#SoulFuel

The R 18 family

Collage of the BMW R 18 family.

Boasting 1,802 cc, the most powerful boxer engine ever built by BMW Motorrad is an unmissable centrepiece. The double cradle frame, telescopic forks, teardrop-shaped tank or even the double lines are iconic design features rooted in our history.

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Our R 18 models

R 18

Soul is all that matters: a cruiser bursting with character featuring a low and stretched flyline.

R 18 Classic

Iconic, nostalgic, soul fuel: historically derived from the first cruisers suitable for touring.

R 18 Roctane

Pure nonchalance: the R 18 Roctane is our coolest Grand Tourer with the personality of a Custom Factory Hot Rod.

R 18 B

Raw power meets a pure soul: typical bagger look with characteristic streamlining, a fairing fitted to the handlebars and permanently installed cases.

R 18 Transcontinental

Grand touring with big boxer: exclusive, luxurious and comfortable, entirely designed for riding with a passenger.

The R 12 family

Collage of the BMW R 12 family

Legends live longer. The R 12 models bring an unmistakable look to the road with their minimalist design language and unique roadster style. They are powered by a next stage of evolution of the Boxer engine. Otherwise, hardly a screw was left in its thread during development. The backbone designed for customising with a classic tubular spaceframe has been completely redeveloped. Can you hear the call? Express your inimitability.

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Our R 12 models

R 12 nineT

Uncompromising roadster with unmistakable proportions and stylish elements. The R 12 nineT is comfortable being the centre of attention and turns the road into your stage.

R 12

Casual cruiser with an iconic design, low seat height and distinctive styling. This bike conveys the #Soulfuel feeling like no other: life is easy on the R 12.

The minimalist design idiom is characterised by 100 years of motorcycle engineering and our unbroken passion for the boxer engine. The traditional roadster design with its compact fuel tank and upright seating position strikingly sets the scene for the high-quality materials and the respective style elements.

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Much more than just motorcycles

SummerRide jacket.

We make our clothing with the same passion we dedicate to making our bikes. And with the same focus on quality: for minimalist and classic looks that don’t show off their high levels of functionality and protection, additionally giving you complete freedom of movement in your everyday life.

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Shots of the R 18 The Wal.

BMW R 18 The Wal

Customiser Shinya Kimura created an unmistakable, one-off R 18 and named it The Wal. In his workshop, he combined expert craftsmanship with Japanese aesthetics and the brute force of the 1,802 cc big boxer engine.

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