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...

Available Colours

Choose your style.

Discover the range of available colours on the R 18.

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R 18 First Edition

This iconic design features pin striping around the tank, chrome parts and "First Edition" badging. With hallmarks of our original bikes, it's set to become a piece of BMW history.

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Design Options

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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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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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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1802
ccm capacity
158
Nm torque at 3,000 rpm
16
L fuel tank
345
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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