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, such as the white double striping on the R 18 First Edition. 

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 First Edition

    The double striping and chrome design option are characteristic of the First Edition, as are the sticker and logo.

    R 18

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

    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.
    Machined engine housing cover.
    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.
    Machined fuel filler cap.
    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.

    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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