Close Button X Page Heading Polygon location marker icon phone icon Icon arrow down icon of Facebook logo icon of Twitter logo icon of YouTube logo icon of LinkedIn logo icon of Google+ logo icon of Pintarest logo icon of Share logo Get a Quote Icon Download a Brochure Icon Book a Service Icon Specials Icon Finance Icon Book a Test Ride Icon Four Wheeler Icon of two motorcycles from the front Icon of square speech bubble with dollar symbol Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Icon Search our Stock Icon Calculator Icon Icon of Shield and Tick Mark More Content Below Learner Approved Motorcycles (LAM) View Right Arrow Icon of Instagram Logo Icon of Left Arrow Icon of Double Left Arrow TeamMoto Logo TeamMoto Logo New Ultimate Motorbikes Logo Question Mark in a Circle Icon Book a Test Ride Icon Icon of Right Arrow Icon of 3 Horizontal Lines Icon of a 4 square Quandrant Icon of a car Hand Offering Cash Icon Envelope Icon List Symbol of Lines and Dots Icon Calculator Icon Book a Test Drive steering wheel Icon Get a Quote Dollar Icon Icon of a magnifying Glass Icon of a Dollar Symbol Video Click to Start Icon Printer Icon Close Button Circle X Icon of 3.5 star rating Icon of 4 star rating Icon of Empty Star Outline Icon of Filled Star Icon of Half Filled Star Icon of Specials Tag and Star Icon of a Left Arrow for a Carousel Icon of a Right Arrow for a Carousel Icon of a bike Powered by I-Motor - link to I-Motor website Icon of a House in a Circle Icon of a House in a Circle for the Mobile Nav Icon of a Phone in a Circle for the Mobile Nav Icon of an Arrow Pointing Down for the Mobile Nav Icon of an Arrow Pointing Up for the Mobile Nav Icon of Plus Symbol Icon of Minus Symbol Icon of Hamburger to trigger Primary Navigation Icon of Arrow Pointing Left Icon of Home Used on Error Pages
Our Stock
Our Stock
(03) 8763 3185
Quick Links
590 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Carrum Downs, VIC 3201

Frankston BMW Motorrad

Home / Motorcycles /Heritage / R 18 B

R 18 B




The R 18 B brings together full power with BMW Motorrad touring history and the emotional character of the R 18 family. The large front end featuring trim panels on the handlebars and the low windscreen already demonstrate a strong character. The 1802 cc of the black Big Boxer also leave no room for speculation. Still, it’s not all about displacement. The R 18 B goes significantly further. It’s made for customising. Turn it into your unique bike and bring out the #SoulFuel.



Make yours unique

You know exactly what you want. For this reason, the R 18 B has been completely geared towards customisation. This applies both to the design as well as to the range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories and equipment. The elaborate “Machined” and “2-Tone-Black” collections developed in cooperation with Roland Sands Design, the traditional “Option 719” and the Vance & Hines exhaust systems are merely the starting point on the way to an R 18 B that suits your taste. 

 1802 cc – but no space for hot air

There has never been this much displacement. You can see it, hear it and feel it. Rely on over 150 Nm at any time between 2,000 to 4,000 rpm. For powerful indulgence and a consistently high torque developed in a typical boxer way. At 4,750 rpm the mighty power train generates 67 kW (91 hp). The exposed, nickel-plated cardan shaft is based on a traditional design, representing one of many more highlights of these 1802 cc.

Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ Rain

The R 18 B’s three riding modes offer you riding pleasure and safety as standard, supplemented by Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and dynamic engine brake control (MSR). Reverser and Hill Start Control make hill starts easier and add even more convenience. Plus the traditional headlight shape features cutting-edge LED lighting technology. The adaptive headlight is optionally available to provide you with almost complete illumination of the road when cornering while maintaining the high-beam headlight at a constant headlight range.



BMW R 18 B

R 18 B Deluxe Standard Equipment

  • ABS, ACS, Dynamic Engine Brake Control
  • 3 Riding Modes (Rock, Roll, Rain), Keyless Ride
  • LED Headlights, Taillight and Indicators
  • 10.25" TFT Display, Adaptive Headlight, Daytime Riding Light
  • Locakable Fuel Cap, Floorboards, Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Spoke Wheels, Active Cruise Control, Hill Start Control
  • Heated Seats, Heated Grips
  • Marshall Gold Series Stage 1 Speakers



Smooth travels with Active Cruise Control

Three letters, a big boost to safety: With the new ACC, your bike automatically maintains your desired speed and, via a radar sensor, a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
R 18 B


The permanently installed cases provide a capacity of 27 litres each. Their perfect shape has been integrated into the R 18 B's streamlining outline: for that typical, unmistakeable bagger look. The perfectly coordinated liners made of a sophisticated leather and canvas material mix are available as part of the accessories range.
R 18 B

Boxer engine

We build it with conviction and plenty of passion. Power, endurance, reliability - simply put: a very special boxer experience.
R 18 B

Marshall Gold Series Stage 1

Grey cover grilles and golden Marshall lettering: these are the elements that conceal additionally refined sound quality from a total of four speakers powered by a 180 watt booster.
R 18 B

TFT display

The 10.25' TFT colour display offers you perfectly legible information and maximum functionality as well as information.
R 18 B

Power Reserve

See what you can feel: the traditional, round instrument illustrates the power reserves you haven't used yet.
R 18 B

Front trim panel

First impressions count. And this one is impressive. The front trim panel installed on the handlebars provides you with ideal protection from the elements and represents a visual highlight with a high recognition value.
R 18 B


Four traditional, analogue round instruments come together with a modern 10.25" TFT display: from fuel level indicator to map navigation, you always have all the information available at a glance.
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 cc
Nominal Capcity 67 kW (91 hp) at 4,750 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 alternator with 660 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 Steel 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 720 mm
Inner leg curve at vehicle kerb weight 1,700 mm
Usable tank capacity approx. 24 l
of which reserve approx. 4 l
Length (above spray guard) 2,560 mm
Height (above windscreen, at DIN vehicle kerb weight) 1,400 mm
Width (across hand levers) 970 mm
Vehicle kerb weight, road-ready, fully fuelled 398 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 630 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 232 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.