• BMW R 1800 Big Boxer Twin Technical Details

    8 monthes ago - By Motorcyclist

    BMW has been teasing its massive new 1,802cc Big Boxer engine for some time, showcasing the mill in customs from Zon and Revival Cycles , and within concepts like the R 18. Earlier this year we also got a glimpse at the production version of the bike to be powered by this unmistakable powerplant. That's all to say that BMW's made no secret of the new cruiser platform on the horizon, but details on the specifics of the engine have been sparse until now.
    The design of the Big Boxer blends old tech with new tech. From the outside it's clear that the design of the engine is rooted in BMW's...
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  • BMW R 1800 Big Boxer Twin Technical Details Photo Gallery

    BMW R 1800 Big Boxer Twin Technical Details Photo Gallery

    8 monthes ago - By Motorcyclist

    The design of the Big Boxer blends old tech with new tech.
    Meet the 1,802cc Big Boxer.
    The aluminum engine housing is vertically split.
    Cast aluminum pistons are driven by a tempered steel crankshaft within Nikasil-coated cylinders.
    Big Boxer deconstructed.
    The six-speed transmission is housed in a separate aluminum housing at the rear of the main engine housing.
    Elegantly designed.
    Josef Miritsch, head BMW's Air-Cooled Boxer Series.
    The transmission sends power to the rear wheel by way of a universal shaft drive.
    Air-cooling still plays a big part in the Big Boxer's design.
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