BMW R18 Transcontinental 2022

According To BMW Motorrad

The R 18 Transcontinental offers you exclusive and luxurious travelling. As a member of the R 18 family it represents BMW Motorrad’s tradition and is deeply rooted in the here and now: its unmistakeable front end with the tall windscreen and the mighty Big Boxer promise a comfortable, powerful ride for miles. The automatic load compensation feature accurately adapts the chassis to the load applicable to the motorcycle. And thanks to it being prepared for customising you can exactly define your R 18 Transcontinental according to what you will discover on every trip: yourself. Simply put: classic #SoulFuel.

The R 18 Transcontinental looks like it could just eat up the miles. The large front-wheel cover and the striking front end with both additional headlights form the starting point for the elegant streamlining. The 24-litre tank, wind deflectors, footboards and the topcase with backrest for the passenger complete the clearly defined look.

R 18 Transcontinental First Edition

The Black storm metallic paintwork with white double lines, wheels with silver-grey, contrasting machining and numerous chrome-plated details, such as the cylinder head covers or engine housing cover, demonstrate that style and confidence are crucial, at any time and anywhere.

The R 18 Transcontinental has been excellently prepared for anything you throw at it. It has been designed so that you can customise it just like you want it. The ample range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories additionally supports this customising concept. The “Machined” and “2-Tone-Black” collections, designed in collaboration with Roland Sands Design, the classic “Option 719”, for instance with AERO Design package, particularly emphasise the bike’s luxurious appearance even more. The R 18 Transcontinental can additionally be customised and upgraded with sophisticated and convenient touring equipment, such as case liners.

The R 18 Transcontinental 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 Transcontinental from the very beginning.

Eating up the miles in a relaxed and safe way

You can comfortably eat up the miles on the R 18 Transcontinental: Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) and optional Active Cruise Control independently control the speed and the distance to the vehicle ahead. Furthermore three riding modes, Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and dynamic engine brake control (MSR) guarantee more safety as standard. Reverser, Hill Start Control and central locking system for cases and topcase optionally guarantee even more convenience per kilometre covered.




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

1,802 ccNominal capacity

67 kW 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 controller
Emission 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

740 mmInner leg curve at vehicle kerb weight

1,710 mmUsable tank capacity

approx. 24 lOf which reserve

approx. 4 lLength (above topcase)

2,640 mmHeight (above windscreen, at DIN vehicle kerb weight)

1,500 mmWidth (across hand levers)

970 mmVehicle kerb weight, road-ready, fully fuelled

427 kg 1)Permitted total weight

630 kgPayload (with standard equipment)

203 kg

Price from: £23,300

Full details and more photos at BMW Motorrad UK

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