Heavy Metal: BMW R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental, In The November Issue

Heavy Metal: BMW R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental, In The November Issue

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Featured In the November 2021 issue of Roadracing World: 

        “El Hefe was tearing into the intro guitar lead on “We Called It America” when the small 25w Marshall speakers in the front of the fairing were drowned out by a terrible cacophony as the pavement feeler on the left floorboard dug deep into Colorado State Highway 93. 

        “Never having ridden a motorcycle with a stereo system, I had failed to anticipate that my usual musical fare would be emotionally incompatible with the available cornering clearance.  Thumbing the Mode and Selector wheels next to the left grip allowed me to disconnect media Bluetooth from my personal device and to the included Sirius-XM.

        “Yacht Rock—Perfect…

          — Intro: BMW R 18 B and R 18 Transcontinental, by Sam Fleming


BMW’s R 18 platform is beefy and versatile, and the company’s latest iterations are the R 18 B (for Bagger) and full-fat Transcontinental versions. Impressions on these old-styled but new-tech tourers are found in the latest issue of Roadracing World!


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