Custom BMW R 18 bikes imagine sporty, retro takes on the cruiser

BMW’s retro R 18 boxer-powered motorbike is already a striking bike, yet it can be a lot more so, as confirmed by these custom-made motorcycles. They were integrated in collaboration between BMW’s Italian division and some Italian motorcycle customizers, and also they will certainly be revealed at the Verona Electric Motor Bike Expo.

One of the most immediately attractive is the R 18 M, shown at top. This construct was led by Italian magazine LowRide. And also with a name like M, in addition to the connected red, blue and also purple color design, it’s a sportier version of the big cruiser. The powertrain is unmodified, however it has actually evidently been made lighter, and the suspension has been changed. Among several of the highlights are a custom-made exhaust as well as plenty of carbon fiber accents.

The other bike, the R 18 Aurora, adheres to the bike’s travelling theme, however has a more 1970s or 1980s layout. Garage 221 was in charge of the build, and in addition to having a classic look, it in fact includes parts from previous BMW motorcycles, such as the seat and the paint color, the latter of which is based on a 1983 BMW RT 100. The oil colder’s grille is likewise apparently motivated by 1960s BMW auto grilles.