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2023 BMW R18 [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 BMW R18
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The 2023 BMW R18 Brings High Tech To Their Cruiser Line

The 2023 BMW R18 and its 1800 cc engine offer a glimpse into BMW’s past with its nostalgic boxer engine.  The R18 has the highest cubic capacity in the entire 2023 BMW lineup and is not lacking in the features or looks departments either.  This low-slung ride in its most basic trim is a great base for customization or if you like something already done, check out the other model variations like the B, Classic or Transcontinental.   The other trims off various levels of add ons such as windscreens and luggage.

This European bike comes with a short list of standard equipment to complement it’s low-maintenance shaft drive setup.  The twin disc brakes and four-piston calipers ensure you can reign in the power and torque of this beast and ABS keeps hard braking maneuvers under control.  Other standard features include LED lighting, speedometer with multifunction display and multiple riding modes.

The 2023 BMW R18 starts at $14,995 USD and $16,995 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 BMW R18 in one place.


2023 BMW R18

Model Overview

  • Price: $14,995 USD / $16,995 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • ASC Stability Control
    • Keyless Ride
    • LED lighting
    • Multiple riding modes

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1,802 cc air/oil cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer
  • Power: 91 horsepower
  • Torque: 116 lb-ft
  • Weight: 761 lbs (345 kgs)
  • Seat Height: 27.2 inches (690 mm)


2023 BMW R18

2023 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 Mineral White <etallic, Option 719 Galaxy Dust Metallic/Titansilver 2 Metallic, Classic chrome
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)


Alternator Permanent magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)
Battery 12 V /  26 Ah
Headlight Full LED headlight
Tail Light LED tail light


Overall Length 96.1″
Overall Width 38.0″
Overall Height 48.5″
Wheelbase 68.1”
Castor 5.9”
Seat Height 27.2”
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled

761 lbs


Warranty 3 years warranty.

2023 BMW R18

2023 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

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.

Open drive shaft and double-cradle frame.

The open, nickel-plated driveshaft puts the focus on the torque.

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