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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.

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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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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

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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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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