The R 18 Transcontinental is the ultimate in privacy and comfort while in transit. Its massive Big Boxer engine and unique front end, which features a tall windscreen, ensure a comfortable, potent ride for miles. Belonging to the R 18 series, it represents both the past and the current for BMW Motorrad. Because of its automated load adjustment function, the motorcycle’s frame perfectly adapts to the carried weight. Since the R 18 Transcontinental is adaptable, you can name it and describe the new you that emerges with each trip. In a nutshell: unadulterated #SpiritualFood.
2023 BMW R18 Transcontinental Touring Motorcycle – Features and Specs
Design of the R 18 Transcontinental
It looks like the R 18 Transcontinental has no difficulty making the trip. The unique face, which includes auxiliary headlights and a broad front fender, forms the basis of the elegant, efficient design. Sharp edges are carried throughout the 6.3-gallon tank, matting, wind deflectors, and top case with a companion bench.
Adhere to your route
Throw any problem at the R 18 Transcontinental, and they’ll be ready for it. It was made to be customized to fit your needs perfectly. As The “Machined” and “2-Tone-Black” sets, designed in collaboration with Roland Sands Design, as well as the classic “Option 719” with the AERO Design package, highlight the luxurious nature of the motorcycle. High-tech and convenient travel accessories, such as container covers, can be added to and customized with the R 18 Transcontinental.
Highlights at a Glance
Find out more information about what’s happening. Both vintage and state-of-the-art motorbike parts were used to construct the R 18 Transcontinental.
Eating up the miles in a relaxed and confident way
Driving the R 18 Transcontinental is a breeze with the help of Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) and the optional Active Cruise Control, which allow you to set your speed and maintain a set distance from the vehicle in front of you. Other control aids include a dynamic engine brake control (MSR), automated stability control (ASC), and three driving settings. Back Assist, Hill Start Control, and a centralized locking mechanism for the cases and the upper case are all optional extras that make life easier.
2023 BMW R18 Transcontinental Touring Motorcycle – Price
The new 2023 BMW R18 Transcontinental Touring Bike is available for $23,995 only.
2023 BMW R18 Transcontinental Touring Motorcycle – 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|
|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|
|Maximum speed||Over 111 mph|
|Fuel type||Super plus, unleaded (max. 15% ethanol, E15) RON 95 90 AKI|
|Alternator||Permanent magnet alternator with 660 W (nominal capacity)|
|Battery||12 V / 26 Ah|
|Clutch||Single-disc dry clutch|
|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″|
|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, 300mm in diameter, four-piston fixed caliper|
|Brake, rear||Single disc brake, 300mm in diameter, four-piston fixed caliper|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (fully integrated)|
|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 (above top case)||104“|
|Height (above the windscreen, at DIN vehicle curb weight)||59.1”|
|Width (across hand levers)||38.2”|
|Vehicle curb weight, road-ready, fully fueled||942 lbs|
|Permitted total weight||1,389 lbs|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||448 lbs|