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.
Price: $15,995 USD / $19,895 CAD
ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
Full LED headlight
Marshall sound systems
Fork Mounted Fairings
3 riding modes (Rock, Roll, Rain)
4 round gauges with a 10.25” TFT Display
Engine: 1802 cc Air/oil cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer
Twin disc brake, 300 mm in diameter, four-piston fixed caliper
Single disc brake, 300 mm in diameter, four-piston fixed caliper
Fuel Tank Capacity
approx. 6.3 gallon
Permanent magnet alternator with 660 W (nominal capacity)
12 V / 26 Ah
LED Tail Light
Width (across hand levers)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled
2022 BMW R18B / R18 Transcontinental Features
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.
The particularly comfortable passenger seat features heating as standard and offers outstanding stability. The backrest has been seamlessly integrated into the adjacent topcase.
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 deflectors and the tall windscreen make sure that wind will not bother you too much.
2022 BMW R18B / R18 Transcontinental Photos
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