2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental Tourer Review Price Specs

2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental Tourer

The new 2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental Tourer embodies the essence of the traditional touring bike, designed specifically for long rides, with a large windscreen, wind deflectors, a painted top case, and a very comfortable seat.

An ultra level of comfort for both the rider and the passenger combines a unique sense of beauty. The engine is crafted in silver and is finished with a silver fork with chrome-plated fork sleeves – a superficial combination that also adds a subtle elegance to the cockpit. The Silver Instrument Cluster is made up of four chrome-plated instrument rings.

2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental Tourer – Features and Specs

2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental Tourer

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The new 2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental Tourer gives you a unique and beautiful travel experience. As a member of the R18 family, it embodies BMW Motorrad’s legacy while still firmly attached to the present: its distinctive front-end high windshield and large Big Boxer offer comfortable, powerful rides for kilometers.

Travel Expands the Intellect and Shapes

The 2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental Tourer seems to be able to eat transcontinental miles. The sleek, smooth design starts with an impressive front end with a sizeable front fender and dual auxiliary headlights.

Maintain your Course

The R 18 Transcontinental is carefully crafted for anything you can throw at it. It’s designed to be as personal as you want it to be. Various original BMW Motorrad accessories further support this custom idea.

Calmness Creates Strength

When you start Big Boxer, you immediately understand why it is named. Every mile along the way, you can feel the massive displacement. You can expect at least 111 lb-ft of torque between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm with its typical boxer power program.

2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental Tourer

Original BMW Motorrad Accessories and Optional Accessories

The new R18 B and R18 Transcontinental will have many choices, including ride and style collection accessories. Original BMW accessories can be installed by a BMW Motorrad dealer or client or redesigned later.

A Wide Range of Components

The original BMW Motorrad Accessories collection includes alternatives to tailor the R18 B and R18 Transcontinental to customer preferences. Valve covers (cylinder head covers) and belt covers (engine housing covers), for example, are designed to be located outside the oil chamber making them very easy to replace.

Other distinctive features, such as wheels, can be added to the original BMW Motorrad accessories collection. Introducing the new R18B and R18 Transcontinental to the market, two uniquely designed combinations of mild aluminum components, developed in partnership with Roland Sands Design, are available: “Mashind” and “2-Tone-Black.”

Custom option 719 with historical source

Some optional extras, weird special requests, and a variety of features were allocated to the entry code “719” at the BMW Motorrad facility in Berlin decades ago.

2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental Tourer

Design package Aero 719 option

Option 719 design packages include AERO sheet aluminum cylinder head cover, front cover, and intake snorkel cover with brush clear anodized finish.

2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental Tourer – Price

The new 2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental Tourer is available at $24,995 only.

2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental Tourer – Technical Specifications


Design Air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the crankshaft
Bore x stroke 107.1 mm x 100 mm
Displacement 1,802 cc
Nominal capacity 91 HP at 4,750 rpm
Max. torque 116 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.6 :1
Fuel preparation Electronic intake manifold fuel injection/digital engine management: BMS-O with the electromotive throttle controller
Emission control A closed-loop three-way catalytic converter

2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental Tourer

Mileage / consumption

Maximum speed Over 111 mph
Fuel type Super plus, unleaded (max. 15% ethanol, E15) RON 95 90 AKI

Electrical system

Alternator Permanent magnet alternator with 660 W (nominal capacity)
Battery 12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Single-disc dry clutch
Transmission 6-speed transmission
Secondary drive Driveshaft


Frame Double-cradle tubular steel frame
Front suspension/spring elements Telescopic fork
Rear-wheel guide/spring elements Steel swingarm with central shock strut
Spring travel, front/rear 4.7″ / 4.7″
Wheelbase 66.7”
Castor 7.2”
Steering head angle 62.7°
Wheels Cast aluminum front wheel
Rim dimensions, front 3.5 x 19″
Rim dimensions, rear 5.0 x 16″
Tire, front 120/70 R19
Tire, rear 180/65 B16
Brake, front Twin disc brake, 300 mm in diameter, four-piston fixed caliper
Brake, rear Single disc brake, 300 mm in diameter, four-piston fixed caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (fully integrated)

2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental Tourer


Seat height at vehicle curb weight 29.1”
Inner leg curve at vehicle curb weight 67.3”
Usable tank capacity approx. 6.3 gallon
Of which reserve approx. 1.0 gallon
Length 104“
Height 59.1”
Width 2.8”
Vehicle curb weight, road-ready, fully fueled 942 lbs
Permitted total weight 1,389 lbs
Payload (with standard equipment) 448 lbs