2021 BMW R18 First Edition With 518 Miles

SOLD FOR: $10,700

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.


Click here for an CycleVIN 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.

This example is VIN: WB10L1300M6D45413. The seller is the original owner, he purchased it new from New Century BMW in Alhambra, California in November of 2020.

The odometer shows 518 miles.

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

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlecruise H50 tires with date codes of 1120 and 1620.

The sale includes one key.

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 October 2022.

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Additional Information


Santa Monica, California






R18 First Edition







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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 24

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: gorr

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $10,700 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
gorr July 19, 2022 8:45 am $9,100
simon B July 19, 2022 8:45 am $9,000 Auto
simon B July 19, 2022 8:45 am $8,700 Auto
gorr July 19, 2022 8:45 am $8,600
simon B July 19, 2022 8:45 am $8,200 Auto
gorr July 19, 2022 8:45 am $8,100
simon B July 19, 2022 8:42 am $7,200
Bmw51 July 19, 2022 8:42 am $7,100 Auto
simon B July 19, 2022 8:42 am $7,000
Bmw51 July 19, 2022 5:27 am $6,900
gorr July 19, 2022 5:24 am $6,800 Auto
Bmw51 July 19, 2022 5:24 am $6,700
gorr July 19, 2022 5:24 am $6,500 Auto
Bmw51 July 19, 2022 5:24 am $6,400
gorr July 18, 2022 6:47 pm $6,100 Auto
Sticka July 18, 2022 6:47 pm $6,000
gorr July 18, 2022 7:43 am $5,655
RC51aficionado July 18, 2022 7:43 am $5,555 Auto
RC51aficionado July 13, 2022 1:57 pm $2,121
liketotally July 13, 2022 1:57 pm $2,021 Auto
liketotally July 13, 2022 8:01 am $1,450 Auto
NHeidel July 13, 2022 8:01 am $1,350
liketotally July 12, 2022 10:48 am $1,100
NHeidel July 12, 2022 9:18 am $1,000
Auction started July 12, 2022 8:16 am
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