The new BMW R 18 Transcontinental and R 18 B: “The Big
Boxer” as a Grand American Tourer for lush travelling
and as Bagger for cold American highway cruising.
With a new R 18 Transcontinental, BMW Motorrad is adding a
Grand American Tourer to a R 18 family as good as a R 18 B
“Bagger”, that is quite renouned in a USA. As with
a prior R 18 models, a new R 18 Transcontinental and R 18 B
mix a stirring energy of a “Big Boxer” with a
classical framework judgment made on chronological models, exclusive
apparatus and a stylish design.
This creates a R 18 Transcontinental ideal for travelling and
long-distance rides in American roving character – both for roving solo
and with a pillion and luggage. The R 18 B, on a other hand, is
designed as a “rider’s machine” delivering romantic driving
pleasure and ideal for cold furloughed and cruising.
Special facilities of a new R 18 Transcontinental
Front fairing with high breeze shield, breeze deflector and
flaps. Cockpit with 4 analogue turn instruments and 10.25 in. TFT
colour display, additional headlamp, Marshall sound system, engine
insurance bars, cases, tip case, chair heating, chrome trim and an
engine in Silver metallic.
In contrast, a new R 18 B does though a tip box and, in the
character of a “bagger”, offers a low windshield, a slimmer seat
and a matt black lead engine among other things.
The many absolute BMW fighter engine of all time with full torque.
The heart of a new R 18 Transcontinental and R 18 B is a
2-cylinder fighter engine, a “Big Boxer”, that is a
totally newly growth for a R 18 models. Not usually its
considerable appearance, though also a technical specifications uncover its
ties to a normal air-cooled fighter engines that have provided
moving roving practice for some-more than 7 decades given BMW
Motorrad began production motorcycles in 1923. The many powerful
2-cylinder prosaic twin engine ever built in motorbike array production
boasts an engine ability of 1,802 cc. It generates an outlay of 67 kW
(91 hp) during 4 750 rpm. In a 2,000 to 4,000 rpm range, it delivers
some-more than 150 Nm of torque during all times as good as component pulling
energy and grave sound.
Double-loop tube support done of steel and a fortitude done of
piece steel made tools and behind overhanging arm with enclosed axle
expostulate in rigid-frame design.
The heart of a framework of a new R 18 Transcontinental and R
18 B is a double-loop tube steel support done of steel with a backbone
of piece steel made parts. Its pattern perpetuates a longstanding
BMW Motorrad tradition of this support type. The quite high
production peculiarity and courtesy to fact are also clear in
hardly obvious sum such as a welded joints between steel
tubes and expel or fake parts. Like a mythological BMW R 5, a rear
overhanging arm, that is made in a identical design, encloses the
behind spindle expostulate in a same character regulating bolted connections.
Telescopic flare with flare sleeves, cantilever suspension
strut, light amalgamate expel wheels and front brakes in multiple with
BMW Motorrad Full Integral ABS.
The cessation elements of a new R 18 Transcontinental and R
18 B deliberately allot with any composition options that a rider
has to make. Instead, a telescopic flare and a directly swinging-arm
mounted cantilever cessation strut with travel-dependent damping and
automatically tractable open preload safeguard higher light-alloy
expel circle control and manageable cessation comfort.
In sequence to
grasp a best probable float response even when roving with a
pillion and wholly loaded, a behind cessation strut features
travel-dependent damping and
automatic bucket compensation. As in
a mythological BMW R 5, a tubes of a telescopic flare are encased in
flare sleeves. The flare tube hole is 49 mm, cessation transport is
120 mm during a front and rear. The new R 18 Transcontinental and R 18 B
are decelerated by a double front stop during a front and a singular disc
stop during a behind in and with four-piston bound callipers and
BMW Motorrad Full Integral ABS.
Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) as standard.
Active Cruise Control (ACC) – journey control with integrated
stretch control for loose furloughed as an ex works option.
The R 18 Transcontinental and R 18 B are already versed as
customary with DCC electronic journey control (Dynamic Cruise Control).
DCC automatically regulates a roving speed set by a rider. Dynamic
means that a pre-selected speed is kept consistent even when riding
downhill. Active Cruise Control (ACC) allows loose gliding with
stretch control – though a supplement carrying to adjust a speed to the
car in front. With a support of radar sensors integrated in the
front fairing, a motorcycle is possibly accelerated automatically to
adjust a speed or a new, customary full constituent braking complement is
practical for deceleration purposes, depending on a conditions on the
road. ACC also ensures quite protected cornering. Where necessary,
a cornering control complement automatically reduces a speed, giving
a supplement a right speed for a gentle and protected banking angle.
Coherent ergonomics for best probable motorcycle control.
The new R 18 Transcontinental and R 18 B underline a
so-called “mid-mounted footpeg” position of the
footrests, wholly in gripping with a BMW Motorrad philosophy. This
classical position behind a cylinders is not usually customary of BMW, it
also allows a loose and active roving position for a best possible
motorcycle control. The R 18 Transcontinental is versed with an
generally gentle chair and chair heating as customary to ensure
long-distance roving comfort even in two-person operation. The R 18 B
has a rather slimmer two-person chair bench.
The new R 18
Transcontinental is propitious as customary with using play and the
R 18 B with wider and some-more gentle footrests than a R 18.
Cockpit featuring classically designed turn instruments and
10.25” TFT colour shade with map navigation for accessible route
formulation and endless connectivity as standard.
cockpit, specifically designed for a new R 18 Transcontinental and R 18
B, with 4 analogue turn instruments and a 10.25 in. TFT colour
display, blends into a classical coming harmoniously. Featuring
a iconic “BERLIN BUILT” lettering, it follows a classic
character of a new R 18 Transcontinental and R 18 B on a one hand, and
on a other palm offers a ideally entertaining TFT colour display
providing a limit of functionality and information.
Three roving modes as good as ASC and MSR as customary for a
high grade of roving fun and safety. Reversing support and Hill Start
Control as an ex works option.
In sequence to accommodate particular patron needs, a new R 18
Transcontinental and R 18 B also underline a 3 roving modes
“Rain”, “Roll” and “Rock” as standard,
that is surprising in this segment. The customary apparatus also includes
(Automatic Stability Control), that ensures a high turn of
In addition, a new R 18 Transcontinental and R
18 B are versed with an engine drag torque control (MSR) as
standard. In further to other options, a reversing support makes
manoeuvring a gentle event and a Hill Start Control function
creates starting off ascending easy.
The new R 18 Transcontinental and R 18 B: Iconic streamlining
sum with firm support demeanour and complicated technology.
The new R 18 Transcontinental stands out as a lush tourer
and a new R 18 B as a stylish “Bagger” with its
evil “streamlining”, that ideally integrates
a front fairing, cases and, in a box of a R 18
Transcontinental, a tip case. They send a iconic character of the
good tourers and cruisers of yesteryear to a benefaction day. The
precisionist design, that has been made by countless BMW Motorrad
classics, lives on in many details. Functional and style-defining
elements such as a double-loop tube frame, a 24 litre pear-drop
fuel tank, a open concept missile expostulate or a double-line paintwork
(ex works option) are suggestive of mythological BMW fighter motorcycles.
The cessation also harks behind ideally to a aged days. Together
with a double-sided overhanging arm and a cantilever cessation strut,
a firm support blueprint of a R 5 has been ideally eliminated to
Audio complement with Marshall sound system: A new digital sound
dimension as customary ex works.
With a Marshall sound system, a new R 18 Transcontinental
and R 18 B offer an heated sound experience. Already as customary the
new R 18 Transcontinental and R 18 B underline a sound complement developed
in partnership with a British manufacturer Marshall, featuring
2-way speakers integrated into a front of a fairing. Black cover
grilles with white Marshall lettering turn off a classical look. The
Marshall Gold Series Stage 1 and Stage 2 sound systems are optionally
ex works to yield even some-more complete listening pleasure. Up to 4
loudspeakers and 2 subwoofers with 280 watts of sum outlay provide
exquisite sound peculiarity and “good vibrations”. For 60
years, Marshall, creatively from Hanwell, London, now made in
Bletchley, Milton Keynes (UK), have constructed mythological guitar
amplifiers used by a world’s best musicians. Since 2012 they have
stretched their audio peculiarity into endowment winning headphones and active
speakers designed for song lovers.
The R 18 Transcontinental First Edition and R 18 B First
Exclusive demeanour in paint and chrome.
Right from a time of marketplace launch, a new R 18
Transcontinental and R 18 B will be accessible worldwide as disdainful R
18 Transcontinental First Edition and
R 18 B First Edition
versions. They mix a R 18 demeanour with disdainful facilities in
classical black paintwork with white double-lining. Further highlights
are a specifically designed surfaces (Chrome Package), high-grade
stitching on a chair and the
“First Edition” lettering.
Large accumulation of tools concede for ideal customizing and
best individualisation. Exclusive Option 719 equipment.
The Original BMW Motorrad Accessories operation offers a limit of
individualisation options for tailoring a R 18 Transcontinental and
R 18 B to your personal taste. The pattern collections of milled
aluminium tools informed from a R 18 and R 18 Classic, that were
combined together with Roland Sands Design, are also accessible for
new R 18 Transcontinental and R 18 B. With courtesy to audio
systems, BMW Motorrad cooperates with a British manufacturer
Marshall. For a new R 18 Transcontinental and R 18 B, BMW Motorrad
offers a operation of quite high-quality and disdainful optional
extras as “Option 719”, such as Option 719 Galaxy Dust
lead paint finish and Original BMW Motorrad Accessories.
The new R 18 Transcontinental and R 18 B highlights:
- Handlebar-mounted fairing for glorious breeze and continue protection.
- High breeze defense (R 18 Transcontinental).
- Low breeze defense (R 18 B).
- Cases in physique colour paint finish (27 litres, with audio 26.5 litres).
- Vibration-decoupled tip box in physique colour paint finish
litres, with audio 47 litres, R 18 Transcontinental only).
- Wind deflectors in physique colour finish (R 18 Transcontinental only).
- 24 litre fuel tank.
- Cockpit with 4 analogue turn instruments and 10.25 in. TFT
- Biggest ever BMW fighter engine with a ability of 1 802 cc.
- Output 67 kW (91 hp) during 4 750 rpm, limit torque 158 Nm during 3 000 rpm.
- More than 150 Nm accessible during all times from 2 000 to 4 000 rpm
- Open-running, shimmer nickel-plated universal-shaft expostulate based
the classical purpose model.
- Elaborately made double-loop tube steel support with
fortitude of piece steel made tools yield a optimal package.
- Rear overhanging arm with enclosed spindle expostulate in rigid-frame design.
- Telescopic flare with flare sleeves and cantilever open strut with
travel-dependent damping as good as involuntary bucket compensation
safeguard best roving underneath all conditions.
- Comfortable ergonomics for loose cruising and furloughed with the
best probable motorcycle control.
- Disc brakes during a front and behind and expel light amalgamate wheels.
- BMW Motorrad Full Integral ABS.
- Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) as standard.
- Active Cruise Control (ACC) – journey control with integrated
stretch control for loose furloughed as an ex works option.
- State-of-the-art LED lighting technology, classically interpreted.
- Adaptive branch light with pivot procedure for even better
enlightenment of a highway when cornering as an ex works option.
- Engine ensure (R18 Transcontinental only)
- Seat heating as customary (R 18 Transcontinental only).
- Heated grips as standard.
- Continuously tractable rocker switch (in tie with running
standard for R 18 Transcontinental).
- Keyless Ride for accessible activation of functions.
- Three roving modes as good as ASC and MSR as standard.
- Reverse support for accessible manoeuvring and Hill Start Control
for easy mountain starts as ex works option.
- Three appealing colours: In further to black and a 719 Galaxy
Dust lead option, a new R 18 B and R 18 Trancontinental are
also accessible in
Manhattan lead matt.
- The R 18 Transcontinental “First Edition” and R 18 B “First
Edition”: Exclusive demeanour in paint and chrome.
- Extensive operation of discretionary extras and Original BMW Motorrad
Accessories as good as a cold Ride Style Collection.
- “Option 719” apparatus accessible as quite high-quality
and disdainful discretionary apparatus and Original BMW Motorrad Accessories.