*All motorcycles listed are available for delivery via any BMW Motorrad Dealer within Australia. MRRP’s shown on the Website are estimated prices which include the manufacturer’s recommended retail price for the vehicle, registration, compulsory third party insurance (CTP), an estimated dealer delivery charge, stamp duty, options entered during the configuration process, and other applicable statutory charges. The amounts of some of these components are set by third parties over which BMW Motorrad has no control and are subject to change. The actual ride away price you pay for a vehicle will be agreed by you with the selling Dealer and set out in the Dealer Sales Contract.

Any pricing displayed, including promotional or “on sale” pricing, is only available for the specified VIN number or Offer number ( ie. Offer number: XXXXXX) listed on the detail page of the specific vehicle.  Once the vehicle is sold, the displayed price is no longer available. As per above, the actual ride away price you pay for a vehicle will be agreed by you with the selling Dealer and set out in the Dealer Sales Contract.

Vehicles that are listed as "In Stock" will have the shortest delivery lead time to your preferred dealer. Delivery lead times vary between dealers based on location, transportation and other factors that are beyond the control of BMW Motorrad.

Motorcycles listed as "Arriving Soon" are currently in transit to Australia. Your preferred BMW Motorrad dealer will be able to provide further information on approximate arrival times however unforeseen delays are possible.

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 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. 

R 18 Offer

*T&C's apply. Offer available on R 18 models up to December 2023 production. Promotional stock colour and variants may differ from product shown.


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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Available Colours

Choose your style

Discover the range of available colours on the R 18.

Black Storm Metallic

Available on MY23 and MY24 R 18, R 18 HL and R 18 BL variants.

Black Storm Metallic w/ Pinstriping

Available on MY23 and MY24 R 18 and R 18 HL variants.

Manhattan Metallic Matt

Available on MY23 and MY24 R 18 and R 18 HL variants.

Black storm metallic / Mars Red Metallic

Available on MY24 R 18 and R 18 HL models.

Option 719 Velvet Green Metallic

Available on MY24 R 18 models.

Classic chrome

Available on 100 Years Limited Edition model only.

Mars Red Metallic

Available on MY23 R 18 and R 18 HL variants.

Option 719 Mineral White Metallic

Available on MY23 R 18 and R 18 HL variants.

Option 719 Galaxy Dust Metallic / Titan Silver 2 Metallic

Available on MY23 R 18 and R 18 HL variants.

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 HL

HL Additions

  • Lockable Fuel Cap
  • Hill Start Control
  • Headlight Pro (inc. Adaptive Headlight & Daytime Riding Light)
  • Reverse Gear
  • Anti-theft Alarm System
R 18 BL

BL Additions

  • Lockable Fuel Cap
  • Hill Start Control
  • Headlight Pro, Adaptive Headlights, Daytime Riding Light
  • Heated Grips, Reverse Gear, Cruise Control
  • High Passenger Kit, Floorboards
  • Anti-Theft Alarm System

Design Package Black: Black Powertrain, Black Cast Wheels with Tyre Pressure Control

R 18 Bobber Kit

R 18 Bobber Kit

Make the iconic R 18 your own with the Bobber Kit, where individuality meets timeless design.

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The BMW R 18 Custom Workshop

The BMW R 18 Custom Workshop

Put your soul on the road with the R 18. Made for customising, build your dream cruiser with our R 18 Custom Workshop. Choose from a range of accessories, options and designs.

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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.

5 Years Warranty

Keep on riding. We're giving you three extra years. 

Now there's a 5-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
L fuel tank
kg Unladen weight, road-ready

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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