BMW Motorrad presents the R 18 The Crown.Spectacular R 18 custom bike by customizer Dirk Oehlerking to mark 100 years of BMW Motorrad.The well-known customizer recently caused a stir in the scene with the R 18 Spirit of Passion – a breath-taking creation in streamlined style.
The R 18 The Crown goes a big step further. “It is the essence of my creations to date,” says Oehlerking, whose passion and creativity has always been for individual and unusual motorcycles.
Self-designed body made of aluminium sheet metal and front wheel suspension with double-sided swinging arm with central suspension strut.This BMW Motorrad motorcycle is equipped with 8-liter fuel tank while the body parts feature 2mm thick aluminum sheet metal, which is cut, bent, and driven by hand.
The engine and rear suspension are left the same as in the original but the two stainless steel exhaust are made by hand. To complete the look, R 18 The Crown is finished in a Champagne Platinum paint, it complements the BMW brand emblem adorned with a small crown.
Numerous standard components such as the headlight, instrument, switch units and footrest system have been integrated perfectly into the spectacular concept of the R 18 The Crown.
The clutch and handbrake fittings from Magura, the rear mudguard and brackets from Wunderkind and the saddle made from 2 mm thick aluminium sheet metal and covered with genuine leather are all harmonious additions.