Finally, the all new BMW R 18 has broken cover after much salivating over the two concept models and speculation as to how the final production bike would look.

The lead model is the R 18 First Edition and, like the very successful and hugely enjoyable R nineT, it comes as a (very beautiful) blank canvas. BMW presented various combinations of accessories from full-on ape-hanger bars to a more stripped back bobber look. And again, like the 9T, the details are everywhere.