BMW R 18

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 R 18 FIRST EDITION


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

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.

Fork tubes.

The material chosen is also classic: metal. 

Footboards.

For a relaxed boxer ride experience.

2-Tone-Black cylinder head covers.

The high-quality 2-Tone-Black cylinder head covers made of milled aluminium perfectly give the boxer engine an attractive appearance.

Fishtail rear silencer.

Its design emphasises the typical cruiser silhouette of the R 18.    

Rear view.

More memorable: the fender with white double striping of the R 18 First Edition. 

Boxer with pushrods.

The R stands for boxers and has done so for over 95 years.

Open drive shaft and double-cradle frame.

The open, nickel-plated drive shaft puts the focus on the torque.

Fork bridge.

Clean and authentic in every detail.



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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