Naturally, each bike will be part of a limited edition fleet; for this collection, we’re told there will be 1,923 units in celebration of the founding year of BMW Motorrad, all of which will showcase a special 100 Years badge.
Chrome and black for this beauty – and we like the contrast.
For the R18 100 Years, BMW has given us chrome along the rear wheel cover, the front of the engine case, the handlebar fittings, gearshift and foot levers, as well as the cylinder heads and Akrapovic rear silencers, while engine, transmission and rear axle drive are all blacked out.
This is all to benefit the addition of an adaptive turning light, cruise control and heated grips – and let’s not forget that bangin’ heart capable of a punchy 1,802cc / 91hp @ 4,750rpm and 116lbs-ft of yank @ 3,000rpm.
Bottom line, BMW’s #SoulFuel hashtag has just begotten another beauty for the Bavarian ranks – and we’re here for the adherence to premium power.