BMW Motorad has taken the wraps off the R 18 Dragster.
Created by designer Roland Sands, the one-off mannequin is billed as a “straight line dragster” that’s primarily based on a stripped down model the R 18.
Trying undeniably cool, the Dragster has been extensively modified because it incorporates a revised body, a novel rear finish and a fork sourced from an R nineT. The modifications don’t cease there because the bike has additionally been outfitted with modified fenders, a customized seat, and a handful of unique R 18 elements together with the headlight and tank.
On the efficiency entrance, the Dragster has a entrance braking system from the S 1000 RR superbike. The mannequin has additionally been outfitted with customized brake and clutch grasp cylinders in addition to a chrome steel exhaust with a “twin megaphone system.”
BMW didn’t point out specs, however the bike was constructed across the R 18’s two-cylinder Huge Boxer engine. On the usual mannequin, the 1.8-liter engine produces 90 hp (67 kW / 91 PS) and 117 lb-ft (158 Nm) of torque. Nonetheless, the Dragster has a “drastically” modified consumption and nitrous oxide injection.
BMW says the bike took roughly three and a half months to construct, and Sands defined “My household has at all times been into going quick and my dad was a drag racer, so I believed it made sense to strip the bike right down to the necessities and form it to go quick on a straight monitor.”
When you can’t get your individual R 18 Dragster, BMW and Sands teamed as much as create a group milled aluminum elements for the usual bike. Among the many elements are speedometer housings, handlebar clamps, mirrors, gasoline filler caps and wheels – simply to call a couple of.