Data & equipment
The R 18 combines many iconic hallmarks of our history such as the open drive shaft. We have worked these characteristic features over and brought them into the present. Learn all about the technical data and standard equipment here.
Air/oil cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the drive shaft.
107.1 mm x 100 mm
67 kW at 4750 rpm
158 Nm at 3000 rpm
9.6 : 1
Electronic intake pipe fuel injection, BMS-K+ electronic engine management with overrun cut-off, twin-spark ignition: BMS-O with e-gas
Regulated three-way catalytic converter
Mileage / consumption
over 180 km/h
Super plus lead-free (max. 15% ethanol, E15) ROZ 95 90 AKI
Permanent magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)
12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free
Single-disk dry clutch
6-gear shifting claw transmission in separate transmission housing
Suspension / brakes
Double-cradle steel frame with screwed-on underbeams
Steel swinging fork with central shock strut
120 mm / 90 mm
Spoke wheel (front only)
3,5" x 19"
5,0" x 16"
120/70 R 19
Twin disc brake, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed callipers
Single disc brakes, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)
Dimensions / weights
approx. 16 l
approx. 4 l
1) As defined in EU directive 93/93/EEC, filled with all operating fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable tank capacity