2024 BMW R18 The Crown Guide

2024 BMW R18 The Crown
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2024 BMW R18 The Crown: INDIVIDUAL AND UNUSUAL.

Introducing the 2024 BMW R18 The Crown…

When Dirk Oehlerking dedicates himself to the BMW R 18 with his Kingston Custom customizing forge, a spectacular result is guaranteed. The well-known customizer recently caused a stir in the scene with the R 18 Spirit of Passion – a breath-taking creation in streamlined style.

The R 18 The Crown goes a big step further. “It is the essence of my creations to date,” says Oehlerking, whose passion and creativity has always been for individual and unusual motorcycles. This is exactly what he has been doing with total commitment in the Ruhr region for 30 years now. He loves industrial culture and the proximity to industry and crafts, has a great network and stunning photo backdrops for his motorcycles and himself.

 

 

2024 BMW R18 The Crown Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Self-designed body made of aluminium sheet metal and front wheel suspension with double-sided swinging arm with central suspension strut.

 

 

 

2024 BMW R18 The Crown Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

To mark 100 years of BMW Motorrad, he has now created the R 18 The Crown, a big boxer motorcycles that has it all. “I started with a new BMW R18 which I then stripped down. As always, I worked with hard foam and cardboard to create the shape, the lines and the design. The aim was for it to look powerful, elegant and fast combined with an innovative look,” is how Oehlerking describes his design approach.

The design made it necessary to adapt the technology considerably. A completely new front wheel suspension had to be constructed in the form of a double-sided swinging arm with central suspension strut.

The 8-litre fuel tank and the body parts were made of 2 mm thick aluminium sheet metal, which was cut, bent and driven by hand.

While the engine and rear suspension are the same as in the original, the two stainless steel exhaust manifolds are completely made by hand.

Numerous standard components such as the headlight, instrument, switch units and footrest system have been integrated perfectly into the spectacular concept of the R 18 The Crown. The clutch and handbrake fittings from Magura, the rear mudguard and brackets from Wunderkind and the saddle made from 2 mm thick aluminium sheet metal and covered with genuine leather are all harmonious additions.

As the icing on the cake, Oehlerking gave the R 18 The Crown a Champagne Platinum paint finish with mother-of-pearl, complemented by the BMW brand emblem adorned with a small crown.

The unveiling of the BMW R 18 The Crown took place from 7 to 9 July 2023 on the occasion of 100 years of BMW Motorrad as part of the BMW Motorrad Days in Berlin.

 

 

 

 

2024 BMW R18 The Crown – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
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Standard R18:

Engine

Design

Air/oil cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the drive shaft.

Bore x stroke

4.2” x 3.9”

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

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”

Caster

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 calipers

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

 

 

 

2024 BMW R18 The Crown – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Standard R18:

Engine

Design

Air/oil cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the drive shaft.

Bore x stroke

4.2” x 3.9”

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

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”

Caster

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 calipers

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

 

 

 

2024 BMW R18 The Crown – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Standard R18:

Engine

Design

Air/oil cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the drive shaft.

Bore x stroke

4.2” x 3.9”

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

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”

Caster

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 calipers

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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