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R 18 Transcontinental

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THE BMW R 18 TRANSCONTINENTAL

THE ROAD’S BEST DRESSED ICON

The R 18 Transcontinental offers you exclusive and luxurious travelling. As a member of the R 18 family it represents BMW Motorrad’s tradition and is deeply rooted in the here and now: its 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. And thanks to it being prepared for customising you can exactly define your R 18 Transcontinental according to what you will discover on every trip: yourself. Simply put: classic #SoulFuel.

 

 

Travelling broadens the mind – and forms things like our character

The R 18 Transcontinental looks like it could just eat up the miles. The large front-wheel cover and the striking front end with both additional headlights form the starting point for the elegant streamlining. The 24-litre tank, wind deflectors, footboards and the topcase with backrest for the passenger complete the clearly defined look.

Eating up the miles in a relaxed and safe way

You can comfortably eat up the miles on the R 18 Transcontinental: Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) and optional Active Cruise Control independently control the speed and the distance to the vehicle ahead. Furthermore three riding modes, Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and dynamic engine brake control (MSR) guarantee more safety as standard. Reverser, Hill Start Control and central locking system for cases and topcase optionally guarantee even more convenience per kilometre covered.


R 18 B

Power Reserve

Convenient, luxurious and consistent: the Power Reserve display of the R 18 Transcontinental shows how much power you still have available.

Marshall Gold Series Stage 2

The powerful 180 watt booster powers a total of six speakers: for maximum sound quality and absolute audio pleasure.

Cockpit

Four traditional, analogue round instruments combine with one modern 10.25” TFT display: from the fuel level indicator to the navigation system and your playlist, it always provides you with all the information at a glance.
R 18 B

Black tank with double lining and bolted logo

The black tank with double striping is one of the icons of BMW Motorrad history.
R 18 Transcontinental

Passenger seat

The particularly comfortable seat's passenger seat features seat heating as standard and offers outstanding stability. The backrest has been seamlessly integrated into the adjacent topcase.
R 18 B

TFT display

Plenty of space for plenty of information. From map navigation to vehicle data and your playlist: easily keep an eye on everything thanks to the 10.25" TFT display.
R 18 B

Front trim panel

The front trim panel that has been installed on the handlebars provides you with ideal protection from the elements in conjunction with the tall windscreen. The two LED additional headlights remain true to the original style and perfectly integrate into the R 18 Transcontinental's lines to lend it an unmistakeable look.
R 18 Transcontinental

Wind deflector

The wind deflectors mounted on the engine guards are standard equipment. They provide more comfort in wind and weather.
Engine  
Design Air/oil cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the crank shaft
Bore x stroke 107.1 mm x 100 mm
Displacement 1,802 cc3
Normal Capcity 67 kW at 4750 rpm
Max. torque 158 Nm at 3000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.6 :1
Fuel preparation Electronic intake manifold fuel injection/digital engine management: BMS-O with electromotive throttle controller
Emission control Closed-loop three-way catalytic converter
Mileage / consumption  
Maximum speed over 180 km/h
Consumption per 100 km based on the WMTC 5.8 l
Fuel type Super plus, unleaded (max. 15% ethanol, E15) RON 95 90 AKI
Electrical system  
Alternator Permanent magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)
Battery 12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission  
Clutch Single-disk dry clutch
Gears 6-gear shifting claw transmission in separate transmission housing
Secondary Drive Drive shaft
Suspension / brakes  
Frame Double-cradle tubular steel frame with screwed-on downtubes
Front suspension/spring elements Telescopic fork
Rear-wheel guide/spring elements SSteel double-sided swinging arm with central spring strut
Spring travel front / rear 120 mm / 120 mm
Wheelbase 1,695 mm
Castor 183.5 mm
Steering head angle 62.7°
Wheels Cast aluminium front wheel
Rim dimensions, front 3.5" x 19"
Rim dimensions, rear 5.0" x 16"
Tyres, front 120/70 R 19
Tyres, rear 180/65 B16
Brake, front Twin disc brake, 300 mm in diameter, four-piston fixed caliper
Brake, rear Single disc brake, 300 mm in diameter, four-piston fixed caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (fully integrated)
Dimensions / weights  
Seat height at vehicle kerb weight 740 mm
Inner leg curve at vehicle kerb weight 1,710 mm
Usable tank capacity approx. 24 l
of which reserve approx. 4 l
Length (above topcase) 2,640 mm
Height (above windscreen, at DIN vehicle kerb weight) 1,500 mm
Width (across hand levers) 970 mm
Vehicle kerb weight, road-ready, fully fuelled 427 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 630 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 203 kg

1)According to Directive (EU) 168/2013 with all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refuelled with at min. 90% of the usable fuel tank capacity.