Not a fan of black? BMW lets you get the R 18 in a different color or give it a more unique look with Option 719 parts and accessories.
Long since offered as options on models like the R NineT, R Series, and GS models, Option 719 will be made available for the R 18 in September this year. The Option 719 line of accessories gets its name from the original internal code "719" at BMW Motorrad, which stood for particularly high-quality and exclusive special equipment and unusual special requests and unique items requested by clients decades ago.
The Option 719 accessories come in several packages or can be availed as individual pieces.
One of those packages is the Design Package Aero. This includes cylinder head covers, a front cover, and left and right snorkel covers. All parts are made of aluminium sheet with a brushed, colourless anodised surface. They include a badge made of solid copper which is chrome-plated and partially finished in white.
Option 719 also adds two new wheel options for the R 18. These are the Aero and Icon designs offers in matte silver and matte black respectively. The cast alloy wheels feature a six-spoke design with milled filigree ribs. The Icon design comes with contrasting paint on the milled areas.
The aftermarket seat comes with more exquisite diamond-shaped quilted embossing. It’s finished with an embroidered BMW logo and the 719 symbol on the side.
Finally Option 719 gives R 18 owners the chance to truly stand out with accessories fitted in either Galaxy Dust metallic with Titanium Silver 2 metallic accents. The color Galaxy Dust metallic is a flip-flop finish that shimmers in a spectrum from violet to turquoise blue, depending on the angle of light. This special finish is combined with a Titanium Silver 2 metallic mirror on the fuel tank. In addition, the mirror surface is surrounded by a classic white double line.
R18 Classic compatible
The Option 719 accessories are not only compatible with the standard R 18 and R 18 First Edition. They can also be fitted on the R 18 Classic, which comes with a large windshield, pillion seat, saddlebags, LED auxiliary headlights and a 16-inch front wheel.