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All motorcycles are supplied only with equipment required by law. BMW Motorrad UK reserves the right to alter prices and specification without notice. BMW Motorrad UK has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of information but does not accept liability for any errors or omissions. Actual configuration may differ slightly in appearance to images shown.

The new BMW R 18

Soul is all that matters

The new R 18 invokes our history and the iconic hallmarks of our brand which we have worked very hard on. The result: a cruiser that is full of character boasting a boxer engine with the most displacement that we have ever built as well as timeless design features.

We see two motorcyclists in the sunshine.

The first step is the easiest – the A2 variant of the R 18

The R 18 is also available in an A2-compliant variant with 95 HP. This variant can be throttled, meaning your machine supports you when you hold your A2 driver’s license. You can enjoy the intuitive handling of the R 18 from the very beginning.

Specification

R 18 First Edition

Standard Specification:

  • Speedometer with multifunction display (On-board computer)
  • LED Headlight
  • LED Rear and Brake Light included rear indictors
  • Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • 3 Riding Modes (Rock, Roll and Rain)
  • Keyless Ride
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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.

R 18

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

Mars Red metallic

The R 18 with Mars Red metallic paintwork makes a clear statement.

Manhattan metallic matt

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

Option 719 Galaxy Dust metallic/Titansilber 2 metallic

The R 18 featuring effect paintwork shimmering between blue and violet with silver contrast surfaces immediately catches the eye.

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

Our Option 719 opens up a host of opportunities to lend the R 18 a personal touch. The Option 719 Bicolour Icon cast wheel completes the bike’s high-grade look. The Option 719 seat made of black artificial leather with diamond embossing and seams as well as embroidered BMW badge makes any ride out even more comfortable.

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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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