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2022 BMW R18B / R18 Transcontinental [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 BMW R18B / R18 Transcontinental

The 2022 BMW R18B / R18 Transcontinental: New For 2022

The new BMW R18B / R18 Transcontinental prove that there is a European cruiser well worth considering if V-Twin baggers or touring bikes are your style.

BMW favors the cylinders in a flat configuration with the stunning 1802 cc two-cylinder boxer engine proudly on display under the clean lines of the teardrop fuel tank. The big boxer is the most powerful BMW has produced with more than 111 lb-ft. of torque available from 2,000 to 4,000 rpm.

The 2022 BMW Heritage lineup offers the bagger-styled R 18 B, with a fork-mounted fairing paired to a low windscreen. Integrated side cases provide a capacity of over 7 gallons each. Their stylish shape has been integrated into the R 18 B’s streamlined outline: for an unmistakable bagger look.  The R 18 Transcontinental steps up the comfort for 2-up riding. The added top case provides all the extra storage and passenger comfort for those long trips.

BMW fits these bikes with four traditional, analog round instruments, together with a modern 10.25” TFT display. All vital information is available with a quick scan.  Three Ride Modes, Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and dynamic engine brake control (MSR) come standard.  The option list runs deep with upgraded stereos, adaptive headlight system, active cruise control, and more.

4 Color choices for the 2022 BMW R18B / R18 Transcontinental: First Edition (Black Storm w/double white stripes), Option 719 Galaxy Dust / Titan Silver Metallic, Manhattan Metallic Matte, and Black Storm Metallic.

The 2022 BMW R18B starts at $21,945 USD / $26,995 CAD.

The 2022 BMW R18 Transcontinental starts at $24,995 USD / $29,695 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 BMW R18B / R18 Transcontinental in one place.

2022 BMW R18B / R18 Transcontinental

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $15,995 USD / $19,895 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
    • Full LED headlight
    • Keyless Ride
    • Marshall sound systems
    • Fork Mounted Fairings
    • 3 riding modes (Rock, Roll, Rain)
    • 4 round gauges with a 10.25” TFT Display

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:  942 /  lbs (426 kg)
  • Seat Height: 29.1 in. (740 mm)


2022 BMW R18B / R18 Transcontinental

2022 BMW R18B / R18 Transcontinental Specifications

From BMW


Engine 1802cc, Air/oil cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the crank shaft
Engine Power 91 HP at 4,750 rpm
Bore x Stroke 107.1 mm x 100 mm
Compression Ratio 9.6 :1
Fuel delivery Electronic intake manifold fuel injection/digital engine management: BMS-O with electromotive throttle controller
Starter Electric
Max Torque 116 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm


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


Suspension Front Telescopic fork
Suspension Rear
Brakes Front Twin disc brake, 300 mm in diameter, four-piston fixed caliper
Brakes Rear Single disc brake, 300 mm in diameter, four-piston fixed caliper
Tires Front 120/70 R19
Tires Rear 180/65 B16
Fuel Tank Capacity approx. 6.3 gallon


Alternator Permanent magnet alternator with 660 W (nominal capacity)
Battery 12 V / 26 Ah
Tail Light LED Tail Light


Overall Length 104“
Width (across hand levers) 2.8”
Height 59.1”
Wheelbase 66.7”
Castor 7.2”
Seat Height 29.1”
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled

942 lbs



2022 BMW R18B / R18 Transcontinental

2022 BMW R18B / R18 Transcontinental Features

Power Reserve

Convenient, luxurious and consistent: the Power Reserve display of the R 18 Transcontinental shows how much power you still have available.

Marshall Gold Series 2

The optional, powerful 180 watt amp powers a total of six speakers: for maximum sound quality and absolute audio pleasure.


Four traditional, analog round instruments combine with one modern 10.25” TFT display: from the fuel level indicator to the navigation system and your playlist, it provides you with all the relevant information at a glance.

Active Cruise Control

With the new available ACC, your bike maintains your desired speed, via a radar sensor, and distance from the vehicle in front of you.

Passenger seat

The particularly comfortable passenger seat features heating as standard and offers outstanding stability. The backrest has been seamlessly integrated into the adjacent topcase.

TFT display

Plenty of space for plenty of information. From map navigation to vehicle data and your playlist: easily keep an eye on everything thanks to the 10.25” TFT display.

Front fairing panel

The front fairing that has been installed on the forks provides you with ideal protection from the elements in conjunction with the tall windscreen. The two LED additional headlights remain true to the original style and perfectly integrate into the R 18 Transcontinental’s lines to lend it an unmistakable look.

Wind deflector

Wind deflectors and the tall windscreen make sure that wind will not bother you too much.

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