2021 BMW R18 First Edition with 115 Miles


Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit



Click here for an VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 2021 BMW R18 First Edition. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

In 2005, the President of BMW Motorrad (Dr. Herbert Diess) killed off the R1200C (the company’s first attempt at a cruiser) after 8 years of production and 40,000 examples. His reasoning was that the 1,200cc boxer engine wasn’t big enough to compete: “Since the trend in the cruiser segment has now been pointing far beyond 1,400 cc for quite some time, a Cruiser in its former, classic style with a smaller engine would no longer fit into our concept for the future. But this does not mean that we are turning away from the cruising philosophy with BMW motorcycles once and for all. On the contrary, it would be quite conceivable for us to re-interpret this theme quite differently some time or another.”

So that’s what they did, and they truly embraced the boxer motor with a giant 1,800cc engine. The air-/oil-cooled pushrod twin uses twin cams and four-valve heads to produce 116 ft-lbs of torque at just 3,000 rpm.

For the initial year of production, BMW offered a “First Edition” package which dramatically changes the style thanks to Light White double pinstriping on the Black Storm Metallic paint, a seat emblem, and a whole lot of chrome: “First Edition” logo on the side cover, brake calipers, hand/foot levers, bar ends, brake/clutch master cylinders, intake pipe covers, engine front cover, and the cylinder head covers.

Manufactured in July of 2020, this example is VIN: WB10L1301M6D26840. The seller purchased the bike new from New Century BMW.

The odometer shows 155 miles.

The bike is still wearing protective film in certain areas.

The seller states that the bike’s first service was performed by Irv Seaver BMW.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us perform a safety inspection. Our service department notes the following in our condition report:

Gas Tank Condition: Good
Tire Years – Front: 1220; Rear:1220
Tire Life – Front: 100%; Rear: 100%
Tire Pressure – Front: 36 PSI; Rear: 42PSI
Brake Life – Front: 100%; Rear: 100%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front: Fail>3%
Moisture; Rear: Fail, >3% Moisture; Clutch: Fail, Aged
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok, Clear
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Fork: No Leaks
Shock/s: No Leaks
Final Drive: Ok
OCV: 12.6V
Charging: 14.42 V @ 3K RPM
Test Ride: None taken, runs on bench

-Battery tender lead installed

Service Recommended:
• RR clutch, front, and rear brake fluids

Battery tender lead.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on its original Bridgestone Battlecruise H50 tires.

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, (please make an appointment for an inspection), this BMW is offered on a clean California title with registration current through November 2024.

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Santa Monica, California






R18 First Edition







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