BMW Motorrad has introduced its newest personalized bike which is predicated on the R 18.
Created by Bernhard Naumann, who is called Blechmann within the customizing scene, this R 18 has been given a sporty makeover.
As you possibly can see, the bike has a singular ‘face’ and customized headlights with a refined kidney form. The latter, in fact, recollects the grille used on fashions such because the 4-Series Coupe.
Elsewhere, the R 18 has a brief windscreen and a personalized gas tank. The bike has additionally been geared up with knee cutouts, a Kellermann rear gentle and a stub handlebar which is predicated on the unique steering tube.
Other highlights embody a brown leather-based seat, chrome accents and a “discreet” black paint job with white pinstripes. Despite all of this, Blechmann and his crew solely used unique mounting factors and saved body adjustments to a minimal.
The finish result’s a formidable wanting bike that manages to look fashionable and retro on the identical time. Of course, that wasn’t a simple activity because the challenge took roughly 450 hours to finish.
While that’s a good period of time, Blechmann doesn’t contemplate himself a standard customizer as he defined “My work begins by removing parts of the original version until a white canvas remains.” He went on to say, “As the construction progresses, the design develops. I call this ‘rapid-prototyping-Blechmann-style.’” Given this, it’s most likely not stunning to be taught that Blechmann doesn’t sketch out bikes upfront.
BMW Motorrad didn’t say a lot else in regards to the bike, however the usual R 18 has a 1.8-liter two-cylinder boxer engine that develops 90 hp (67 kW / 91 PS) and 117 lb-ft (158 Nm) of torque. It allows the bike to hit a prime pace in extra of 111 mph (179 km/h).