2023 R 18

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.

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.

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.

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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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 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.

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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