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R 18 Transcontinental

Starting from £23,300

THE ROAD’S BEST DRESSED ICON


The R 18 Transcontinental offers you exclusive and luxurious travelling. As a member of the R 18 family it represents BMW Motorrad’s tradition and is deeply rooted in the here and now: its unmistakeable 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 customising you can exactly define your R 18 Transcontinental according to what you will discover on every trip: yourself. Simply put: classic #SoulFuel.

Design

Travelling 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-wheel cover and the striking front end with both additional headlights form the starting point for the elegant streamlining. The 24-litre tank, wind deflectors, footboards and the topcase with backrest for the passenger complete the clearly defined look.
 

R 18 Transcontinental First Edition

The Black storm metallic paintwork with white double lines, wheels with silver-grey, contrasting machining and numerous chrome-plated details, such as the cylinder head covers or engine housing cover, demonstrate that style and confidence are crucial, at any time and anywhere.
 

Black storm metallic

The colour scheme emphasises the elegant character of the R 18 Transcontinental. The Big Boxer, the comprehensive equipment: a power pack waiting for you that is prepared for anything.
 

Option 719 Galaxy dust metallic/Titan silver 2 metallic

Just like your bike, the landscape changes while you eat up the miles. Depending on the angle and sunlight, the paintwork glows in shades from violet to turquoise blue – effectively combined with the matt black Big Boxer engine.
 

Manhattan metallic matt

Sophisticated, agile and bursting with energy: this colour scheme screams pure riding pleasure while you eat up the miles. This is where the horizon puts on a beaming smile.

Models

The R 18 Transcontinental is also available in an A2-compliant variant with 95 HP. This variant can be throttled, meaning your machine supports you when you hold your A2 driver’s license. You can enjoy the intuitive handling of the R 18 Transcontinental from the very beginning.

Special Features
The R 18 Transcontinental has been excellently prepared for anything you throw at it. It has been designed so that you can customise it just like you want it. The ample range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories additionally supports this customising concept. The “Machined” and “2-Tone-Black” collections, designed in collaboration with Roland Sands Design, the classic “Option 719”, for instance with AERO Design package, particularly emphasise the bike’s luxurious appearance even more. The R 18 Transcontinental can additionally be customised and upgraded with sophisticated and convenient touring equipment, such as case liners.


Power Reserve

Convenient, luxurious and consistent: the Power Reserve display of the R 18 Transcontinental shows how much power you still have available.


Marshall Gold Series Stage 2

The powerful 180 watt booster powers a total of six speakers: for maximum sound quality and absolute audio pleasure.


Cockpit

Four traditional, analogue round instruments combine with one modern 10.25” TFT display: from the fuel level indicator to the navigation system and your playlist, it always provides you with all the information at a glance.


Black tank with double lining and bolted logo

The black tank with double striping is one of the icons of BMW Motorrad history.


Passenger seat

The particularly comfortable seat’s passenger seat features seat heating as standard and offers outstanding stability. The backrest has been seamlessly integrated into the adjacent topcase.


TFT display

Plenty of space for plenty of information. From map navigation to vehicle data and your playlist: easily keep an eye on everything thanks to the 10.25” TFT display.


Front trim panel

The front trim panel that has been installed on the handlebars provides you with ideal protection from the elements in conjunction with the tall windscreen. The two LED additional headlights remain true to the original style and perfectly integrate into the R 18 Transcontinental’s lines to lend it an unmistakeable look.


Wind deflector

The wind deflectors mounted on the engine guards are standard equipment. They provide more comfort in wind and weather.
 

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 riding modes, Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and dynamic engine brake control (MSR) guarantee more safety as standard. Reverser, Hill Start Control and central locking system for cases and topcase optionally guarantee even more convenience per kilometre covered.

Customer Feedback

Collected my new F 800 R Sport today. Love the bike and the customer service was as brilliant as always...thank you!

Jackie Law - Lloyd Carlisle BMW Motorrad

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