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2021 BMW R18 First Edition
2021 BMW R18 First Edition

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
BMW
BMW
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
R18 First Edition
R18 First Edition
Model Code
R18FIRSTEDITION
R18FIRSTEDITION
Color
Black Storm Metallic
Black Storm Metallic

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)

Front - Twin disc brake, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed callipers

Rear - Single disc brake, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed caliper

BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)

Front - Twin disc brake, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed callipers

Rear - Single disc brake, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed caliper

Wheels
Spoke
Spoke
Rims

Front - 3.5 x 19 in.

Rear - 5 x 16 in.

Front - 3.5 x 19 in.

Rear - 5 x 16 in.

Tires

Front - 120 / 70 R 19

Rear - 180 / 65 B16

Front - 120 / 70 R 19

Rear - 180 / 65 B16

Dimensions

Length
96.1 in.
96.1 in.
Height

Excluding mirrors - 44.3 in.

Above mirror, at DIN empty weight - 48.5 in.

Excluding mirrors - 44.3 in.

Above mirror, at DIN empty weight - 48.5 in.

Width
With mirror - 38 in.
With mirror - 38 in.
Weight
Unladen, fully fueled, road ready - 761 lb.
Unladen, fully fueled, road ready - 761 lb.
Wheelbase
68.1 in.
68.1 in.
Seat Height

Unladen - 27.2 in.

Rider step length, unladen - 64.2 in.

Unladen - 27.2 in.

Rider step length, unladen - 64.2 in.

Turning Radius
Steering head angle - 57.3°
Steering head angle - 57.3°

Drivetrain

Transmission
Gears - 6-speed
Gears - 6-speed
Drive System
Secondary - Shaft drive
Secondary - Shaft drive

Electrical

Battery
12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free
12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free
Alternator
Permanent magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)
Permanent magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)

Engine

Engine
four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the drive shaft
four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the drive shaft
Cooling
Air / Oil
Air / Oil
Cylinders
2
2
Horsepower
91 hp @ 4,750 rpm
91 hp @ 4,750 rpm
Displacement
1,802 cc
1,802 cc
Bore x Stroke
107.1 x 100 mm
107.1 x 100 mm
Torque
Max. - 116 ft. lb. @ 3,000 rpm
Max. - 116 ft. lb. @ 3,000 rpm
Compression Ratio
9.6 :1
9.6 :1
Clutch
Single-disc dry
Single-disc dry
Fuel System
Electronic intake pipe fuel injection, BMS-K+ electronic engine management with overrun cut-off
Electronic intake pipe fuel injection, BMS-K+ electronic engine management with overrun cut-off
Emissions
Control - Regulated three-way catalytic converter
Control - Regulated three-way catalytic converter
Ignition
Twin-spark
Twin-spark
Fuel Type

Super plus lead-free (max. 15% ethanol, E15)

Gasoline (min. 90 AKI Octane Rating, max. 15% ethanol content)

Super plus lead-free (max. 15% ethanol, E15)

Gasoline (min. 90 AKI Octane Rating, max. 15% ethanol content)

Fuel Capacity

Usable tank volume approx. - 4.23 gal.

of which reserve - 1 gal.

Usable tank volume approx. - 4.23 gal.

of which reserve - 1 gal.

Operational

Frame
Double-cradle steel
Double-cradle steel
Front Suspension

Telescopic fork

Spring travel - 4.7 in.

Telescopic fork

Spring travel - 4.7 in.

Rear Suspension

Steel swingarm with central shock strut

Spring travel - 3.5 in.

Steel swingarm with central shock strut

Spring travel - 3.5 in.

Trail
Castor - 5.9 in.
Castor - 5.9 in.
Maximum Speed
Over 111 mph
Over 111 mph
Capacity

Max. permitted weight - 1,234.6 lb.

Max. load (with standard equipment) - 474 lb.

Max. permitted weight - 1,234.6 lb.

Max. load (with standard equipment) - 474 lb.

Other

Includes
White Pinstripe
White Pinstripe

Features

Features

  • A CRUISER AT FIRST GLANCE: The flyline is elongated and low. The double-cradle steel frame covers the powerful, sculpted engine that underlines the impressive presence of the bike. Riders also have a number of custom equipment options: the R 18 is scaled back to its core to allow for full customization.
  • MACHINED ENGINE HOUSING COVER: The high-quality Machined engine housing cover made of milled aluminium impressively give the boxer engine an attractive look.
  • FISHTAIL SILENCERS: The R 18 design emphasizes the distinctive cruiser silhouette.
  • MACHINED FUEL FILLER CAP: The high-quality Machined fuel filler cap made of milled aluminium adds a striking design highlight with its two-tone look.
  • BOXER WITH PUSHRODS: The R stands for boxers and has done so for over 95 years.
  • OPEN DRIVE SHAFT AND DOUBLE-CRADLE FRAME: The open, nickel-plated driveshaft puts the focus on the torque.
  • FORK BRIDGE: Clean and authentic in every detail.
  • FIRST EDITION PACKAGE: Stylish and unique, the exclusive First Edition is limited to the first model year, it combines a classic look with exclusive extras in paint and chrome. In addition to the iconic color schemes, high-quality chrome components are among the selected extra equipment. Even the paintwork in Black Storm Metallic with its elaborate double pinstriping in Light White is evidence of the attention to detail. With the first edition model, BMW Motorrad is launching a completely new series that is likely to mark the beginning of another success story for the classic boxer. High-quality details and style elements accent the appearance in a modern and exciting way, making the bike appealing to a wide variety of people. In addition to the elaborate double pinstriping, the highlights of this special model include the numerous chrome finishes, the seat emblem and the "First Edition” chrome clasp on the side cover. In Addition, every owner receives an exclusive Welcome Box whose contents will delight every BMW enthusiast.
  • DESIGN OPTION CHROME: The Design Option Chrome emphasizes the classic custom style of the bike in an equally exclusive and elegant manner. This extensive package of high-quality chrome components shows a great deal of attention to detail and underscores the high-quality appearance of the cruiser. All chrome parts are perfectly matched to each other and harmonize perfectly with the vehicle design. The package includes chrome-plated hand and foot levers, handlebar clamps and handlebar weights, footrests and floorboards as well as brake and clutch lever fittings. The handbrake cylinder and the brake calipers on the front and rear wheel are also chrome. The engine front cover, cylinder head covers, and intake pipe covers add a shiny chrome touch to the boxer engine. The components form visually pleasing contrasts to the vehicle color and the black components. All package components are manufactured according to strict BMW quality guidelines. They therefore meet the highest standards and are a perfect fit.

Features

  • A CRUISER AT FIRST GLANCE: The flyline is elongated and low. The double-cradle steel frame covers the powerful, sculpted engine that underlines the impressive presence of the bike. Riders also have a number of custom equipment options: the R 18 is scaled back to its core to allow for full customization.
  • MACHINED ENGINE HOUSING COVER: The high-quality Machined engine housing cover made of milled aluminium impressively give the boxer engine an attractive look.
  • FISHTAIL SILENCERS: The R 18 design emphasizes the distinctive cruiser silhouette.
  • MACHINED FUEL FILLER CAP: The high-quality Machined fuel filler cap made of milled aluminium adds a striking design highlight with its two-tone look.
  • BOXER WITH PUSHRODS: The R stands for boxers and has done so for over 95 years.
  • OPEN DRIVE SHAFT AND DOUBLE-CRADLE FRAME: The open, nickel-plated driveshaft puts the focus on the torque.
  • FORK BRIDGE: Clean and authentic in every detail.
  • FIRST EDITION PACKAGE: Stylish and unique, the exclusive First Edition is limited to the first model year, it combines a classic look with exclusive extras in paint and chrome. In addition to the iconic color schemes, high-quality chrome components are among the selected extra equipment. Even the paintwork in Black Storm Metallic with its elaborate double pinstriping in Light White is evidence of the attention to detail. With the first edition model, BMW Motorrad is launching a completely new series that is likely to mark the beginning of another success story for the classic boxer. High-quality details and style elements accent the appearance in a modern and exciting way, making the bike appealing to a wide variety of people. In addition to the elaborate double pinstriping, the highlights of this special model include the numerous chrome finishes, the seat emblem and the "First Edition” chrome clasp on the side cover. In Addition, every owner receives an exclusive Welcome Box whose contents will delight every BMW enthusiast.
  • DESIGN OPTION CHROME: The Design Option Chrome emphasizes the classic custom style of the bike in an equally exclusive and elegant manner. This extensive package of high-quality chrome components shows a great deal of attention to detail and underscores the high-quality appearance of the cruiser. All chrome parts are perfectly matched to each other and harmonize perfectly with the vehicle design. The package includes chrome-plated hand and foot levers, handlebar clamps and handlebar weights, footrests and floorboards as well as brake and clutch lever fittings. The handbrake cylinder and the brake calipers on the front and rear wheel are also chrome. The engine front cover, cylinder head covers, and intake pipe covers add a shiny chrome touch to the boxer engine. The components form visually pleasing contrasts to the vehicle color and the black components. All package components are manufactured according to strict BMW quality guidelines. They therefore meet the highest standards and are a perfect fit.