The New BMW R 18 Transcontinental
THE ROAD’S BEST DRESSED ICON
The R 18 Transcontinental offers you exclusive and luxurious traveling. As a member of the R 18 family it represents BMW Motorrad’s tradition and is deeply rooted in the here and now: its unmistakable front end with the tall windscreen and the mighty Big Boxer promise a comfortable, powerful ride for miles. The automatic load compensation feature accurately adapts the chassis to the load applicable to the motorcycle. And thanks to it being prepared for customizing you can define your R 18 Transcontinental according to what you will discover on every trip: yourself. Simply put: classic #SoulFuel.
TRAVELING BROADENS THE MIND – AND FORMS THINGS LIKE OUR CHARACTER.
The R 18 Transcontinental looks like it could just eat up the miles. The large front fender and the striking front end with both auxiliary headlights form the starting point for the elegant streamlined design. The 6.3 gallon tank, wind deflectors, floorboards and the topcase with backrest for the passenger complete the clearly defined look.
THIS Transcontinental features Manhattan Metallic Matte, a finish that’s sophisticated, agile and bursting with energy. This color scheme screams pure riding pleasure while you eat up the miles. This is where the horizon puts on a beaming smile.
There are three other available finishes to round out your choices for this model:
• First Edition Black Storm Metallic w/ double pinstripes, silver grey wheels and chrome details
• Black Storm Metallic
• Option 719 Galaxy Dust Metallic / Titan Silver 2 Metallic
STICK TO YOUR PATH.
The R 18 Transcontinental has been excellently prepared for anything you throw at it. It has been designed so that you can customize it just like you want it. The wide range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories additionally supports this customizing concept. The “Machined” and “2-Tone-Black” collections, designed in collaboration with Roland Sands Design, the classic “Option 719”, for instance with AERO Design package, particularly emphasize the bike’s luxurious appearance. The R 18 Transcontinental can be customized and upgraded with sophisticated and convenient touring equipment, such as case liners.
STRENGTH IS BORN FROM CALMNESS – AND FROM EACH MILE ALONG THE WAY.
You already realize why the Big Boxer is called exactly that when you start it up. You can feel the vast displacement on every mile along the way. With its typical boxer power development you can rely on at minimum 111 lb-ft between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm. The impressive torque and responsiveness provide fully fledged pleasure in the long term – relaxed, but never boring. And the exposed, nickel-plated cardan shaft demonstrates just how much history we have packed into these 1802 cc. What now? Time to write your own history.
COMFORT AND SAFETY.
You can comfortably eat up the miles on the R 18 Transcontinental: Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) and optional Active Cruise Control independently control the speed and the distance to the vehicle ahead. BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (fully integrated) braking system. Furthermore three Ride Modes, Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and dynamic engine brake control (MSR) aid control. The optional Reverse Assist, Hill Start Control and the central locking system for cases and topcase provide even more convenience.
STANDARD FEATURES INCLUDE:
Anti-hopping clutch, cast aluminum wheels, Automatic Stability Control, Automatic Load Compensation, Colored TFT screen, LED turn indicators, headlight and tail light, Multi-controller, Dynamic cruise control, Dynamic Engine Brake Control, Riding Modes, Adjustable handbrake and clutch levers, Heated grips, Seat heating, Infotainment system, Integral Pannier cases in body color, Chrome Engine Protection Bars, Keyless ride, Chrome plated header, Fork mounted fairing, One piece bench seat, Storage compartment with USB charger, “Power Reserve” indicator, Connectivity, Rider floorboards, and Top Case in body color.