A CRUISER AT FIRST GLANCE.
The BMW R 18 is the modern interpretation of a cruiser that continues the BMW Motorrad tradition and confidently exhibits the style of time gone by. A purist design lives on in many details, characterised by classics like the high-calibre BMW R 5. It is no coincidence that the functional and stylistic elements such as the double cradle frame, the drip tank, the exposed cardan shaft and the paintwork with the finely drawn double lines are reminiscent of the legendary boxer from 1936.
Anyone taking a closer look at the BMW R 18 will find technology that is contemporary in every respect and ensures a high level of riding culture and unaltered cruiser feeling - in addition to its emotional appearance. The powerful boxer engine with 1,802 cc displacement is undoubtedly the centre of attention. Its elemental power is just as impressive as the rich sound produced by the Big Boxer. The modern telescopic fork and the exposed cantilever spring strut do their job relatively unobtrusively. The classic single-seater thus offers cultivated riding pleasure at its best, releasing emotions and yet being wonderfully relaxing.
As peak values such as top speed or sprinting ability quickly lose their significance in the saddle of the BMW R 18. Instead, the powerful torque invites you to enjoy every kilometre to the full. To ensure that this is always possible without remorse, ABS and ASC as well as the RAIN, ROLL and ROCK riding modes are part of the standard equipment.