The Ultimate Customization Experience

Create Your Dream Ride with the R 18

The R 18 invokes our history and the iconic hallmarks of our brand which we have worked very hard on. A legacy that we live by every day in the spirit of #SoulFuel. The result: a customizable xcruiser full of character featuring a boxer engine with the highest cubic capacity we have ever built, plus timeless design features.

With its classic design cues and adaptable underpinnings, the R 18 is crafted for limitless customisation possibilities.

Book a test ride today

Start your customization journey by finding the nearest BMW dealership. Book a test ride and feel the R 18's unmatched potential. Connect with your local dealer and try out the R 18 for yourself.

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R 18 On Social Media

Tag your photos with the hashtag #bmwr18custom to show the world your R 18 custom

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Your R 18 Customs

Tag your photos with the hashtag #bmwr18custom to show the world your R 18 custom

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Our R 18 customs

Nordic Style
The R 18 Modified By Unique Custom Cycles
Revival Birdcage
A titanium masterpiece
Total passion
R 18 Spirit of Passion by Kingston Custom
Created with strength and grace
BMW R 18 The Wal by Shinya Kimura
Defined strength in a straight line
The R 18 Dragster by Roland Sands Design
Big in Japan

The R 18 family

Boasting 1,802 cc, the most powerful boxer engine ever built by BMW Motorrad is an unmissable centrepiece. The double cradle frame, telescopic forks, teardrop-shaped tank or even the double lines are iconic design features rooted in our history.

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Our R 18 models

R 18

Soul is all that matters: a cruiser bursting with character featuring a low and stretched flyline.

R 18 100 Years

The limited edition model on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of BMW Motorrad. #SoulFuel in its most exclusive form.

R 18 Classic

Iconic, nostalgic, soul fuel: historically derived from the first cruisers suitable for touring.

R 18 B

Raw power meets a pure soul: typical bagger look with characteristic streamlining, a fairing fitted to the handlebars and permanently installed cases.

R 18 Transcontinental

Grand touring with big boxer: exclusive, luxurious and comfortable, entirely designed for riding with a passenger.

R 18 Roctane

Pure nonchalance: the R 18 Roctane is our coolest Grand Tourer with the personality of a Custom Factory Hot Rod.

2 + 3 years warranty.

Ride on & on & on. We`re giving you three extra years. 

Equaling a total of 5-year warranty on the R 18. 

Much more than just motorcycles

We make our clothing with the same passion we dedicate to making our bikes. And with the same focus on quality: for minimalist and classic looks that don’t show off their high levels of functionality and protection, additionally giving you complete freedom of movement in your everyday life.

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Taking “Nordic” style to the next level

When the new BMW R 18 first was shown for the public last year, it hit the two-wheeled world with a loud bang. This was simply something else. A big boxer that made you think twice about what it is you really enjoy and yearn for when it comes to motorcycles. The R 18 is heritage, aspiration and a huge leap towards a segment where BMW Motorrad belongs. The new 1800 cc boxer engine is the perfect platform suited for a series of modern, laid-back cruiser bikes.

As a steadily returning consultant, BMW Motorrad use the expertize from Swedish motorcycle genius Ronna Norén and his company Unique Custom Cycles. UCC have been the epiphany of Swedish custom bike building for more than 25 years.

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