With the new R 18, BMW Motorrad now enter the cruiser segment. Like no other BMW motorcycle has ever done before, this model fully follow the tradition of the motorcycles BMW historical, both in technical and design terms.
Borrow technological and visual aspects famous models like the BMW R 5 To refocus attention on the essentials of the motorcycle: purist technology without unnecessary frills and the boxer motor as the epicenter of driving pleasure, all accompanied by "good vibes".
In addition, the classic design is combined in the R 18 with well-defined technology and contemporary to create a global concept fascinating, offering a driving experience as refined as it is emotional. The new R18 will have a P.V.P. recommended in Spain of € 24,590 uros.
The most powerful BMW boxer engine of all time with high torque
The centerpiece of the new BMW R 18 is a new boxer engine 2-cylinder: he "Big boxer" Both its impressive appearance and technology reflect a continuation of traditional boxer motors. air-cooled, which have provided an inspiring driving experience since BMW Motorrad began production in 1923.
The 2-cylinder boxer engine most powerful ever used in the serial production motorcycle has a displacement of 1,802 c.c. The maximum power is 91 hp (67 kW) a 4,750 rpm.
To regimes of between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm, a torque greater than 150 Nm is always available, and this elemental pulling force is combined with a resounding and resonant sound.
Steel tubular frame with double loop and rear swingarm with axle transmission housed in a rigid frame
The suspension centerpiece of the new R 18 is a tubular frame double loop steel. Its design perpetuates the long tradition of BMW Motorrad in this type of frame.
The extraordinary manufacturing quality and meticulous attention to detail are also evident in non-apparent features such as welded joints between steel pipes and cast or forged parts.
Like the legendary BMW R 5The rear swingarm, featuring a comparable design, surrounds the rear axle drive in authentic style using bolted connections.
The suspension elements of the new BMW R 18 deliberately dispense with the electronic adjustment options. Instead, a telescopic fork and a directly mounted center suspension with ride-dependent damping and adjustable spring preload They guarantee superior wheel control and attractive suspension comfort.
As in the legendary BMW R 5, the telescopic fork tubes are lined with sleeves. The fork tube diameter is 49mm, while the suspension travel is 120mm front and 90mm rear.
The new brake system of the BMW R 18 consists of a double disc brake in the front and a single disc brake at the rear along with fixed four-piston calipers. For their part, wire spoke rims guarantee an extremely elegant appearance.
Harmonious ergonomics for optimal vehicle control
In line with the philosophy of BMW Motorrad, the new BMW R 18 features a delayed position of the footrests, which is known as "center mounted stirrups". This classic behind-the-cylinder position is not only typical for BMW, but also allows for relaxed and active posture for optimal vehicle control.
Three driving modes, with him ASC and the MSR, for a high level of driving pleasure and security as standard. Reverse assistant Y Start control on ramps as factory options.
The new R 18 also offers all three driving modes standard "Rain","Roll" Y "RockThis is unusual in this segment, to be able to adapt to the individual preferences of the pilot.
The standard equipment also includes the ASC (Traction control, detachable), which guarantees a high level of safety while driving. In addition, the new R 18 is equipped as standard with engine drag torque control (MSR).
Among other options, the reversing assistant facilitates maneuvers, while the start control function on ramps makes starting on uphill slopes easier.
New R 18: iconic style in an innovative image, with an aspect of rigid frame, modern technology and authentic materials
The R 18 masterfully transfers the iconic style of times past to the present time, preserving a purist design in numerous details and reflecting the influence of classics like the BMW R 5.
It is no coincidence that functional and design elements such as double loop rack, teardrop-style tank, open transmission, and fine stripe paint (factory option) are reminiscent of the legendary boxer from 1936.
The traditional characteristics of the bodywork of the R 18 are also made of metal, as befits an authentic classic. The suspension is also aptly reminiscent of the legendary R 5.
Together with the double-arm swingarm and Cantilever suspensionThe R 5's rigid frame concept carries over visually to the modern era.
R 18 First Edition – exclusive look in paint and chrome
The new R 18 will be offered worldwide like an R 18 First Edition exclusive since its launch, with a standard model reserved for certain markets.
Combine the look of the R 18 with exclusive equipment in a classic black finish with white stripes. Other details include numerous chrome surfaces, a badge on the seat and a chrome "First Edition" trim on the side covers.
Conversion-friendly design as a prerequisite for easy customization and optimal customization
More than any other motorcycle, the new R 18 offers a very conversion friendly design– An approach that is considered even in the early design stages of the basic motorcycle setup.
As a result, it is equipped with a rear frame easily removable and a set of painted pieces easy to disassemble. Carefully designed clamping points for brake, clutch and harness hydraulic lines also allow for easy handlebar installation in a more or less elevated position along with the matching hydraulic lines and wiring harnesses.
Furthermore, the Visible valve caps (cylinder head covers) and the belt cover (motor housing cover) are designed so that they are outside the oil chamber, making them easy to change.
Customization of Roland Sands “Machined” and “Bitone Black” design pieces and collections for the new R 18
The BMW Motorrad range of equipment offers a large selection of individualization options with which to adapt the R 18 to personal tastes and preferences.
The wide range of parts available in the Original Accessories BMW Motorrad allows individual customization that significantly modifies the character of the R 18.
For the market launch of the new R 18, two collections of designer pieces of milled aluminum, created in collaboration with Roland Sands Design: “Machined” and “Negro bitono”.
Co-branded with famous brands: BMW and Mustang seats, as well as BMW and Vance & Hines “Made in USA” exhaust systems
For accessories and the customization program for the new R 18, BMW Motorrad collaborates with Roland Sands Design and several well-known suppliers, including the American manufacturer Mustang Seat, in order to offer different versions of exclusive handmade seats.
In addition, the customization potential of exhaust systems in collaboration with Vance & Hines it is no less creative.
Highlights of the new BMW R 18:
- Iconic style that combines modern technology with authentic materials.
- The largest BMW boxer motor in history with a capacity of 1,802 c.c.
- Power of 67 kW (91 hp) at 4,750 rpm, maximum torque of 158 Nm at 3,000 rpm.
- A torque greater than 150 Nm is available at all times at speeds between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm.
- Exposed transmission based on the classic model.
- Refined tubular double-loop steel frame.
- Rear swingarm with axle transmission housed in a rigid frame.
- Telescopic fork with sleeves and Cantilever suspension with damping depending on the travel.
- Harmonious ergonomics for relaxed driving and optimal control.
- Front and rear disc brakes with wire-spoke wheels.
- State-of-the-art Led lighting technology, interpreted in a classic way.
- Self-adaptable headlamp for better road lighting when cornering as a factory option.
- Classic design circular instrument with integrated display.
- Comfort start for convenient activation of the function by remote control.
- Three standard driving modes, ASC and MSR.
- Reverse assist for comfortable maneuvering and start control on ramps to start comfortably on slopes, as factory options.
- R 18 First Edition: exclusive look in paint and chrome.
Wide range of optional extras and Original BMW Motorrad Accessories, as well as a fantastic collection Ride & Style.