2023 BMW R18 Transcontinental Guide

2023 BMW R18 Transcontinental

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2023 BMW R18 Transcontinental: YOUR BODY’S CALLIN’.

Introducing the 2023 BMW R18 Transcontinental…

THE ROAD’S BEST DRESSED ICON

The R 18 Transcontinental offers you exclusive and luxurious traveling. As a member of the R 18 family it represents BMW Motorrad’s tradition and is deeply rooted in the here and now: its unmistakable 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 customizing you can define your R 18 Transcontinental according to what you will discover on every trip: yourself. Simply put: classic #SoulFuel.

The R 18 Transcontinental with its Big Boxer has been completely geared towards eating up the miles.

 

 

 

2023 BMW R18 Transcontinental Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • 1802cc displacement
  • 29.1″ In seat height
  • Sketch of the 1802 cc twin-cylinder boxer engine.
  • 116lb-ft torque at 3,000 rpm
  • 6.3 gallon fuel tank capacity (approximately)
  • Air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine

 

 

 

2023 BMW R18 Transcontinental Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

DESIGN OF THE R 18 TRANSCONTINENTAL
Traveling broadens the mind – and forms things like our character
The R 18 Transcontinental looks like it could just eat up the miles. The large front fender and the striking front end with both auxiliary headlights form the starting point for the elegant streamlined design. The 6.3 gallon tank, wind deflectors, floorboards and the topcase with backrest for the passenger complete the clearly defined look.

Stick to your path
The R 18 Transcontinental has been excellently prepared for anything you throw at it. It has been designed so that you can customize it just like you want it. The wide range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories additionally supports this customizing 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 emphasize the bike’s luxurious appearance. The R 18 Transcontinental can be customized and upgraded with sophisticated and convenient touring equipment, such as case liners.

HIGHLIGHTS AT A GLANCE
Discover the highlights in detail. The R 18 Transcontinental offers everything you would expect, from traditional elements to modern motorcycling technology. And much more!

  • Power Reserve
  • Marshall Gold Series 2
  • The cockpit boasts the analogue round instruments and the TFT display.
  • Active Cruise Control
  • Passenger seat
  • TFT display
  • Front fairing panel
  • Wind deflector

Strength is born from calmness – and from each mile along the way
You already realize why the Big Boxer is called exactly that when you start it up. You can feel the vast displacement on every mile along the way. With its typical boxer power development you can rely on at minimum 111 lb-ft between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm. The impressive torque and responsiveness provide fully fledged pleasure in the long term – relaxed, but never boring. And the exposed, nickel-plated cardan shaft demonstrates just how much history we have packed into these 1802 cc. What now? Time to write your own history.

COMFORT AND CONTROL

Eating up the miles in a relaxed and confident 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 Ride Modes, Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and dynamic engine brake control (MSR) aid control. The optional Reverse Assist, Hill Start Control and the central locking system for cases and topcase provide even more convenience.

3 year warranty
Ride on & on & on.

Get up to 3-years or 36,000 miles warranty on all new motorcycles.

  • Comfort turn indicator can be switched off in the menu of the instrument cluster.
  • RDC available worldwide (all vehicles with Keyless Ride).
  • Version Basic: New color Gravity blue metallic.
  • Option 719: New color Mineral white metallic/Meteoric Dust Gold.
  • R 18 Transcontinental: Reverse gear as standard equipment.

 

 

 

 

2023 BMW R18 Transcontinental – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: from $23,995 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $28,495 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £25,1650 GBP (total selling price)

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 cc

Nominal capacity

91 HP at 4,750 rpm

Max. torque

116 lb-ft at 3,000 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 111 mph

Fuel type

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

Electrical system

Alternator

Permanent magnet alternator with 660 W (nominal capacity)

Battery

12 V / 26 Ah

Power transmission

Clutch

Single-disc dry clutch

Transmission

6-speed transmission

Secondary drive

Drive shaft

Suspension/brakes

Frame

Double-cradle tubular steel frame

Front suspension/spring elements

Telescopic fork

Rear-wheel guide/spring elements

Steel swingarm with central shock strut

Spring travel, front / rear

4.7″ / 4.7″

Wheelbase

66.7”

Castor

7.2”

Steering head angle

62.7°

Wheels

Cast aluminum front wheel

Rim dimensions, front

3.5 x 19″

Rim dimensions, rear

5.0 x 16″

Tire, front

120/70 R19

Tire, 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 curb weight

29.1”

Inner leg curve at vehicle curb weight

67.3”

Usable tank capacity

approx. 6.3 gallon

Of which reserve

approx. 1.0 gallon

Length (above topcase)

104“

Height (above windscreen, at DIN vehicle curb weight)

59.1”

Width (across hand levers)

38.2”

Vehicle curb weight, road-ready, fully fueled 1)

942 lbs

1)

Permitted total weight

1,389 lbs

Payload (with standard equipment)

448 lbs

1) With all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refueled with at min. 90% of the usable fuel tank capacity.

 

 

 

2023 BMW R18 Transcontinental – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine

Rated output

67 kW (91 hp) at 4,750 rpm

Emission control

Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter

Type

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

Capacity

1,802 cc

Max. torque

116.5 lbs-ft at 3,000 rpm

Compression ratio

9.6 : 1

Mixture control

Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management system: BMS-O with throttle-by-wire

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed

over 180 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC

5.8 l

CO2 emission based on WMTC

134 g/km

Fuel type

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

Electrical system

Alternator

Permanent magnet alternator with 660 W (nominal power)

Battery

12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch

Single-disc dry clutch

Gearbox

Claw-shifted 6-gear gearbox with separate transmission housing

Drive

Cardan

Chassis / brakes

Frame

Double loop steel frame with bolted beams

Front wheel location / suspension

Telescopic fork

Rear wheel location / suspension

Steel twin-sided swing arm, central spring strut

Suspension travel, front / rear

120 mm / 120 mm

Wheelbase

1,695 mm

Castor

183.5 mm

Steering head angle

62.7°

Wheels

Aluminium cast wheels

Rim, front

3.50 x 19″

Rim, rear

5.00 x 16″

Tire, front

120/70 R19

Tire, rear

180/65 B16

Brake, front

Twin disc brake, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper

Brake, rear

Single disc brake, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper

ABS

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (fully integral)

Dimensions / weights

Seat height at unladen weight

29.1″

Inner leg curve at unladen weight

67.3″

Usable tank volume

approx. 24 l

Reserve

approx. 4 l

Length

2,640 mm (over top case)

Height

1,500 mm (above windshield, at DIN unladen weight)

Width

970 mm (above hand lever)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled

427 kg

1)

Permitted total weight

630 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

203 kg

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

 

 

 

 

2023 BMW R18 Transcontinental – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

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 cc

Nominal capacity

67 kW at 4,750 rpm

Max. torque

158 Nm at 3,000 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

CO2 emission based on WMTC

134 g/km

Fuel type

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

Electrical system

Alternator

Permanent magnet alternator with 660 W (nominal capacity)

Battery

12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch

Single-disc dry clutch

Transmission

6-speed 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

Steel 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″

Tyre, front

120/70 R19

Tyre, 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

740 mm

Inner leg curve at vehicle kerb weight

1,710 mm

Usable tank capacity

approx. 24 l

Of which reserve

approx. 4 l

Length (above topcase)

2,640 mm

Height (above windscreen, at DIN vehicle kerb weight)

1,500 mm

Width (across hand levers)

970 mm

Vehicle kerb weight, road-ready, fully fuelled

427 kg

1)

Permitted total weight

630 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

203 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.

 

 

 

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