New BMW Concept R 18 /2 motorcycle breaks cover

BMW Motorrad has built a second iteration of the 1800cc cruiser, called the Concept R 18 /2; Here are a few more details about the elegant modern machine.

BMW Concept R 18 /2 motorcycle

The first BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 was presented at the Concorso d'Eleganza in the Villa d'Este at Lake Como earlier this year. 

Six months later, at the EICMA show in Milan, Bimmer has presented a second concept bike based on a big 1800cc boxer engine: the BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 /2. It’s the stylistic opposite of the Concept R 18: a modern, custom cruiser with a performance appeal that is rougher round the edges. The Concept R 18 /2 demonstrates yet another potential expression of the Heritage concept.

Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design BMW Motorrad, said: 

“It's a highly emotional bike designed for active riding. At the same time, the Concept R 18 /2 reflects the range of characterisations and customer dreams that we are able to realise using the same backbone,” explains Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design BMW Motorrad.”

The BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 /2 is both sporty and modern. Minimalist handlebar trim together with the elongated proportions looks rather elegant. And the fairing, tear-drop fuel tank and seat form a flowing line that fits nicely with the shortened rear wheel cover. All body parts are finished in Candy Apple Red metallic, which give the Concept Bike a distinctive vibe.


The centrepiece of the BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 /2 is a large 2-cylinder boxer engine with 1800 cc, including modern air/oil cooling and designed in a 1960s aesthetic. The engine badge bears the name of the Concept Bike too. You know, for that quality touch...

Other details

  • Cast iron wheels with 19” at the front and 16” at the rear 

  • High-performance Brembo brake calipers 

  • Hattech stainless steel tailpipe system