BMW R 18 2020 vs. Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob FXFB 2020

BMW R 18 2020

BMW R 18 2020

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob FXFB 2020

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob FXFB 2020

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Overview - BMW R 18 2020 vs Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob FXFB 2020

BMW R 18 2020

BMW R 18 2020

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob FXFB 2020

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob FXFB 2020

Technical Specifications BMW R 18 2020 compared to Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob FXFB 2020

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BMW R 18 2020
BMW R 18 2020
Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob FXFB 2020
Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob FXFB 2020

Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeBoxerEngine typeV
BoreBore107.1 mmBore100 mm
StrokeStroke100 mmStroke111.1 mm
Engine powerEngine power91 HPEngine power86 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power4,750 rpmRpm at Max. Power5,020 rpm
TorqueTorque168 NmTorque145 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque3,000 rpmRpm at Torque3,000 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio9.6 Compression Ratio10
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
StarterStarterElectricStarterElectric
Clutch TypeClutch TypeToughened, DryClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath
TransmissionTransmissionProp shaftTransmissionBelt
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
CylindersCylinders2Cylinders2
ValvesValvesOHVValvesOHV
CoolingCoolingOil-airCoolingAir
DisplacementDisplacement1,802 ccmDisplacement1,745 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionTelescopic forkFront suspensionTelescopic fork

Chassis

FrameFrameSteelFrameSteel
Frame typeFrame typeDouble cradleFrame typeDouble cradle
RakeRake57.3 degreeRake3 degree
TrailTrail150 mmTrail104 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeSingle disk

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width120 mmFront tyre width160 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height70 %Front tyre height60 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter19 inchFront tyre diameter18 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width180 mmRear tyre width240 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height65 %Rear tyre height40 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter16 inchRear tyre diameter18 inch
LengthLength2,440 mmLength2,370 mm
WheelbaseWheelbase1,731 mmWheelbase1,665 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height690 mmSeat Height675 mm
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity16 lFuel Tank Capacity18.9 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

BMW R 18 2020

BMW R 18 2020

The BMW R 18 is a beautifully made motorbike. Everything about it is genuine. The big boxer will delight friends of the BMW brand, but also friends of extroverted mechanical motorbike technology. In driving mode, the engine is pleasant to dose and thus fits well with the accessible handling. The equipment options are almost limitless. In terms of driving dynamics, chassis and electronics package, BMW is not breaking any new ground. It is a well-made classic beautiful cruiser. The seating position heats up the tempers. During the test ride, however, the journalists coped well with it. It tends to be a little more difficult to sit on the bike with long legs.

Authentic appearance

elaborately staged, beautifully air-cooled boxer engine

pleasant metering, good pull

wide range of driving modes

high-quality and loving details

many options for customisation

precise gearbox

easy handling.

Roughly controlled traction control

no foot-forward seating position possible - somewhat annoying for long legs

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob FXFB 2020

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob FXFB 2020

Unfortunately, our editors did not test this model.

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price BMW R 18 vs Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob FXFB

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