2024
R 18 Transcontinental

As shown $23,995 MSRP

Base model $23,995 MSRP

THE BMW R 18 TRANSCONTINENTAL

THE ROAD’S BEST DRESSED ICON

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

DESIGN OF THE R 18 TRANSCONTINENTAL

Traveling 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 fender and the striking front end with both auxiliary headlights form the starting point for the elegant streamlined design. The 6.3 gallon tank, wind deflectors, floorboards and the topcase with backrest for the passenger complete the clearly defined look.

R 18 Transcontinental Colors

Exclusive R 18 Transcontinental is available in attractive colors such as Racing Blue Metallic/Black Storm Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Black Storm Metallic and Manhattan Metallic Matte.

Stick to your path

The R 18 Transcontinental has been excellently prepared for anything you throw at it. It has been designed so that you can customize it just like you want it. The wide range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories additionally supports this customizing concept. The “Machined” and “2-Tone-Black” collections, designed in collaboration with Roland Sands Design, the classic “Option 719”, for instance with AERO Design package, particularly emphasize the bike’s luxurious appearance. The R 18 Transcontinental can be customized and upgraded with sophisticated and convenient touring equipment, such as case liners.

HIGHLIGHTS AT A GLANCE

Discover the highlights in detail. The R 18 Transcontinental offers everything you would expect, from traditional elements to modern motorcycling technology. And much more

Power Reserve

Marshall Gold Series 2

Cockpit

Active Cruise Control

Passenger seat

TFT display

Front fairing panel

Wind deflector

EXPERIENCE THE ENGINE OF THE R 18 TRANSCONTINENTAL

Strength is born from calmness – and from each mile along the way

You already realize why the Big Boxer is called exactly that when you start it up. You can feel the vast displacement on every mile along the way. With its typical boxer power development you can rely on at minimum 111 lb-ft between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm. The impressive torque and responsiveness provide fully fledged pleasure in the long term – relaxed, but never boring. And the exposed, nickel-plated cardan shaft demonstrates just how much history we have packed into these 1802 cc. What now? Time to write your own history.

50

cc displacement

80
In. seat height
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50
lb-ft torque at 3,000 rpm
10
gallon fuel tank capacity (approximately)

COMFORT AND CONTROL

Eating up the miles in a relaxed and confident 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 Ride Modes, Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and dynamic engine brake control (MSR) aid control. The optional Reverse Assist, Hill Start Control and the central locking system for cases and topcase provide even more convenience.

3 year warranty

Ride on & on & on. 

MORE ABOUT #SOULFUEL

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The road’s best dressed icon.

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Soul is all that matters.

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