BMW Motorrad presents Akrapovic rear silencers for the BMW R 18

  • New rear exhaust sections add more sporting sound and character to the R 18.
  • MSRP pricing to be available closer to market launch.
  • Expected U.S. market arrival – Q1 2023.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 20, 2022…The extensive accessory program from BMW Motorrad for the BMW R 18 is now getting a sonorous boost from new Akrapovič rear silencers. 3.8-inches shorter in length than the two standard rear silencers, the Akrapovič units are made of durable stainless steel, coated in matt black and, together with a silver end cap which can be rotated in 90-degree steps, give the rear end of the R 18 a sportier appearance.

The stylized BMW brand symbol - the "propeller" - in the center of the end cap acts as a highly detailed and special identification mark. A screwed-in heat protection cover on each of the manifold sections of the slip-on rear silencers protects the rider's feet.

With a combined weight of 19.2 lbs., the two Akrapovič rear silencers are 2.2 lbs. lighter than the standard fishtail exhaust sections. The new rear silencers have been optimally tuned to the 1,802 cc "Big Boxer" of the R 18 and make for particularly rich and pleasant sound.

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