW’s Concept R 18 last year – the German factory’s just released its second sensational concept bike based on a big boxer engine; the BMW Motorrad Concept R18/2.

Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design BMW Motorrad said: “In contrast to the classic, elegant BMW Motorrad Concept R 18, the Concept R 18 /2 draws on its large boxer engine and frame to create a modern custom concept. The Concept R 18 /2 is uniquely extrovert. Elements from the past and future of BMW Motorrad merge here to create a captivating cruiser, making a powerful statement: “It’s a highly emotional bike designed for active riding. At the same time, the Concept R 18 /2 reflects the range of characterisations and customer dreams that we are able to realise using the same backbone,” explains


Almost opposite in styling to the previous R18 concept, the new R18/2 is a thoroughly modern machine with minimalist styling. As you’d expect, it’s powered by BMW’s large 2-cylinder boxer engine with 1800 cc, including modern air/oil cooling.

In addition to its boxer engine, loop frame and tear-drop fuel tank, it also comes with cast iron wheels with 19” at the front and 16” at the rear. It’s also kitted out with high-performance Brembo brake calipers and a Hattech stainless steel tailpipe system.

At this stage, that’s as much as we know.  There’s been no news on availability and no news on pricing. For more information on all the breaking new from the EICMA show, click HERE.

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