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How Much Power Does the 2022 BMW R 18 B First Edition Produce?

The 2022 BMW R 18 B is the Bavarian brand’s second take at the American cruiser market following the initial launch of the base-model R 18 last year. At the heart of each is the 1,802cc or 110ci horizontally opposed boxer twin engine that sends these motorcycles down the road.

Related: How Much Power Does The 2021 BMW R 18 Make?

Horsepower and torque figures on the 2022 BMW R 18 B First Edition.

Horsepower and torque figures on the 2022 BMW R 18 B First Edition. (Robert Martin Jr./)

Horsepower and torque figures on the 2022 BMW R 18 B First Edition.

Prior to an upcoming comparison test with American V-twin competitors, we strapped our BMW R 18 B dressed in its optional, up-spec First Edition kit to our in-house Dynojet 250i dynamometer, recording horsepower and torque figures. The Bavarian behemoth produced 81.51 hp at 4,560 rpm and 106.93 pound-feet of torque at 2,860 rpm. The graph illustrates serious torque figures: Nearly 100 pound-feet available at roughly 1,250 rpm and only tapering below that threshold at 4,500 rpm. So there’s a broad, flat torque delivery across the majority of its claimed 5,500 rpm maxim revs.

To read an in-depth look at the BMW powerplant within the R 18 models, check out Technical Editor Kevin Cameron’s preview story here.

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