BMW R18 B 2022

According To BMW Motorrad

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.

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.

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.

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.

The R 18 B is also available in an A2-compliant variant with 95 HP. 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.

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.




Air/oil cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the crank shaftBore x stroke

107.1 mm x 100 mmDisplacement

1802 ccNominal capacity

67 kW (91 hp) at 4,750 rpmMax. torque

158 Nm at 3,000 rpmCompression ratio

9.6:1Fuel preparation

Electronic intake manifold fuel injection/digital engine management: BMS-O with electromotive throttle controllerEmission control

Closed-loop three-way catalytic converter

Mileage / consumption

Maximum speed

Over 180 km/hConsumption per 100 km based on the WMTC

5.8 lFuel type

Super plus, unleaded (max. 15% ethanol, E15) RON 95 90 AKI

Electrical system


Permanent magnet alternator with 660 W (nominal capacity)Battery

12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission


Single-disc dry clutchTransmission

6-speed shifting claw transmission in separate transmission housingSecondary drive

Drive shaft



Double-cradle tubular steel frame with screwed-on downtubesFront suspension/spring elements

Telescopic forkRear-wheel guide/spring elements

Steel double-sided swinging arm with central spring strutSpring travel, front / rear

120 mm / 120 mmWheelbase

1,695 mmCastor

183.5 mmSteering head angle


Cast aluminium front wheelRim dimensions, front

3.5 x 19″Rim dimensions, rear

5.0 x 16″Tyre, front

120/70 R19Tyre, rear

180/65 B16Brake, front

Twin disc brake, 300 mm in diameter, four-piston fixed caliperBrake, rear

Single disc brake, 300 mm in diameter, four-piston fixed caliperABS

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (fully integrated)


Seat height at vehicle kerb weight

720 mmInner leg curve at vehicle kerb weight

1,700 mmUsable tank capacity

approx. 24 lOf which reserve

approx. 4 lLength (above spray guard)

2,560 mmHeight (above windscreen, at DIN vehicle kerb weight)

1,400 mmWidth (across hand levers)

970 mmVehicle kerb weight, road-ready, fully fuelled

398 kg 1)Permitted total weight

630 kgPayload (with standard equipment)

232 kg

Price from: £21,500

Full details and more photos at BMW Motorrad UK

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