The new BMW r 18.
The new BMW 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.
THE R 18 FIRST EDITION
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 BMW R 18 is scaled back to its core to allow for full customisation.
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 min-1. From 2000 to 4000 min-1, it always delivers over 150 Nm, meaning a consistently high torque with the typical running characteristics of a boxer. At 4750 min-1, the Big Boxer delivers 67 kW (91 hp). Thereby combining its core tradition with modern technology. For pure emotion on the road.
DATA AND EQUIPMENT
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
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
Alternator Permanent: Magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)
Battery: 12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free
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)