R 18 Hardbagger


R 18 Hardbagger

Price subject to colour & style

Product code: R 18

Specifications and pricing are subject to change.

Black storm metallicManhattan metallic mattOption 719 Galaxy Dust metallic/Titansilber 2 metallicR 18 B First Edition




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.

Your style counts

Be one of the first and get yourself the R 18. The choice is yours.

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.

Configure your personal cruiser

Our Option 719 opens up a host of opportunities to lend the R 18 a personal touch. The Option 719 Bicolour Icon cast wheel completes the bike’s high-grade look. The Option 719 seat made of black artificial leather with diamond embossing and seams as well as embroidered BMW badge makes any ride out even more comfortable.

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.

the right way? your way

#soulfuel means always keeping your passion and curiosity. Even when you are not sitting on your bike. 

Motorcycle Specs


Design 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
Capacity1802 cm³   
Nominal capacity 67 kW at 4750 rpm
Max. torque 158 Nm at 3000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.6 :1
Fuel preparation 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 180 km/h   
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
Gears 6-gear shifting claw transmission in separate transmission housing 
Secondary driveShaft drive

Chassis / brakes

Frame Double-cradle steel frame with screwed-on underbeams
Front suspension / spring elements Telescopic fork
Rear suspension / spring elements 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 dimensions, front 3,5" x 19"
Rim dimensions, rear5,0" x 16"
Tyre, front 120/70 R 19
Tyre, rear 180/65 B16
Brake, front Twin disc brake, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed callipers
Brake, rear Single disc brakes, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)

Dimensions / weights

Seat height, unladen 690 mm
Rider step length, unladen 1630 mm
Usable tank capacity approx. 16 l
of which reserve approx. 4 l
Length 2440 mm
Height (excluding mirrors) 1126 mm
Height (above mirror, at DIN empty weight) 1232 mm
Width (with mirror) 964 mm
Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready

345 kg

Max. permitted weight

 560 kg
Max. load (with standard equipment) 215 kg

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