*Manufacturer’s Recommended Ride Away Price for a new BMW R 18 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 new BMW R 18

Soul is all that matters

The all new R 18 invokes memories of our proud history and the iconic hallmarks of the BMW brand. Countlessly refined over the years, we're excited to deliver a modern take on the classic bikes of old.

The result is a cruiser that is full of character, boasting the largest and most eye-catching boxer engine we've ever built - that also incorporates timeless design cues and the highest quality parts. Starting off with the timeless "First Edition" model, we're about to open up a world of possibility...

R 18 Dealer Network Custom Builds

R 18 Dealer Network Custom Builds

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. Our BMW Motorrad Australia dealer network is here to assist you when it comes to creating your dream R 18, get inspired by some of the great builds our dealers have developed so far...

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R 18 First Edition with Reverse Assistant

R 18 First Edition with Reverse Assistant


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Available Colours

Choose your style

Discover the range of available colours on the R 18.

Black Storm Metallic w/ Pinstriping

Available on R 18, R 18 Deluxe and R 18 Highline variants.

Mars Red Metallic

Available on R 18 and R 18 Highline variants only.

Black Storm Metallic

Available on R 18, R 18 Custom and R 18 Highline variants only.

Manhattan Metallic Matt

Available on R 18 and R 18 Highline variants only.

Option 719 Galaxy Dust Metallic / Titan Silver 2 Metallic

Available on R 18 and R 18 Highline variants only.

Model Variants

R 18

Standard Equipment

  • ASC, ABS
  • 3 x Riding Modes (Rock, Roll, Rain)
  • Keyless Ride, Spoke Wheels
  • Dynamic Engine Brake Control
  • Adjustable Hand Levers
  • LED Headlight, Taillight and Indicator Lights
  • Heated Grips, Cruise Control
R 18 Custom

Custom Additions

  • Lockable Fuel Cap
  • Hill Start Control
  • Headlight Pro, Adaptive Headlights, Daytime Riding Light
  • Anti-Theft Alarm System
R 18 Deluxe

Deluxe Additions

  • First Edition including Pinstripes and Chrome Package
  • Lockable Fuel Cap
  • Hill Start Control
  • Headlight Pro, Adaptive Headlight, Daytime Riding Light
  • Reverse Gear, Floorboards
  • Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Passenger Kit
R 18 Highline

Highline Additions

  • Lockable Fuel Cap
  • Hill Start Control
  • Headlight Pro (inc. Adaptive Headlight & Daytime Riding Light)
  • Reverse Gear
  • Anti-theft Alarm System

Design Options

Fork tubes.
We see the metal fork tube of the R 18.
We see the footboards of the  R 18.
2-Tone-Black cylinder head covers.
2-Tone-Black cylinder head covers.
Fishtail rear silencer.
The long fishtail rear silencer also emphasises the cruiser silhouette.
Rear view.
We see the R 18 from behind. The double striping is clearly visible.
Boxer with pushrods.
We see the imposing 1802 ccm two-cylinder boxer engine of the R 18.
Open drive shaft and double-cradle frame.
The open drive shaft: another hallmark from the history of BMW Motorrad.
Fork bridge.
We see the puristic fork bridge of the R 18.

3 Years Warranty

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

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

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Configure your personal cruiser

Configure your personal cruiser

Our Option 719 offers many possibilities to lend the R 18 individual character. The Option 719 Bi-Colour ICON cast wheel completes the bike’s high-grade look. And the Option 719 seat made of black artificial leather with diamond embossing and seams as well as embroidered BMW badge make any ride out even more comfortable.

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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 customisation. 

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Experience the sound of the R 18

We have counted on the boxer since 1923  – by conviction. The 1802 ccm two-cylinder boxer engine of the R 18 is the boxer with the most displacement that we have ever built. It delivers its maximum torque of 158 Nm at 3000 min-1. From 2000 bis 4000 min-1, it always delivers over 150 Nm, meaning a consistently high torque with the typical running characteristics of a boxer. At 4750 min-1, the Big Boxer delivers 67 kW (91 hp). Thereby combining its core tradition with modern technology. For pure emotion on the road.

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ccm capacity
Nm torque at 3,000 rpm
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Build it the way you want it

#Soulfuel means always keeping your passion and curiosity in any situation. The all new BMW R 18 allows you to show this desire for individuality through a range of countless accessories and options, to truly make the bike your own.

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