With the 2023 BMW R18 Transcontinental, BMW has brought us a classic touring design that is designed to deliver both style and a luxurious travel experience. While it shares its powerful 1802 cc boxer engine making 116 lb-ft of torque with other models, the features combined in this model make it the long distance winner. The suspension and ergonomics in the R18 Transcontinental make it a great choice for riders who enjoy taking extended trips on the open road. The bike features a tall windscreen, comfortable seats, and ample storage space for luggage, making it perfect for long-distance touring. The 6.3 gallon gas tank ensures you’ll spend more time riding and less in search of gas stations along the way. In addition, the R18 Transcontinental also comes equipped with advanced safety and technology features, such as additional LED headlights, active cruise control, and a high-resolution display.
In the looks department you won’t be disappointed by the various color options or splurge on the Option 719 package for that metallic paint, heated seats and other accessories. No other European manufacturer has an option like this one. The BMW R18 Transcontinental is a great choice for riders who demand comfort, style and functionality in their touring motorcycle.
The 2023 BMW R18 Transcontinental starts at $23,995 USD and $21,995 CAD
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Price: $23,995 USD and $21,995 CAD
Windshield, saddle bags, top case
LED additional lighting
116 lb-ft Torque
Engine: 1,802 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
Racing Blue Metallic, Option 719 Moonstone, Black Storm Metallic, Manhattan Metallic Matte
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
2023 BMW 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.
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2023 BMW R18 Transcontinental review by: Big Rock Moto