BMW R 18

BMW R 18

From £18,995

R 18

From £18,995OTR

The new R 18 invokes our history and the iconic hallmarks of our brand which we have worked very hard on. The result: a cruiser that is full of character boasting a boxer engine with the most displacement that we have ever built as well as timeless design features, such as the white double striping on the R 18 First Edition.


Type Air/oil cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the drive shaft.
Bore x stroke 107.1 mm x 100 mm
Capacity 1802 cm³
Rated output 67 kW (91 hp) at 4750 rpm
Max. torque 158 Nm at 3000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.6 :1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe fuel injection, BMS-K+ electronic engine management with overrun cut-off, twin-spark ignition: BMS-O with e-gas
Emission control Regulated three-way catalytic converter
Performance / fuel consumption  
Maximum speed over 110mph
Consumption per 100 km based on the WMTC 5.6 l/100km
Fuel type Super plus lead-free (max. 15% ethanol, E15) ROZ 95 90 AKI
Electrical system  
Alternator Permanent magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)
Battery 12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission  
Clutch Single-disk dry clutch
Gearbox 6-gear shifting claw transmission in separate transmission housing
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis / brakes  
Frame Double-cradle steel frame with screwed-on underbeams
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork
Rear wheel location / suspension Steel swinging fork with central shock strut
Suspension travel front / rear 120 mm / 90 mm
Wheelbase 1731 mm
Castor 150 mm
Steering head angle 57,3°
Wheels Spoke wheel (front only)
Rim, front 3,5" x 19"
Rim, rear 5,0" x 16"
Tyres, front 120/70 R 19
Tyres, rear 180/65 B16
Brake, front Twin disc brake, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brakes, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)
Dimensions / weights  
Length 2440 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 964 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1126 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 690 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1630 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 345 kg (as defined in EU directive 93/93/EEC, filled with all operating fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable tank capacity)
Permitted total weight 560 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 215 kg
Usable tank volume approx. 16 l
Reserve approx. 4 l