The R 18 Transcontinental with its Big Boxer has been completely geared towards eating up the miles. Learn all about the technical data here.
Air/oil cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the crank shaft
107.1 mm x 100 mm
67 kW at 4,750 rpm
158 Nm at 3,000 rpm
Electronic intake manifold fuel injection/digital engine management: BMS-O with electromotive throttle controller
Closed-loop three-way catalytic converter
Mileage / consumption
Over 180 km/h
Super plus, unleaded (max. 15% ethanol, E15) RON 95 90 AKI
Permanent magnet alternator with 660 W (nominal capacity)
12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free
Single-disc dry clutch
6-speed shifting claw transmission in separate transmission housing
Double-cradle tubular steel frame with screwed-on downtubes
Steel double-sided swinging arm with central spring strut
120 mm / 120 mm
Cast aluminium front wheel
3.5 x 19"
5.0 x 16"
Twin disc brake, 300 mm in diameter, four-piston fixed caliper
Single disc brake, 300 mm in diameter, four-piston fixed caliper
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (fully integrated)
approx. 24 l
approx. 4 l
1) According to Directive (EU) 168/2013 with all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refuelled with at min. 90% of the usable fuel tank capacity.