*Manufacturer’s Recommended Ride Away Price for a new BMW R 18 Transcontinental with no optional extras. Price is based on the motorcycle being garaged in Sydney metro and a private owner with a good driving record. Price may vary according to individual circumstances and may vary between authorised BMW Motorrad dealers and states/territories. Modifications and mistakes reserved. Please consult your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer for further details.

The BMW R 18 Transcontinental

The road’s best dressed icon

The R 18 Transcontinental offers you exclusive and luxurious travelling. As a member of the R 18 family it represents BMW Motorrad’s tradition and is deeply rooted in the here and now: its unmistakeable front end with the tall windscreen and the mighty Big Boxer promise a comfortable, powerful ride for miles. The automatic load compensation feature accurately adapts the chassis to the load applicable to the motorcycle. And thanks to it being prepared for customising you can exactly define your R 18 Transcontinental according to what you will discover on every trip: yourself. Simply put: classic #SoulFuel.

R 18 Transcontinental

R 18 Transcontinental

MY22/COMP21

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Available Colours

Choose your style

Discover the range of available colours on the R 18 Transcontinental.

Black Storm Metallic w/ Pinstriping

Black Storm Metallic

Option 719 Galaxy Dust Metallic / Titan Silver 2 Metallic

Manhattan Metallic Matt

Model Specification

R 18 Transcontinental Standard Equipment

R 18 Transcontinental Standard Equipment

  • ABS, ACS, Dynamic Engine Brake Control
  • 3 Riding Modes (Rock, Roll, Rain), Keyless Ride
  • LED Headlights, Taillight and Indicators
  • 10.25" TFT Display, Adaptive Headlight, Daytime Riding Light
  • Top Case, Straight Exhaust Pipes, Highway Bars with Wind Deflectors
  • Locakable Fuel Cap, Floorboards, Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Spoke Wheels, Active Cruise Control, Hill Start Control
  • Heated Seats, Heated Grips, Smartphone Storage Compartment
  • Marshall Gold Series Stage 2 Speakers
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The music video depicts the band called The Cadillac Three and the new R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental heritage models.

Stick to your path

The R 18 Transcontinental has been excellently prepared for anything you throw at it. It has been designed so that you can customise it just like you want it. The ample range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories additionally supports this customising concept. The “Machined” and “2-Tone-Black” collections, designed in collaboration with Roland Sands Design, the classic “Option 719”, for instance with AERO Design package, particularly emphasise the bike’s luxurious appearance even more. The R 18 Transcontinental can additionally be customised and upgraded with sophisticated and convenient touring equipment, such as case liners.

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Highlights at a glance

Discover the highlights in detail. The R 18 Transcontinental offers everything you would expect, from traditional elements to modern motorcycling technology. And much more!

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Power Reserve
Power Reserve display as a traditional round instrument.
Marshall Gold Series Stage 2
Installed Marshall speakers.
Cockpit
The cockpit boasts the analogue round instruments and the TFT display.
Smooth travels with Active Cruise Control
We see the R 18 B with the Active Cruise Control system.
Passenger seat
Passenger seat with comfortable backrest.
TFT display
TFT display of the R 18 Transcontinental.
Front trim panel
The front trim panel of the R 18 Transcontinental.
Wind deflector
Der Windabweiser der R 18 Transcontinental.

Experience the engine of the R 18 Transcontinental

Strength is born from calmness – and from each kilometre along the way

You already realise why the Big Boxer is called exactly that when you start it up. You can feel the vast displacement on every metre along the way. With its typical boxer power development you can rely on at minimum 150 Nm between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm. The impressive torque and unspoilt responsiveness guarantee fully fledged pleasure in the long term – relaxed, but never boring. And the exposed, nickel-plated cardan shaft demonstrates just how much history we have packed into these 1802 cc. What now? Time to write your own history.

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1802
cc displacement
740
mm seat height
158
Nm torque at 3,000 rpm
24
litre fuel tank capacity (approximately)
Air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine

Comfort and safety

Eating up the miles in a relaxed and safe way

Eating up the miles in a relaxed and safe way

You can comfortably eat up the miles on the R 18 Transcontinental: Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) and optional Active Cruise Control independently control the speed and the distance to the vehicle ahead. Furthermore three riding modes, Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and dynamic engine brake control (MSR) guarantee more safety as standard. Reverser, Hill Start Control and central locking system for cases and topcase optionally guarantee even more convenience per kilometre covered.

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3 Years Warranty

Ride on & on & on. We're giving you an extra year. 

Now there's a 3-year warranty on all motorcycles.*

* Valid on new motorcycles purchased from 1st October 2018

 

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