The R 18 B brings together full power with BMW Motorrad touring history and the emotional character of the R 18 family. The large front end featuring trim panels on the handlebars and the low windscreen already demonstrate a strong character. The 1802 cc of the black Big Boxer also leave no room for speculation. Still, it’s not all about displacement. The R 18 B goes significantly further. It’s made for customising. Turn it into your unique bike and bring out the #SoulFuel.

THE R 18 B

Looks: typical bagger motorcycle

The dropping fly line runs from the tall, striking front trim panel to the drop-shaped 24-litre tank and the stretched seat to the rear end featuring permanently installed cases and integrated tail lights. Typical for BMW Motorrad: consistent and straight-forward design. Typical for a bagger motorcycle: characteristic streamlining.

You know exactly what you want. For this reason, the R 18 B has been completely geared towards customisation. This applies both to the design as well as to the range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories and equipment. The elaborate “Machined” and “2-Tone-Black” collections developed in cooperation with Roland Sands Design, the traditional “Option 719” and the Vance & Hines exhaust systems are merely the starting point on the way to an R 18 B that suits your taste.


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 (91 hp) at 4750 rpm

Max. torque: 158 Nm at 3000 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

Maximum speed: Over 110mph

Consumption per 100 km based on the WMTC: 5.8 l/100km

Fuel type: Super plus lead-free (max. 15% ethanol, E15) ROZ 95 90 AKI

Alternator Permanent: Magnet generator 660 W (nominal capacity)

Battery: 12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free

Clutch: Single-disc dry clutch
Gears: 6-gear shifting claw transmission in separate transmission housing     
Secondary drive: Drive shaft

Frame: Double-cradle tubular steel frame with screwed-on downtubes

Front suspension / spring elements: Telescopic fork

Rear suspension / 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 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)

Seat height, unladen: 720 mm
Rider step length, unladen: 1,700 mm
Usable tank capacity: approx. approx. 24 l
of which reserve: approx. 4 l
Length: 2,560 mm
Height (above windscreen, at DIN vehicle kerb weight): 1,400 mm
Width (with mirror): 970 mm
Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready: 398 kg1)
Max. permitted weight: 630 kg
Max. load (with standard equipment): 232 kg