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R 18 B

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THE BMW R 18 B

RAW POWER - PURE SOUL

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.

Rock 'n' Roll 'n' Rain

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.


R 18 B

Black tank with double lining and bolted logo

The black tank with double striping is one of the icons of BMW Motorrad history.
R 18 B

Cases

The permanently installed cases provide a capacity of 27 litres each. Their perfect shape has been integrated into the R 18 B's streamlining outline: for that typical, unmistakeable bagger look. The perfectly coordinated liners made of a sophisticated leather and canvas material mix are available as part of the accessories range.
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Boxer engine

We build it with conviction and plenty of passion. Power, endurance, reliability - simply put: a very special boxer experience.
R 18 B

Marshall Gold Series Stage 1

Grey cover grilles and golden Marshall lettering: these are the elements that conceal additionally refined sound quality from a total of four speakers powered by a 180 watt booster.
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TFT display

The 10.25' TFT colour display offers you perfectly legible information and maximum functionality as well as information.
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Power Reserve

See what you can feel: the traditional, round instrument illustrates the power reserves you haven’t used yet.
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Front trim panel

First impressions count. And this one is impressive. The front trim panel installed on the handlebars provides you with ideal protection from the elements and represents a visual highlight with a high recognition value.
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Cockpit

Four traditional, analogue round instruments come together with a modern 10.25" TFT display: from fuel level indicator to map navigation, you always have all the information available at a glance.
Engine  
Design Air/oil cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the crank shaft
Bore x stroke 107.1 mm x 100 mm
Displacement 1,802 cc3
Normal Capcity 67 kW at 4750 rpm
Max. torque 158 Nm at 3000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.6 :1
Fuel 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/h
Consumption per 100 km based on the WMTC 5.8 l
Fuel type Super plus, unleaded (max. 15% ethanol, E15) RON 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 Drive Drive shaft
Suspension / brakes  
Frame Double-cradle tubular steel frame with screwed-on downtubes
Front suspension/spring elements Telescopic fork
Rear-wheel guide/spring elements SSteel double-sided swinging arm with central spring strut
Spring travel front / rear 120 mm / 120 mm
Wheelbase 1,695 mm
Castor 183.5 mm
Steering head angle 62.7°
Wheels Cast aluminium front wheel
Rim dimensions, front 3.5" x 19"
Rim dimensions, rear 5.0" x 16"
Tyres, front 120/70 R 19
Tyres, rear 180/65 B16
Brake, front Twin disc brake, 300 mm in diameter, four-piston fixed caliper
Brake, rear Single disc brake, 300 mm in diameter, four-piston fixed caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (fully integrated)
Dimensions / weights  
Seat height at vehicle kerb weight 720 mm
Inner leg curve at vehicle kerb weight 1,700 mm
Usable tank capacity approx. 24 l
of which reserve approx. 4 l
Length (above topcase) 2,560 mm
Height (above windscreen, at DIN vehicle kerb weight) 1,400 mm
Width (across hand levers) 970 mm
Vehicle kerb weight, road-ready, fully fuelled 398 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 630 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 232 kg

1)According to Directive (EU) 168/2013 with all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refuelled with at min. 90% of the usable fuel tank capacity.