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BMW R 18 B & R 18 Transcontinental

Offering exclusive and luxurious travelling complete with a Marshall developed sound system.

The R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental offers you exclusive and luxurious travelling. As members of the R 18 family, these models represent BMW Motorrad’s tradition. Deeply rooted in the here and now, the R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental are available with a specially designed Marshall sound system included as standard.

The unmistakeable front end with the tall windscreen and the mighty Big Boxer promise a comfortable, powerful ride for miles. The automatic load compensation feature accurately adapts the chassis to the load applicable to the motorcycle. Thanks to it being prepared for you to customise, you can precisely define your R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental to suit your needs and the needs of each individual trip.

Technical Specification

Air/oil cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine
Maximum speed
Over 180 km/h
Fuel Type
Super plus, unleaded (max. 15% ethanol, E15) RON 95 90 AKI
Power Transmission
Single-disc dry clutch
6-speed shifting claw transmission
Secondary Drive
Drive shaft
1,500 mm
970 mm
2,640 mm
Seat Height
740 mm
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