R 18 HERITAGE ROAD – THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS MC
The R 18’s heritage tracks back to some of BMW’s oldest motorcycles. To celebrate its launch in the US, we followed two BMW riders from the Hartford, CT chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club, who honor the heritage of the Army’s 9th and 10th cavalries – America’s first all-black peacetime regiments.
Meet club VP Paul “Beemer” Stringer, a retired high school principal and Purple Heart recipient, and probationary member Rob “S.O.B.” (Son of Beemer – no blood relation to Paul) Griffiths, an aeronautical engineer.
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