A cruiser at first glance
The R 18
With the new R 18, BMW Motorrad now enters the cruiser segment. Like no other BMW motorcycle before it, this model stands entirely in the tradition of historical BMW motorcycles – both technically and in terms of design style. It borrows from famous models such as the BMW R 5, shifting the focus back onto the motorcycle essentials: purist, no-frills technology and the boxer engine as the epicentre of riding pleasure, combined with “good vibrations.”
Soul Is All That Matters
The new R 18 invokes BMW's history and the iconic hallmarks of the brand. The result: a cruiser that is full of character boasting a boxer engine with the most displacement, as well as timeless design features, such as the white double striping on the R 18 First Edition. The R 18 also combines many iconic hallmarks of BMW's history such as the open drive shaft.