European model shown. 

European model shown. 

MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $895, tax, title and registration.

MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $895, tax, title and registration.

BMW R 18 Roctane

Touring with hot-rod styling

The R 18 Roctane. Appearance: Bagger. Comfort: touring motorcycle. Personality: custom factory hot rod. It is driven by the powerful big boxer engine. Ride it and every country road turns into Route 66. Its style is black and matte – that’s what joy can look like. At least for those who bring #SoulFuel to life. Bagger outline, dragster seat and mini ape-hanger demonstrate that this is not an ordinary bike. Want even more rock 'n' roll? The bike is ready for customizing. All you need to do is own it!

Touring motorcycle with hot rod design

Character: independent

This extroverted bike does not conform. It stands out despite its dark colors. Or precisely because of them. The three versions emphasize its different facets. You like doing your own thing? Take it to another level with customizing.

Black Storm Metallic

Rock 'n' roll from the factory: black on black. It celebrates its independent character in Black Storm Metallic.

Mineral Gray Metallic Matte

Rock solid: the R 18 Roctane in optionally available Mineral Gray Metallic Matte.

Manhattan Metallic Matte

The expressive Manhattan Metallic Matte paint adds elegance to your R 18 Roctane.

More than a bike – your statement

The iconic front with round LED headlight and 21-inch cast aluminum wheel leads the way towards the horizon. You casually grip the mini ape-hanger and rest your feet on the standard footboards, while the dragster seat gives you support on long tours. The elongated bagger outline flows straight to the stylish rear end, featuring hard-shell cases.  This bike is an eye-catcher. Unmistakable: the unique boxer sound from the striking, dark chrome rear exhaust.

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It’s just the most casual way to go touring.


Dominic Thönnes

Heritage product specialist

Powerful big boxer engine
Detailed view of the BMW Motorrad R 18 Roctane boxer engine
Impressive 21-inch front wheel
Detailed view of the 21-inch front wheel on the BMW Motorrad R 18 Roctane
Striking mini ape-hanger
Detailed view of the mini ape-hanger on the BMW Motorrad R 18 Roctane
Black, straight rear exhaust
Detailed view of the rear silencer on the BMW Motorrad R 18 Roctane
Round LED headlight
Detailed view of the round LED headlight on the BMW Motorrad R 18 Roctane
Comfortable dragster seat
Detailed view of the dragster seat on the BMW Motorrad R 18 Roctane
Hard-shell cases
Detailed view of the side cases on the BMW Motorrad R 18 Roctane
Traditional round dial speedometer
Detailed view of the round dial-type speedometer on the BMW Motorrad R 18 Roctane

Your bike, your rules

Your bike, your rules

Lend the R 18 Roctane your unique character. We offer a range of optional accessories, such as the Filler Panels or the Machined series by Roland Sands Design. A single seat is available for solo riders. Take customizing even further. There are no limits to your ideas. 

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Experience the sound of the R 18 Roctane

Big boxer for long tours

Big boxer for long tours

A bike with an uncompromising ride. Of course this bike features the largest boxer engine we offer. Generating consistently high torque, it provides sheer riding pleasure on long journeys. You can rely on 116 lbs-ft of torque between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm. At 4,750 rpm, our big boxer delivers a whopping 91 hp. The exposed, high-gloss, nickel-plated drive shaft makes power transmission impressively visible.

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lbs-ft torque at 3,000 rpm
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Air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine

Everything under your control

Numerous assistance systems make sure that you always have your bike under control. These include Automatic Stability Control (ASC), engine drag torque control (MSR) as well as optional Hill Start Control and reverse. Your three riding modes for more control and riding pleasure are Rock, Roll and Rain. And thanks to optimum seating ergonomics and plenty of storage space you won't have to do without the comfort you are used to on long tours.

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3 year warranty

Ride on & on & on. 

Get up to 3-years or 36,000 miles warranty on all new motorcycles.

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