The R 18 Transcontinental offers you exclusive and luxurious traveling. 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 define your R 18 Transcontinental according to what you will discover on every trip: yourself. Simply put: classic.
DESIGN OF THE R 18 TRANSCONTINENTAL
Traveling broadens the mind – and forms things like our character
The R 18 Transcontinental looks like it could just eat up the miles. The large front fender and the striking front end with both auxiliary headlights form the starting point for the elegant streamlined design. The 6.3 gallon tank, wind deflectors, floorboards and the topcase with backrest for the passenger complete the clearly defined look.
EXPERIENCE THE ENGINE OF THE R 18 TRANSCONTINENTAL
Strength is born from calmness – and from each mile 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 mile along the way. With its typical boxer power development you can rely on at minimum 111 lb-ft between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm. The impressive torque and responsiveness provide 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.
COMFORT AND SAFETY
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 Ride Modes, Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and dynamic engine brake control (MSR) aid control. . The optional Reverse Assist, Hill Start Control and the central locking system for cases and topcase provide even more convenience.