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2022 BMW R18 [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 BMW R18

The 2022 BMW R18: Heritage Cruising

The BMW R18 already seems like a long-loved European cruiser, despite being in just its 3rd model year. I suspect that may be due to the stunning 1802 cc two-cylinder boxer engine proudly on display under the clean lines of the 4.23-gallon teardrop fuel tank.

The R 18 is the most stripped-down, pure riding experience within the big displacement Heritage section of the 2022 BMW lineup. With 116 lbs-ft of torque, the R18 moves with ease, and adding the optional premium package brings cruise control, heated grips, hill-start control, and adaptive headlights to further refine the riding experience.

If customization is on your mind, the R18 is a perfect platform to set your imagination loose upon.

4 Color choices for the 2022 BMW R18: Option 719 Galaxy Dust / Titan Silver Metallic, Mars Red Metallic, Manhattan Metallic Matte, and Black Storm Metallic

The 2022 BMW R18 starts at $15,995 USD / $19,895 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 BMW R18 in one place.

2022 BMW R18

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $15,995 USD / $19,895 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
    • Full LED headlight
    • Keyless Ride
    • LED rear and brake light included in rear indicators
    • Speedometer with multifunction display (on-board computer)
    • 3 riding modes (Rock, Roll, Rain)

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1802 cc Air/oil cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer
  • Power: 91 hp (67 kW) at 4,750 rpm
  • Torque: 116 lbs-ft (158 Nm) at 3,000 rpm
  • Wet Weight:  761 lbs (345 kg)
  • Seat Height: 27.2 in. (690 mm)

2022 BMW R18

2022 BMW R18 Specifications

From BMW


Engine 1802cc, Air/oil cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the drive shaft.
Engine Power 91 hp at 4,750 rpm
Bore x Stroke 4.2” x 3.9”
Compression Ratio 9.6 :1
Fuel delivery Electronic intake pipe fuel injection, BMS-K+ electronic engine management with overrun cut-off and twin-spark ignition.
Starter Electric
Max Torque 116 lbs-ft at 3,000 rpm


Clutch Single-disc dry clutch
Transmission 6-speed transmission
Drive Shaft drive


Suspension Front Telescopic fork
Suspension Rear Steel swingarm with central shock strut
Brakes Front Twin disc brake, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
Brakes Rear Single disc brake, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed caliper
Tires Front 120/70 R 19
Tires Rear 180/65 B16
Fuel Tank Capacity approx. 4.23 gal
Color Black Storm Metallic, Mars Red Metallic, Manhattan Metallic Matte, Option 719 Galaxy Dust Metallic/Titansilver 2 Metallic


Alternator Permanent magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)
Battery 12 V / 26 Ah
Tail Light LED Tail Light


Overall Length 96.1″
Overall Width 44.3″
Overall Height 48.5″
Wheelbase 68.1”
Castor 5.9”
Seat Height 27.2”
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled

761 lbs



2022 BMW R18

2022 BMW R18 Features

Machined engine housing cover

The high-quality machined engine housing cover made of milled aluminum impressively give the boxer engine an attractive look.
Optional Accessory Items Shown.

Available Floorboards

For a true boxer riding experience.

Available 2-Tone-Black cylinder head covers.

The high-quality 2-Tone-black cylinder head covers made of milled aluminum perfectly give the boxer engine an attractive appearance.

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 aluminum adds a striking design highlight with its two-tone look.
Optional Accessory Items Shown.

Boxer with pushrods.

The R stands for boxers and has done so for over 95 years.
Option Shown.

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.

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