2021 BMW R18 Spirit of Passion Guide

2021 BMW R18 Spirit of Passion

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2021 BMW R18 Spirit of Passion : UNMISTAKABLE.

Introducing the 2021 BMW R18 Spirit of Passion…

Unmistakable design that is distinct from all others – that is the new “Spirit of Passion” by Kingston Custom. After Roland Sands, Dirk Oehlerking lends the BMW R 18 his inimitable signature with the second R18 gem in the “SoulFuel” series, a collaboration between BMW Motorrad and selected customisers. Previously, a sensation was also caused by an R 18 conversion created by Bernhard Naumann – also known as “Blechmann”.

Oehlerking’s Kingston Custom is well-known for its extreme customising. Anyone expecting a complete rebuild of the R 18 will be in for a surprise, however. “The BMW R 18 is so perfect that I left the technology as it is. The frame is 100 % original and so sophisticated that nothing should be changed here,” says Oehlerking. But the bike has still been transformed into an unmistakable Kingston Custom conversion.

 

 

2021 BMW R18 Spirit of Passion Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The “Spirit of Passion” in detail.
The biggest eye-catcher – and also the greatest challenge – is the Kingston fairing. The bodywork is finished in handmade Kingston design, as are the handlebars and mudguard. The BMW R 18 exhaust has been modified by Oehlerking in Kingston Roadster style, while his saddle is drawn from the range of universal accessories. The turn indicators have been replaced with Kellermann indicators and the LED front headlight is now integrated in the fairing. The original paintwork and lines have been adopted for the fairing and wing, with the addition of some details in Kingston style. The wheel suspension and fuel tank are original. The design as a whole is based on classic art deco style.

 

 

 

2021 BMW R18 Spirit of Passion Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

BMW R 18: the original.
Thanks to its extremely conversion-friendly architecture, the BMW R 18 is predestined for customising. The R 18 features a pronounced historical reference, technically and visually echoing famous models such as the BMW R 5 and refocussing on motorbike essentials: purist, no-frills technology – and of course the “big boxer”.

More about the maestro.
Motorbike racer, designer and craftsman Dirk Oehlerking demonstrates once again in his “Spirit of Passion” that he not only understands his craft but has embraced it in his work for over 35 years. For him, the design process begins long before the first screws are applied or sketches are made: “I put a lot of thought into it beforehand. My motorbikes always convey soul, charm and character. They’re outstanding specimens, so they require great care and attention. I have a constant stream of images running past my mind’s eye when it comes to deciding what style I want to focus on. Once I’ve made that choice, I start with a sketch in pencil and Tipp-Ex. Then I keep going until I know in my heart of hearts: that’s precisely it!”

A native of Hanover, Oehlerking already has his own tradition of customising BMW machines. Around 17 of the brand’s own creations are his, including the “Black Phantom” and its sibling bike, the “White Phantom”. The two models defined completely new standards in the industry at the time. Yet redesigning the R 18 was a novel undertaking for Oehlerking. “This project is probably the most impressive of my entire career. It means a lot to me – if not everything at this moment. The trust that BMW Motorrad has placed in me once again is hugely important to me. I’m very grateful for that.”

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW R18 Spirit of Passion – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $  USD
Canada MSRP Price: starting at $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £ GBP (total selling price)

(R18 specs below)

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 Spirit of Passion – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

(R18 specs below)

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 Spirit of Passion – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

(R18 specs below)

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

 

 

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