The BMW R 18 shows our iconic brand heritage, but this bike is all about allowing you to express your individuality and make it your own. We are thrilled to announce a competition between our dealers to determine the best custom R 18 in Australia. Two winners will then represent Australia in the International R 18 Customising Championship against the rest of the world.

Congratulations to our two Australian winners, Doncaster BMW Motorrad and Procycles St Peters and the seven international semi-finalist winners!

Good luck to the seven international semi-finalists competing in the final!

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How it works

How it works

The Australian Dealer customised builds will be judged via online voting open to public from 3-16 July 2023. First and Second place winners from Australia will participate in the international online semi-final competition. The winners will then be judged by a professional jury, resulting in six finalists. At the same time, there will be online public voting selecting the most popular customisation project.

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The seven international finalists will travel to Berlin for the world final. All seven participants will spend a full day with the BMW Motorrad design team where they can discuss all things BMW Motorrad. 

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International Semi Final Winners

Winner 1


Iron Annie

Winner 2



Winner 3



Winner 4


Rabbit Ground Customizing x Unikatwerk

Winner 5

United States

California Special R 18

Winner 6


Qingdao Junyi

Winner 7


R 18 Sturm and Drang

Want to experience the R 18 first hand?

Want to experience the R 18 first hand?

Book a test ride today at your local BMW Motorrad dealer or download a brochure to learn more.

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Discover more about the R 18

Please note: The vehicles shown may be equipped with accessories from third party suppliers and/or components that are neither manufactured nor distributed or tested by BMW. The BMW Group accepts no liability for the installation, characteristics and use of these components. ATTENTION: the installation of third-party accessories may also impair the driving characteristics! Driving modified vehicles and/or with the installation of the foreign parts shown here is at your own risk.

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