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The BMW R 18

Soul is all that matters

The R 18 invokes our history and the iconic hallmarks of our brand which we have worked very hard on. A legacy that we live by every day in the spirit of #SoulFuel. The result: a cruiser full of character featuring a boxer engine with the highest cubic capacity we have ever built, plus timeless design features. 

We see two motorcyclists in the sunshine.

Equipment

Standard equipment:
  • BMW Motorrad ABS
  • Stainless steel exhaust system
  • LED headlight
  • LED rear light and turn indicators
  • Flexcase
  • Self calibrating ASC
  • Centre stand
  • USB charging socket
  • Ride by Wire

Optional equipment:
  • Comfort package (heated grips and heated seat)
  • BMW Motorrad Connectivity (TFT colour display, multi-controller and associated apps)
  • LED daytime riding light
  • Keyless Ride
  • Anti-theft alarm system

Optional accessories:
  • Topcase and tail softbag variants
  • Luggage carrier
  • Windshield variants
  • Low seat at 760 mm
  • Scooter overall
  • BMW Motorrad Navigator
  • Navigation/smartphone bracket
  • Dual USB charging cable
  • Front fairing safety bar with LED auxiliary headlights
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The design of the R 18

Your style counts

Be one of the first and get yourself the R 18. The choice is yours.

Black storm metallic matt

The basic version of the R 18 in Black storm metallic insists on purity.

Black storm metallic/Vintage

As individual as you: the Blackstorm metallic and Mars red metallic paintwork of the BMW R 18. 

Option 719 Olivine

The Velvet green metallic paintwork underscores the iconic look of the BMW R 18.

Manhattan metallic matt

Engine and transmission in Nürburg Silver, polished aluminium parts and high-gloss chrome handlebars lend the R 18 contemporary characteristics.

Classic chrome

The limited edition model on occasion of BMW Motorrad's 100th anniversary including chrome design option and many other highlights.

A cruiser at first glance

The flyline is elongated and low. The double-cradle steel frame covers the powerful, sculpted engine that underlines the impressive presence of the bike. Riders also have a number of custom equipment options: the R 18 is scaled back to its core to allow for full customisation. 

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Fork tubes.
We see the metal fork tube of the R 18.
Footboards.
We see the footboards of the  R 18.
2-Tone-Black cylinder head covers.
2-Tone-Black cylinder head covers.
Fishtail rear silencer.
The long fishtail rear silencer also emphasises the cruiser silhouette.
Rear view.
We see the R 18 from behind. The double striping is clearly visible.
Boxer with pushrods.
We see the imposing 1802 ccm two-cylinder boxer engine of the R 18.
Open drive shaft and double-cradle frame.
The open drive shaft: another hallmark from the history of BMW Motorrad.
Fork bridge.
We see the puristic fork bridge of the R 18.

Configure your personal cruiser

Configure your personal cruiser

The R 18 in the Olivine model variant comes with an exclusive, high-quality Option 719 package. This package includes the weatherproof seat with diamond-shaped stitching, and fine forged wheels. And of course, there are other ways to further customise this special look and create your dream bike.

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3 years warranty.

Ride on & on & on. We`re giving you an extra year. 

Now there's a 3-year warranty on all motorcycles. 

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Experience the sound of the R 18

We have counted on the boxer since 1923  – by conviction. The 1802 ccm two-cylinder boxer engine of the R 18 is the boxer with the most displacement that we have ever built. It delivers its maximum torque of 158 Nm at 3000 min-1. From 2000 bis 4000 min-1, it always delivers over 150 Nm, meaning a consistently high torque with the typical running characteristics of a boxer. At 4750 min-1, the Big Boxer delivers 67 kW (91 hp). Thereby combining its core tradition with modern technology. For pure emotion on the road.

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1802
ccm capacity
158
Nm torque at 3,000 rpm
690
mm seat height
290
km range (min.)

The right way? Your own

#soulfuel means always keeping your passion and curiosity. Even when you are not sitting on your bike.    

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