With time we’ve seen an limitless number of custom-made BMW bikes by enthusiastic engineers and motorheads alike, all of which have led to this second, in 2020 the place we witness one by the model itself. Saying the best capability boxer bike ever produced, the German multinational firm presents a pure, stripped-down, and raked-out BMW Motorrad {custom} idea armed with an all-new prototype flat-twin engine.

Dubbed the ‘Idea R18’, this cruiser follows sizzling on the heels of the unique R90S, the Idea 101 six-cylinder ‘bagger’ and the R5 Hommage, as BMW Motorrad’s design division continues to create a spectacle of each Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este occasion.

Unveiled on the 90th anniversary ‘Concorso’ celebratory occasion, the Idea R18 represents a contemporary interpretation of a cruiser backed by immense heritage and historical past – the sort BMW Motorrad Head of Design, Edgar Heinrich feels “different corporations would kill for”.

Bodily a lot bigger in dimension than the common 500cc engine, the Idea R18 options characterful spoked Metzeler-branded RILLE tyres (21” entrance and 18” rear) which match the bike’s appreciable proportions and the general stance, alongside a modified entrance finish and fishtail exhaust meant to boost its hand-made aesthetic, and BMW’s extremely recognizable Pagusa-style seating, with embossed logos and hammered space on the leather-based.

Showcasing polished aluminium cylinder covers, refined color therapies, a teardrop tank and fork, plus areas of pin-striping with golden yellow results within the deep, layered paint remedy, the Idea R18 is completed in one-of-three steel floor therapies which embody being, blasted, painted or polished, to create a clear, genuine ambiance across the bike.

Branded as the largest accent one can put on, the Concept R18 makes use of an identical open shaft-drive, cantilever rear suspension, and twin-Solex carburetor from each iconic BMW 2002 automobile, while boasting a 1950s Bosch-inspired LED headlight mounted between its fork legs, and hid switchgears.