What would it be like to ride on a rich heritage of motorcycling? The 2021 BMW R18 answers that. The respected brand from Germany has done it again, crafting a highway cruiser that’s powered by BMW Motorrad’s finest moments. The R 18 creates a larger-than-life impression, and we’re not just talking about the size. It’s big on history, with a silhouette inspired by the classic R 5, regarded by its creator Rudolf Schleicher as his most significant design. It’s big on performance, with the largest displacement boxer engine ever built and placed on a BMW bike. Most of all, it’s big on individuality, scaling back its aesthetics so you can go full throttle with a range of customization possibilities. Reading the reviews is one thing, but there’s only one way to experience the excitement in its purest form. The 2021 BMW R 18 for sale in Northern California is yours for the taking, with BMW Motorcycle Dealers of Northern California. Find your local BMW Motorcycle Dealership in San Jose, Chico, or Mountain View, all of which showcase a formidable BMW Motorcycle Heritage lineup complemented by factory-approved accessories. The most thrilling motorcycles you’ll find in Northern California are here, so schedule an appointment with the BMW Motorcycle dealer nearest you.
Never has heaven felt so attainable on a bike that sits so low to the tarmac, with the fly line flowing as effortlessly as the wind when you let loose on the open highway. The round headlight may feature analog styling cues, but the full LED illumination is thoroughly modern. Sunlight bounces off the 1802cc fuel tank that glints in full glory even on the longest journeys. The low, wide saddle sits on top of a subframe that can easily be detached for full customization. Available floorboards complement the fishtail silencers on either side to enhance the experience of savoring a two-wheeled cruiser. Beyond the fork bridge, a large analog speedometer with a digital multi-function display legibly shows speed, temperature, and ride mode. The R 18 shows off the chrome alongside the double-cradle steel frame, but buyers can also get a pair of two-tone cylinder head covers made of milled aluminum and rendered in black for a more sophisticated look. If you’re looking to enhance the traditional look of the R 18 in Black Metallic Storm, the double striping and chrome elements of the First Edition will likely evoke a more powerful retro feel.
The R 18 takes flight on a 1,802cc boxer engine that generates 91 hp and 116 lb-ft of torque, utilizing electronic engine management and electronic fuel injection to attain a maximum of 111 mph. A single-disc dry clutch underpins the 6-speed manual transmission, transferring the power to the 16-inch rear wheel via an exposed driveshaft. Three available riding modes (Rock, Roll, Rain) optimize the R 18’s handling under various road conditions, with optional Hill Hold Control and Reverse Assist. The front telescopic fork and rear steel swingarm with central shock strut allow the cruiser to handle like a dream, while twin disc brakes up front and a single rear disc both feature BMW Motorrad Integral antilock brakes. Indulge in riding pleasure with the 2021 BMW R 18, now available at BMW Motorcycle Dealers of Northern California.