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The new BMW R 18 First Edition.

Soul is all that matters.

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. 

The design of the R 18

Your style counts.

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

    R 18 First Edition

    The double striping and chrome design option are characteristic of the First Edition, as are the sticker and logo.

    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. 

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    Fork tubes.
    We see the metal fork tube of the R 18.
    We see the footboards of the  R 18.
    2-Tone-Black cylinder head covers.
    2-Tone-Black cylinder head covers.
    Fishtail rear silencer.
    The long fishtail rear silencer also emphasises the cruiser silhouette.
    Rear view.
    We see the R 18 from behind. The double striping is clearly visible.
    Boxer with pushrods.
    We see the imposing 1802 ccm two-cylinder boxer engine of the R 18.
    Open drive shaft and double-cradle frame.
    The open drive shaft: another hallmark from the history of BMW Motorrad.
    Fork bridge.
    We see the puristic fork bridge of the R 18.

    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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    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.

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    cc capacity
    Nm torque at 3,000 rpm
    mm seat height
    Steering head angle

    The right way? Your own

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

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