R 18 Transcontinental

MSRP From $29,500
Total Selling Price From $30,700*

*Prices and specifications shown are based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP). Retailers are free to set individual prices. Freight & PDI, options, retailer preparation, applicable levies (tire tax), industry fees, and administrative fees are included in the Total Selling Price, which is the summation of the MSRP plus all applicable fees as an example for informational purposes only. Applicable taxes are extra. Pricing based on a cash transaction. Finance offers are also available. See your authorized BMW Motorrad Retailer for accurate details. BMW Canada Inc. reserves the right to revise pricing and/or specifications at any time without notice.

European model shown and may include optional equipment or accessories. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, reliability or currency of such descriptions. See your authorized BMW Motorrad Retailer for accurate details. BMW Canada Inc. reserves the right to revise pricing and/or specifications at any time without notice.

European model shown and may include optional equipment or accessories. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, reliability or currency of such descriptions. See your authorized BMW Motorrad Retailer for accurate details. BMW Canada Inc. reserves the right to revise pricing and/or specifications at any time without notice.

The BMW R 18 Transcontinental

The road’s best dressed icon

The R 18 Transcontinental offers you exclusive and luxurious travelling. 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 exactly define your R 18 Transcontinental according to what you will discover on every trip: yourself. Simply put: classic #SoulFuel.

The music video depicts the band called The Cadillac Three and the new R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental heritage models.

Design of the R 18 Transcontinental

Travelling broadens the mind – and forms things like our character

*Please note: if you choose to configure your own bike now, you will be redirected to the BMW Motorrad International Configurator. Some options, packages or equipment may be different or not available in Canada. This is for informational purposes only. Please consult with a BMW Motorrad Canada Retailer for Canadian specific details.

R 18 Transcontinental First Edition

The Black storm metallic paintwork with white double lines, wheels with silver-grey, contrasting machining and numerous chrome-plated details, such as the cylinder head covers or engine housing cover, demonstrate that style and confidence are crucial, at anytime and anywhere.

Black Storm Metallic

The colour scheme emphasizes the elegant character of the R 18 Transcontinental. The Big Boxer, the comprehensive equipment: a power pack waiting for you that is prepared for anything.

Option 719 Galaxy Dust Metallic/Titan Silver 2 Metallic

Just like your bike, the landscape changes while you eat up the miles. Depending on the angle and sunlight, the paintwork glows in shades from violet to turquoise blue – effectively combined with the matt black Big Boxer engine.

Manhattan Metallic Matt

Sophisticated, agile and bursting with energy: this colour scheme screams pure riding pleasure while you eat up the miles. This is where the horizon puts on a beaming smile.

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 ample 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 even more. The R 18 Transcontinental can additionally be customized and upgraded with sophisticated and convenient touring equipment, such as case liners.

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Highlights at a glance

Discover the highlights in detail. The R 18 Transcontinental offers everything you would expect, from traditional elements to modern motorcycling technology. And much more!

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Power Reserve
Power Reserve display as a traditional round instrument.
Marshall Gold Series Stage 2
Installed Marshall speakers.
Cockpit
The cockpit boasts the analogue round instruments and the TFT display.
Black tank with double lining and bolted logo
Black tank with double lining.
Passenger seat
Passenger seat with comfortable backrest.
TFT display
TFT display of the R 18 Transcontinental.
Front trim panel
The front trim panel of the R 18 Transcontinental.
Wind deflector
Der Windabweiser der R 18 Transcontinental.

Experience the engine of the R 18 Transcontinental

Strength is born from calmness – and from each kilometre 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 metre along the way. With its typical boxer power development you can rely on at minimum 150 Nm between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm. The impressive torque and unspoiled responsiveness guarantee 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.

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1802
cc displacement
740
mm seat height
158
Nm torque at 3,000 rpm
24
litre fuel tank capacity (approximately)
Air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine

Comfort and safety

Eating up the miles in a relaxed and safe way

Eating up the miles in a relaxed and safe way

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. Furthermore, three riding modes, Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and dynamic engine brake control (MSR) guarantee more safety as standard. Reverser, Hill Start Control and central locking system for cases and top case optionally guarantee even more convenience per kilometre covered.

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3 years warranty.

Ride on & on & on. We're giving you 36 months peace of mind.

Did you know there's a 3 year warranty including Roadside Assistance on all new BMW motorcycles? 

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