Global shortages on standard and optional equipment.

Please note that certain standard and optional equipment may not be available on selected motorcycles at present. Please check the listed features on your motorcycle when placing your order and confirm the exact delivery date after placing the order with your preferred Retailer, as delays are possible.

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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.

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 35 kW (48 PS). 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.

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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Machined engine housing cover.
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.
Machined fuel filler cap.
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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5 Year Warranty

Ride on & on & on. We`re giving you extra 2 years

Now there's a 5-year warranty on all motorcycles puchased from 1 June 2020. 

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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.)

Accessories and Gear Catalogue

R 18 Accessories and Rider Gear Catalogue
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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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