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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

The first step is the easiest – the A2 variant of the R 18 B

The R 18 B is also available in an A2-compliant variant with 35 kW (48 PS). This variant can be throttled, meaning your machine supports you when you hold your A2 driver’s license. You can enjoy the intuitive handling of the R 18 B from the very beginning.

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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