2021 BMW R18 Guide

2021 BMW R18

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2021 BMW R18 : SOUL IS ALL THAT MATTERS.

2021 BMW R18 Guide.

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.

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 rpm. From 2000 rpm to 4000 rpm, it always delivers over 150 Nm, meaning a consistently high torque with the typical running characteristics of a boxer. At 4750 rpm, the Big Boxer delivers 67 kW (91 hp). Thereby combining its core tradition with modern technology. For pure emotion on the road.

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.

R 18: The basic version of the R 18 in Black storm metallic insists on purity.

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 customization.

3 years warranty.
Ride on & on & on. We’re giving you 36 months peace of mind.

Did you know there’s a 3 year warranty including Roadside Assistance on all new BMW motorcycles?

 

 

2021 BMW R18 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Capacity: 1,802 cc
Torque: 116 lbs-ft at 3,000 rpm
Seat height: 27.2″
Horsepower: 91 hp at 4,750 rpm

  • Iconic style blending modern technology with authentic materials.
  • Biggest ever BMW boxer engine with a capacity of 1 802 cc.
  • Output 67 kW (91 hp) at 4 750 rpm, maximum torque 158 Nm at 3 000 rpm.
  • More than 150 Nm available at all times from 2 000 to 4 000 rpm.
  • Exposed drive-shaft based on the classic role model.
  • Elaborately crafted double-loop steel tube frame.
  • Rear swingarm with enclosed axle drive in rigid-frame design.
  • Telescopic fork with sleeves and cantilever suspension strut featuring travel-dependent damping.
  • Harmonious ergonomics for relaxed riding and optimum control.
  • Disc brakes front and rear, with wire-spoked wheels.
  • State-of-the-art LED lighting technology, classically interpreted.
  • Adaptive turning light for even better illumination of the road when cornering as an ex factory option.
  • Classically designed circular instrument with integrated display.
  • Keyless Ride for convenient function activation by remote control.
  • Three standard riding modes, ASC and MSR.
  • Reverse assist for convenient manoeuvring and Hill Start Control for easy hill starts as ex factory options.
  • The R 18 First Edition: exclusive look in paint and chrome.
  • Extensive range of optional extras and Original BMW Motorrad Accessories as well as a cool Ride & Style Collection.

 

 

 

2021 BMW R18 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Machined engine housing cover.
The high-quality Machined engine housing cover made of milled aluminium impressively give the boxer engine an attractive look.

Footboards.
For a relaxed boxer ride experience.

2-Tone-Black cylinder head covers.
The high-quality 2-Tone-Black cylinder head covers made of milled aluminium perfectly give the boxer engine an attractive appearance.

Fishtail rear silencer.
Its design emphasizes the typical cruiser silhouette of the R 18.

Machined fuel filler cap.
The high-quality Machined fuel filler cap made of milled aluminium adds a striking design highlight with its two-tone look.

Boxer with pushrods.
The R stands for boxers and has done so for over 95 years.

Open drive shaft and double-cradle frame.
The open, nickel-plated drive shaft puts the focus on the torque.

Fork bridge.
Clean and authentic in every detail.

 

The new BMW R 18: supreme cruiser with historical roots.
With the new R 18, BMW Motorrad now enters the cruiser segment. Like no other BMW motorcycle before it, this model stands entirely in the tradition of historical BMW motorcycles – both technically and in terms of design style. It borrows from famous models such as the BMW R 5 both technologically and visually, shifting the focus back onto the motorcycle essentials: purist, no-frills technology and the boxer engine as the epicentre of riding pleasure, combined with “good vibrations”. What is more, classic design is combined in the R 18 with clear-cut yet contemporary technology to create a fascinating overall concept – offering a riding experience that is as cultivated as it is emotional.

The most powerful BMW boxer engine of all time with abundant torque.
The centrepiece the new BMW R 18 is a newly developed 2-cylinder boxer engine – the “Big Boxer”. Both its impressive appearance and its technology reflect a continuation of the traditional air-cooled boxer engines that have offered an inspiring riding experience since BMW Motorrad began production in 1923. The most powerful 2-cylinder boxer engine ever used in motorcycle series production has a displacement of 1 802 cc. The peak output is 67 kW (91 hp) at 4 750 rpm. From 2,000 to 4,000 rpm, over 150 Nm of torque is available at all times, and this elemental pulling power is combined with a full, resonant sound.

Double-loop steel tube frame and rear swingarm with enclosed axle drive in rigid-frame look.
The centrepiece of the suspension in the new R 18 is a double-loop steel tube frame. Its design perpetuates the longstanding BMW Motorrad tradition of this frame type. Outstanding manufacturing quality and a meticulous attention to detail is also evident in unapparent features such as the welded joints between the steel tubes and the cast or forged parts. Like the legendary BMW R 5, the rear swingarm – sporting a comparable design – surrounds the rear axle transmission in authentic style by means of bolted connections.

Telescopic fork with fork sleeves, cantilever suspension strut, wire-spoked wheels and disc brakes.
The suspension elements of the new BMW R 18 deliberately dispense with electronic adjustment options. Instead, a telescopic fork and a directly mounted central suspension strut with travel-dependent damping and adjustable spring preload ensure superior wheel control and attractive suspension comfort. As in the legendary BMW R 5, the tubes of the telescopic fork are encased in fork sleeves. The fork tube diameter is 49 mm, while the suspension travel is 120 mm at the front and 90 mm at the rear. The new BMW R 18 braking system consists of a twin disc brake at the front and a single disc brake at the rear in conjunction with four-piston fixed callipers. Meanwhile the wire-spoked wheels ensure a supremely stylish appearance.

Harmonious ergonomics for optimum vehicle control.
In keeping with the BMW Motorrad philosophy, the new BMW R 18 features a laid-back positioning of the footrests – so-called “mid-mounted footpegs”. This classic position behind the cylinders is not only typical of BMW, it also enables a relaxed and active riding position for optimum vehicle control.

Three riding modes along with ASC and MSR for a high degree of riding pleasure and safety as standard. Reverse assist and Hillstart Control as ex factory options
The new R 18 also offers the three standard riding modes “Rain”, “Roll” and “Rock” – unusual in this segment – so as to be able to adapt to individual rider preferences. The standard trim also includes ASC (Automatic Stability Control, disengageable), which ensures a high level of riding safety. In addition, the new R 18 is equipped as standard with engine drag torque control (MSR). Among other options, a reverse assist makes manoeuvring convenient, while the Hill Start Control function facilitates uphill starts.

The new R 18: iconic style newly showcased, featuring a rigid-frame look, modern technology and authentic materials.
The R 18 masterfully transposes the iconic style of bygone times to the present day, retaining a purist design in numerous details that is mainly influenced by classics such as the BMW R 5. It is no coincidence that functional and stylistic elements such as the double-loop frame, the pear-drop tank, the open-running driveshaft and the pinstriped paintwork (ex factory option) are reminiscent of the legendary boxer dating back to 1936. The classic bodywork features of the R 18 are also made of metal – as befits an authentic classic. The suspension is likewise aptly reminiscent of the legendary R 5. Together with the double-sided swingarm and a cantilever suspension strut, the rigid-frame concept of the R 5 is perfectly transported into the modern age in visual terms.

The R 18 First Edition: exclusive look in paint and chrome.
The new R 18 will be offered worldwide as an exclusive R 18 First Edition right from launch, with a standard model reserved additionally for certain markets. It combines the
R 18 look with exclusive equipment features in a classic black finish with white pinstriped paintwork. Other highlights include numerous chrome surfaces, a seat badge and a
“First Edition” chrome clasp on the side covers.

Conversion-friendly design as a prerequisite for straightforward customising and optimum individualisation.
More so than virtually any other motorcycle, the new R 18 offers a highly conversion-friendly design – a focus even in the early design phases of the basic motorcycle layout. As a result it is equipped with an easily removable rear frame and a simple-to-dismantle painted part set. Carefully conceived attachment points for the hydraulic lines of the brake, clutch and cable harness likewise allow easy installation of higher or lower handlebars in conjunction with matching hydraulic lines and cable harnesses. In addition, the visible valve covers (cylinder head covers) and the belt cover (engine housing cover) are designed in such a way that they are located outside the oil chamber, making them very easy to change.

Customising parts and Roland Sands design collections “Machined” and “2-Tone Black” for the new R 18.
The BMW Motorrad equipment range offers a maximum selection of individualisation options with which to adapt the R 18 to personal taste and preferences. The wide range of different parts available from the programme of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories allows individual customising that significantly alter the character of the R 18. For the market launch of the new R 18, two different design collections of milled aluminium parts are available, created in collaboration with Roland Sands Design: “Machined” and
“2-Tone-Black”.

Co-branding with famous brands: BMW and Mustang seats as well as BMW and Vance & Hines exhaust systems “Made in USA”.
For the accessories and customising programme of the new R 18, BMW Motorrad is collaborating with Roland Sands Design and several well-known suppliers including US manufacturer Mustang Seat to offer different versions of high-quality hand-made seats. In addition the customising potential for the exhaust systems in cooperation with Vance & Hines is no less creative.

 

 

 

2021 BMW R18 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $17,495 (Base), $19,870 (First Edition) USD
Canada MSRP Price: from $20,895 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £18,995 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine

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 100.0 mm

Capacity

1,802 cc

Nominal capacity

91 hp at 4,750 rpm

Max. torque

116 lbs-ft at 3,000 rpm

Compression ratio

9.6 :1

Fuel preparation

Electronic intake pipe fuel injection, BMS-K+ electronic engine management with overrun cut-off and twin-spark ignition.

Emission control

Regulated three-way catalytic converter

Mileage / consumption

Maximum speed

over 111 mph

Fuel type

Super plus lead-free (max. 15% ethanol, E15) Gasoline (min. 90 AKI Octane Rating, max. 15% ethanol content)

Electrical system

Alternator

Permanent magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)

Battery

12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch

Single-disc dry clutch

Gears

6-speed transmission

Secondary drive

Shaft drive

Suspension / brakes

Frame

Double-cradle steel frame

Front suspension / spring elements

Telescopic fork

Rear suspension / spring elements

Steel swingarm with central shock strut

Spring travel, front / rear

4.7” / 3.5”

Wheelbase

68.1”

Castor

5.9”

 

Steering head angle

57.3°

Wheels

Spoke wheel

Rim dimensions, front

3.5″ x 19″

Rim dimensions, rear

5.0″ x 16″

Tire, front

120/70 R 19

Tire, rear

180/65 B16

Brake, front

Twin disc brake, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed callipers

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed caliper

ABS

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)

Dimensions / weights

Seat height, unladen

27.2”

Rider step length, unladen

64.2”

Usable tank capacity

approx. 4.23 gal

of which reserve

1 gal

Length

96.1″

Height (excluding mirrors)

44.3″

Height (above mirror, at DIN empty weight)

48.5″

Width (with mirror)

38.0″

Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready

761 lbs

1)

Max. permitted weight

1,234.6 lbs

Max. load (with standard equipment)

474 lbs

1) As defined in EU directive 93/93/EEC, filled with all operating fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable tank capacity

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW R18 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

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

Capacity

1802 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

Mileage / 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 drive

Shaft drive

Suspension / 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

Spring 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, rear

5,0″ x 16″

Tire, front

120/70 R 19

Tire, 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

1)

Max. permitted weight

560 kg

Max. load (with standard equipment)

215 kg

1) As defined in EU directive 93/93/EEC, filled with all operating fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable tank capacity

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW R18 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine

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

Capacity

1802 cm³

Nominal capacity

67 kW (91 hp) 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

Mileage / consumption

Maximum speed

over 110mph

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 drive

Shaft drive

Suspension / 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

Spring 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, rear

5,0″ x 16″

Tyre, front

120/70 R 19

Tyre, rear

180/65 B16

Brake, front

Twin disc brake, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed calipers

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

1)

Max. permitted weight

560 kg

Max. load (with standard equipment)

215 kg

1) As defined in EU directive 93/93/EEC, filled with all operating fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable tank capacity

 

 

 

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