Nothing’s cooler than custom.
The BMW R 18, on its own, is an amazing retro-inspired bike. The “Big Boxer” boasts a classic silhouette and styling that calls to the classic bikes it’s inspired by. It’s powerful, fun, and stylish, and the only way to elevate that style and fun factor is with a custom build, and that’s exactly what builders in Canada, Italy, and Japan have done with the stylish cruiser. Now, Poland joins the group with seven unique custom bike builds based on the R18.
ZK Motors in Kielce created the BMW R 18 Black Jack, a custom build that combines black lacquer with black chrome, creating a sleek and elegant finish. The tough look is complemented by 16-inch wheels with large tires, as well as a matte black side pipe exhaust and a “Black Jack” emblem on the engine made from milled aluminum. Dobrzanski Team Customs in Kraków created the BMW R 18 Isle of Man, inspired by the legendary course where the Tourist Trophy has been held since 1907. It features an “Isle of Man green” paint finish like the one from the BMW M4, and other Isle of Man history-inspired touches. Nine Hills Motorcycles from Chełmno was responsible for the BMW R 18 Liberty, where Paweł Stachura commissioned the bike to feature handmade bodywork, handmade leather surfaces, and a lowered, fully-adjustable rear suspension with a lowered fork. The wheels are 18 inches at the rear and 21 inches at the front, and various CNC-milled features as well as a short black exhaust finish the incredible build. Inchcape Wrocêaw, a BMW and MINI dealer in Wroclaw created the BMW R 18 Roadster. It’s Art Deco-inspired with a redesigned seat bench, handlebars, and a newly-designed front mudguard with the famous BMW kidney grille.
In Poznań, BMW dealer Smorawiński created the BMW R 18 Roar, a bike that focused on making the bike look lighter. A redesigned rear mudguard and a “silencerless” exhaust enhance the sound and look of the bike, and wire-spoke wheels with chrome brake calipers give the bike a purist feel. Swadzim’s Inchcape used the Speedy Gonzales cartoon mouse as the inspiration for its BMW R 18 Speedy Gonzales build. It features a single seat and a blue-black paint finish with airbrush anf filigree lines. With its intricate detail and extravagant looks, it is sure to turn heads. Team Długołęka and UNIKAT Motorworks created the BMW R 18 The Great Wave. It features patinaed paintwork made to look aged done by famed Polish artist Łukasz Elbalenko. The theme was the famous Japanese Great Wave. Natural leather, classic tires, and flat drag bar handlebars complete the classic, vintage, rugged look. These custom BMW R 18 motorcycles show off creativity and style at the next level.
Source: BMW Motorrad