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All motorcycles are supplied only with equipment required by law. Illustrations on this website may differ from this.

*Price prevailing at the time of invoicing will be applicable. Delivery will be made on ex-showroom basis. Ex-showroom prices inclusive of GST (incl. compensation cess) as applicable, but excludes Road Tax, Tax collected at Source (TCS), GST on Tax collected at source, RTO statutory taxes/fees, other local tax/cess levies and Insurance. Prices and options are subject to change without prior notice. @ As on January 5, 2024.

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The BMW R 18 Transcontinental

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.

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Design of the R 18 Transcontinental

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.

Option 719 Mineral white metallic

A travel companion that is hard to beat in terms of elegance. Wherever it goes, it’s all about the bike. It creates an impressive appearance with its radiant white surfaces and golden highlights – wherever it appears.

Gravity blue metallic

Harmonious, balanced, attractive: your bike demonstrates self-confidence with its colour scheme – ready to take the lead at any time.

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.

Stick to your path

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.

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Discover the highlights in detail. The R 18 Transcontinental offers everything you would expect, from traditional elements to modern motorcycling technology. And much more!

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Power Reserve
R 18 Transcontinental Bike - Power Reserve Display
Marshall Gold Series Stage 2
BMW R 18 Transcontinental Bike with Marshall Speakers
R 18 Transcontinental Bike - Analog Instrument & TFT Display
Smooth travels with Active Cruise Control
Cruise Control System - BMW R 18 Transcontinental Bike
Passenger seat
Comfortable Backrest - BMW R 18 Transcontinental Bike
TFT display
BMW R18 Transcontinental Bike - TFT Display
Front trim panel
BMW R18 Transcontinental Bike - Front Trim Panel
Wind deflector
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Experience the engine of the R 18 Transcontinental

Strength is born from calmness – and from each kilometre along the way

You already realise why the Big Boxer is called exactly that when you start it up. You can feel the vast displacement on every metre along the way. With its typical boxer power development you can rely on at minimum 150 Nm between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm. The impressive torque and unspoilt responsiveness guarantee 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.

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Air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine

The first step is the easiest – the A2 variant of the R 18 Transcontinental

The R 18 Transcontinental is also available in an A2-compliant variant with 35 kW (48 PS). 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.

Comfort and safety

Eating up the miles in a relaxed and safe way

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.

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3 years warranty

Ride on & on & on. We're giving you an extra year. 

Now there's a 3-year warranty on all motorcycles. 

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Ex-Showroom price of R 18 Transcontinental starts at INR 32.50 Lakhs. 

Available in Standard(STD) variant only.


What are the different colour options for the BMW R 18 Transcontinental?

The BMW R 18 Transcontinental comes in five distinct colours; Option 719 Mineral white metallic that embodies elegance, Gravity Blue Metallic, Black Storm metallic, Option 719 Galaxy dust metallic/Titan silver 2 metallic and Manhattan metallic matte.

What is the top speed of the BMW R 18 Transcontinental?

The maximum speed of the BMW R 18 Transcontinental is over 180 km/h although actual speeds may vary depending on factors such as rider weight, riding conditions, and any modifications made to the bike.

What are the key features of the BMW R 18 Transcontinental?

The BMW R 18 Transcontinental is ready to for a cruise, long or short with MSR (Dynamic Engine Brake Control), Adaptive Headlights (Tilting headlight with anti-dive control), Headlight Pro, Daytime Riding Lights, Central Locking System, Anti-theft Alarm System, Lockable Fuel Cap, Hill Start Control, Marshal Gold Series 2, Active Cruise Control, Reverse Gear and so much more.

Is the BMW R 18 Transcontinental customizable?

Yes, the BMW R 18 Transcontinental is customizable with BMW Motorrad offering a variety of customization options based on your needs! If you’re looking for a 2-tone black look, you can enjoy a 2-tone black engine cover and front expansion tank cover with a tinted wind deflector, black LED mini flashing turn indicators at the front with 2-tone black wheels, 2-tone Black Cylinder Head cover, 2-tone black rider’s footboard.

For a more extravagant look,the Option 719 Galaxy Dust metallic/Titan silver 2 metallic paintwork constantly shifts between violet and turquoise blue depending on the angle. Grip the tall bagger handlebars for a comfortable ride on the heated Option 719 seat, enjoying the scenery and breeze behind the masked bagger windscreen. With the Big Boxer engine, chrome-plated rear silencer, and Marshall Gold Series Stage 2 delivering 180 watts, your imagination will soar with the captivating sound.

You can also go for the Option 719 AERO Design package that gives your R 18 Transcontinental a sleek, 1920s and 1930s-inspired look. Complemented by the masked Transcontinental windscreen and black rear silencer end caps, it's a blend of history and modernity. Meanwhile, features like LED turn indicators, adaptive headlight, central locking system, and reverser emphasize the bike's advanced technology and convenience, bridging the past with cutting-edge innovation.

How many CC is the BMW R 18 Transcontinental?

The BMW R 18 Transcontinental comes under the category of 1000 cc bikes and is powered by a 1,802 cc engine. This R 18 Transcontinental engine generates a power of 67 kW (91 hp) at 4,750 rpm, and a torque of 158 Nm at 3,000 rpm.

What is the fuel tank capacity of the BMW R 18 Transcontinental?

The BMW R 18 Transcontinental has a usable fuel tank volume of approximately 24 ltrs with a reserve of approximately 4 ltrs.