BMW R 18 B Deluxe and Transcontinental Deluxe
BMW R 18 B Deluxe and Transcontinental Deluxe

BMW doubles R 18 cruiser models

Arriving in Australia next month

The BMW R 18 family this month doubles with the addition of two new models.

Their R 18 and R 18 Classic cruisers (from $29,155 ride-away) will be joined by two touring or bagger models.

They arrive in Australia in August with the R 18 B Deluxe featuring a handlebar-mounted “batwing-style” fairing and hard saddlebags from $39,310 while the full-dresser R 18 Transcontinental Deluxe with a top box is $41,675.

BMW R 18 range
BMW R 18 range

For the Australian market they have been fitted with a lot of the optional extras.

They include four analogue instruments and high definition 10.25-inch TFT colour display to keep turning riders entertained and informed.

Both also arrive in Australia with Active Cruise Control that regulates the distance from the vehicle in front without the rider having to adjust their speed.

It uses radar sensors in the front fairing. Interestingly, it will automatically reduce the speed in a corner to keep the rider safe.

They come with three riding modes (Rain, Roll and Rock), Automatic Stability Control, engine torque control, reverse gear and Hill Start Control as standard.

BMW R 18 Transcontinental Deluxe
Marshall sound

Marshall amps were good enough for Jimi Hendrix and the Marshall Gold Series Stage 1 and 2 sound systems fitted to these bikes are good enough for BMW riders, too.

The systems feature speakers with black cover grilles and classic white Marshall lettering with up to 280 watts of total output.

Both bikes will be available in exclusive First Edition variants that combine the R 18 look with iconic and classic BMW black paintwork with white double-lining.

Additional highlights include specially designed surfaces (Chrome Package), high-grade stitching on the seat and “First Edition” badging.

R 18 B Deluxe

BMW R 18 B Deluxe
BMW R 18 B Deluxe

Price: $39,310

Engine: 1,802cc 2-cylinder boxer engine, air/oil cooled, 9.6:1 compression, EU5, 67kW (91 hp) @ 4,750 rpm, 158Nm at 3,000rpm

Features

  • Low windshield, slimmer seat and a matt black metallic engine among other elements;
  • Seat heating.
  • Automatic Stability Control (ASC), ABS
  • 3 riding modes (Rock, Roll, Rain)
  • Keyless Ride
  • Spoke wheels
  • Twin disc front brake
  • Spring Strut Auto Load Levelling Dampers
  • Telescopic forks with covers
  • LED headlight, taillight, brake light and indicator lights
  • 12V socket
  • MSR (Dynamic engine brake control)
  • Adjustable hand levers
  • 4 Analogue instruments with 10.25″ colour TFT Display
  • Active Cruise Control
  • 24 litre fuel tank
  • Lockable fuel cap
  • Hill Start Control
  • Headlight Pro (inc. Adaptive Headlight and Daytime Riding Light)
  • Floorboards
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Central Locking
  • Heated seat
  • Marshall Gold Series Stage 1 sound system
  • Heated Grips
  • Reverse Gear
  • Active Cruise Control
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Seat height: Standard 720mm (Comfort Seat High 740mm, Option 719 Seat Bench 720mm)

Options

  • First Edition package (inc. Black Storm Metallic with Design Option Chrome and pinstriping, contrast cut wheels, First Edition badging and First Edition key): $3,750
  • Comfort seat high: $590
  • Design option chrome: $2,260
  • Option 719 Design Package Aero: $1,550

Colour options

  • Manhattan Metallic: No cost option
  • Black Storm Metallic: No cost option
  • Option 719 Galaxy Dust metallic/Titan Silver 2 metallic and Option 719 seat bench: $4,170

R 18 Transcontinental Deluxe

BMW R 18 Transcontinental Deluxe
BMW R 18 Transcontinental Deluxe

Price: $41,675

Includes all standard specification from the R 18 B and adds the following:

  • Top case
  • Straight exhaust pipes
  • Highway bars
  • Wind deflectors
  • Marshall Gold Series Stage 2 sound system

Options

  • First Edition package (inc. Black Storm Metallic with Design Option Chrome and pinstriping, contrast cut wheels, First Edition badging and First Edition key): $3,750
  • Comfort seat high: $590
  • Design option chrome: $2,260
  • Option 719 Design Package Aero: $1,550
  • Manhattan Metallic: No cost option
  • Black Storm Metallic: No cost option
  • Option 719 Galaxy Dust metallic/Titan Silver 2 metallic and Option 719 seat bench: $4,170

Colour options

  • Manhattan Metallic: No cost option
  • Black Storm Metallic: No cost optionOption 719 Galaxy Dust metallic/Titan Silver 2 metallic and Option 719 seat bench: $4,170

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