BMW Motorrad’s Canadian office introduced three new custom motorcycles based on the R 18 cruiser. All of them were built by talented Canadian custom builders, but each one is unique in its own way. Jay Donovan’s is a classic cafe racer, Augment Motorworks has a chopper, and Konquer Motorcycles has a dragster.
BMW R 18 cruiser with 1802 cc opposition engine is a perfect base for custom projects of any complexity. Three custom bikes based on the R 18 made their debut today – and all of them are from Canada.
Jay Donovan’s R 18 Future Cafe is stylized as a classic cafe racer. Its central idea is to organize the exhaust tract so that the pipes first go up through the cylinder head, then backward, parallel to the ground, and end under the seat. Other features include a new gas tank and upper section of bare, polished aluminum and shortened fenders.
Chopper R 18 Tattooed Chopper from Augment Motorworks got characteristics of American bikes sissy bar, handmade headlight bracket, curved handlebar Mini Ape, shaker muffler, and custom seat. The classic look was completed by the author’s tattoo-inspired airbrush on the gas tank and under the seats.
Finally, the workshop of Konquer Motorcycles decided that the R 18 would look good as a dragster. It had to lower the ride height, add an electronically controlled exhaust, modify the fenders, and paint the bike in a luxurious metallic bronze.