The BMW R 18 B

Raw power – pure soul

The R 18 B brings together full power with BMW Motorrad touring history and the emotional character of the R 18 family. The large front end featuring trim panels on the handlebars and the low windscreen already demonstrate a strong character. The 1802 cc of the black Big Boxer also leave no room for speculation. Still, it’s not all about displacement. The R 18 B goes significantly further. It’s made for customising. Turn it into your unique bike and bring out the #SoulFuel.

R 18 B design

Looks: typical bagger motorcycle

The dropping fly line runs from the tall, striking front trim panel to the drop-shaped 24-litre tank and the stretched seat to the rear end featuring permanently installed cases and integrated tail lights. Typical for BMW Motorrad: consistent and straight-forward design. Typical for a bagger motorcycle: characteristic streamlining.

    R 18 B First Edition

    The Black storm metallic paintwork with white double lines meets a special surface finish. Supplemented by high-grade stitching on the seat and “First Edition” lettering on both cases, the combination makes for an exclusive paintwork and chrome look.

    Black storm metallic

    The purist Black storm metallic paintwork underlines the look of the R 18 B.

    Option 719 Galaxy dust metallic/Titan silver 2 metallic

    Depending on the angle, the effect paintwork glows in blue or violet, turning your R 18 B into an absolute eye-catcher.

    Manhattan metallic matt

    The modern paintwork variety lends the R 18 B a confident appearance.

    Make yours unique

    You know exactly what you want. For this reason, the R 18 B has been completely geared towards customisation. This applies both to the design as well as to the range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories and equipment. The elaborate “Machined” and “2-Tone-Black” collections developed in cooperation with Roland Sands Design, the traditional “Option 719” and the Vance & Hines exhaust systems are merely the starting point on the way to an R 18 B that suits your taste.

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    Highlights at a glance

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

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    Black tank with double lining and bolted logo
    Black tank with double lining.
    Cases
    Cases that have been integrated into the streamlining outline.
    Cockpit
    The cockpit boasts the analogue round instruments and the TFT display.
    Power Reserve
    Power Reserve display as a traditional round instrument.
    TFT display
    TFT display of the R 18 B.
    Marshall Gold Series Stage 1
    Installed Marshall speakers.
    Boxer engine
    Impressive R 18 B boxer engine.
    Front trim panel
    Front trim panel of the R 18 B.

    Experience the engine of the R 18 B

    1802 cc – but no space for hot air

    There has never been this much displacement. You can see it, hear it and feel it. Rely on over 150 Nm at any time between 2,000 to 4,000 rpm. For powerful indulgence and a consistently high torque developed in a typical boxer way. At 4,750 rpm the mighty power train generates 67 kW (91 hp). The exposed, nickel-plated cardan shaft is based on a traditional design, representing one of many more highlights of these 1802 cc.

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    1802
    cc displacement
    720
    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

    Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ Rain

    Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ Rain

    The R 18 B’s three riding modes offer you riding pleasure and safety as standard, supplemented by Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and dynamic engine brake control (MSR). Reverser and Hill Start Control make hill starts easier and add even more convenience. Plus the traditional headlight shape features cutting-edge LED lighting technology. The adaptive headlight is optionally available to provide you with almost complete illumination of the road when cornering while maintaining the high-beam headlight at a constant headlight range.

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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. 

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