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

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

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. 

We see two motorcyclists in the sunshine.

The design of the R 18

Your style counts

The R 18 is now available in a range of new paint colors. The choice is yours.

Black Storm Metallic

The basic version of the R 18 in Black Storm Metallic insists on purity.

Mars Red Metallic

The R 18 with Mars Red Metallic paint makes a clear statement.

Manhattan Metallic Matte

Engine and transmission in Nürburg Silver, polished aluminum parts and high-gloss chrome handlebars lend the R 18 contemporary characteristics.

Option 719 Mineral White <etallic

This exclusive color combination with unmissable highlights in gold lends elegance and grandeur to your R 18.

Option 719 Galaxy Dust Metallic/Titansilver 2 Metallic

The R 18 featuring effect paint shimmering between blue and violet with silver contrast surfaces immediately catches the eye.

Classic chrome

The limited edition model on occasion of BMW Motorrad's 100th anniversary including chrome design option and many other highlights.

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 customization. 

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Machined engine housing cover
We see the machined engine housing of the R 18.
Available Floorboards
We see the footboards of the  R 18.
Available 2-Tone-Black cylinder head covers.
Available 2-Tone-Black cylinder head covers.
Fishtail silencers
The long fishtail silencers also emphasize the cruiser silhouette.
Machined fuel filler cap.
We see the Machined fuel filler cap.
Boxer with pushrods.
The imposing 1802 cc two-cylinder boxer engine of the R 18.
Open drive shaft and double-cradle frame.
The open driveshaft: another hallmark from the history of BMW Motorrad.
Fork bridge.
We see the fork bridge in its purist form on the R 18.

Make your personal cruiser

Make your personal cruiser

Our Option 719 opens up a host of opportunities to lend the R 18 a personal touch. The Option 719 Bicolor Icon cast wheel completes the bike’s high-grade look. The Option 719 seat made of black artificial leather with diamond embossing and seams as well as embroidered BMW badge makes the ride even more stylish and comfortable.

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Experience the sound of the R 18

We have counted on the boxer since 1923 with conviction. The 1,802 cc two-cylinder boxer engine of the R 18 is the highest displacement boxer that BMW has ever built. It delivers a maximum torque of 116 lbs-ft at 3,000 rpm. At 4,750 rpm, the Big Boxer delivers 91 hp combining its core tradition with modern technology for pure emotion on the road. 

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Capacity: 1,802 cc
Torque: 116 lbs-ft at 3,000 rpm
Seat height: 27.2“
Horsepower: 91 hp at 4,750 rpm

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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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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