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2022 BMW R18 Aurora Cruisers Review Price Specs

Garage 221’s ambitious custom bike-based BMW R18 began some time ago with the introduction of the bike at EICMA 2019. According to Pierre Francisco Marcio of Garage 221, the lines of the new 2022 BMW R18 Aurora Cruisers are both innovative and genuinely traditional, deserving “complementary features and even more heritage spirit, ranging from the soft shape of a tank to the recognizable curves. Of a boxer.”

2022 BMW R18 Aurora Cruisers – Features and Price

The Verona Motorbike Expo was a great place to bring ideas for customizing two great motorcycles based on the magnificent BMW R18 to grab the attention of Italian and European fans.

2022 BMW R18 Aurora Cruisers

It is the outcome of a splendid partnership between BMW Motorrad Italy and its dealer network, as well as some of the prominent names. R 18 M is a project designed by American Dreams and produced by the Italian magazine LowRide. Garage 221 was commissioned by BMW Motorrad Roma to create the 2022 BMW R18 Aurora Cruisers.

2022 BMW R18 Aurora Cruisers

A BMW Custom with BMW Heritage at its Heart

The changes to the 2022 BMW R18 Aurora Cruisers result from BMW’s expertise in the world of garage 221 and all the components used to belong to other BMW Motorrad models. The set has been fully adapted from the BMW 1200 C since 2005.

The Bat Wing Support was manufactured in 1982 with the help of the BMW R 100 gesture and from 1991, on the back frame of the BMW K75, even body color was influenced by the code of the 1983 BMW RT 100 with custom graphics in terms of colors and intensity.

2022 BMW R18 Aurora Cruisers

2022 BMW R18 Aurora Cruisers – Technical Specifications


Design Air/oil-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the drive shaft.
Bore x stroke 4.2” x 3.9”
Capacity 1,802 cc
Nominal capacity 91 hp at 4,750 rpm
Max. torque 116 lbs-ft at 3,000 rpm
Compression ratio 9.6 :1
Fuel preparation Electronic intake pipe fuel injection, BMS-K+ electronic engine management with overrun cut-off, and twin-spark ignition.
Emission control A regulated three-way catalytic converter

Mileage / consumption

Maximum speed Over 111 mph
Fuel type Super plus lead-free (max. 15% ethanol, E15) Gasoline (min. 90 AKI Octane Rating, max. 15% ethanol content)

2022 BMW R18 Aurora Cruisers

Electrical system

Alternator Permanent magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)
Battery 12 V / 26 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Single-disc dry clutch
Gears 6-speed transmission
Secondary drive Shaft drive

Suspension / brakes

Frame Double-cradle steel frame
Front suspension / spring elements Telescopic fork
Rear suspension / spring elements Steel swingarm with central shock strut
Spring travel, front/rear 4.7” / 3.5”
Wheelbase 68.1”
Caster 5.9”
Steering head angle 57.3°
Wheels Spoke wheel
Rim dimensions, front 3.5″ x 19″
Rim dimensions, rear 5.0″ x 16″
Tire, front 120/70 R 19
Tire, rear 180/65 B16
Brake, front Twin disc brake, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 300 mm, four-piston fixed caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (partially integral)

2022 BMW R18 Aurora Cruisers

Dimensions / weights

Seat height, unladen 27.2”
Rider step length, unladen 64.2”
Usable tank capacity approx. 4.23 gal
of which reserve 1 gal
Length 96.1″
Height (excluding mirrors) 44.3″
Height (above a mirror, at DIN empty weight) 48.5″
Width (with mirror) 38.0″
Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready 761 lbs
Max. permitted weight 1,234.6 lbs
Max. load (with standard equipment) 474 lbs

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