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2022 BMW R18 B and Transcontinental have big bagger style with German tech

The folks in Munich are clearly looking to take a bite out of Harley-Davidson and Indian's big-displacement touring bike sales.

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BMW's R18 cruiser debuted in 2020 after being shown as a concept at Villa d'Este.

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It broke convention for the brand by using a massive 1.8-liter air-cooled twin-cylinder engine.

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This is the biggest air-cooled engine ever fitted to a BMW.

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Now BMW is changing the formula slightly with the introduction of the Transcontinental and R18 B models.

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The two models are aimed directly at Harley and Indian's big touring bikes.

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And with features like available adaptive cruise control, it one-ups the Americans pretty handily.

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Both the B and Transcontinental get massive front fairings with four analog gauges.

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The Transcontinental also gets a Marshall audio system.

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The bikes start at $21,495 and $24,995, respectively.

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 BMW plans to have them in dealers sometime in August.

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