Feature Highlights

Feature Highlights

  • - Blacked-out Paint Theme with First-Edition Striping

  • - Short Springer Front Fork Custom Made for BMW Front-end

  • - Old School Style Spoke Wheels (Rear 240 x 18")

  • - Custom Drive Shaft and Hub

  • - Handmade Rear Fender

  • - One-of-one turn signals and taillights
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Feature Highlights

Feature Highlights

  • - Custom Embossed and Reformed Fuel Tank

  • - Jekill and Hyde Full Exaust System

  • - 21" (Front) and 18" (Rear) Roland Sands Forged Wheels

  • - Custom Front Radiator Guard

  • - Custom Hugger Front Fender


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During the international semi-final and worldwide finale, the panel of experts will judge the custom R 18 models based on the following criteria.

  • Does the custom bike stay true to the spirit of BMW Motorrad?
  • Do the proportions and overall look of the bike work in harmony with each other?
  • What’s the level of complexity and quality of the customizations?
  • Is the finish of the bike, including painting, polishing, and other coatings, of a high quality?
  • How rideable is the bike?


The R 18 SoulFuel Customization Contest is made up of three different rounds: the Canadian contest, the international semi-final, and the worldwide finale.

The Canadian Contest

Three BMW Motorrad Retailers were selected to take part in the contest and build their dream, fully customized R 18 model. The Canadian contest is judged by you, our Canadian riders. The two Retailers who receive the most votes will go through to the international semi-final.

The International Semi-final

Our two Canadian winners will go up against 18 other entries from nine different countries and will be judged by a panel of six experts from around the world.

The Worldwide Finale

The six winners from the semi-final will go through to the worldwide finale to be held at BMW Motorrad Welt in September 2023 in Berlin.


The BMW R 18 Roctane

The BMW R 18 Roctane

With its legacy design features and powerful boxer engine, the R 18 Roctane is truly #SoulFuel for anyone who rides it. If you’d like to experience this timeless model, you’re invited to reach out to your local BMW Motorrad Retailer today.

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