Customizer Dirk Oehlerking has marked the 100th anniversary of BMW Motorrad with a stunning creation- the R 18 The Crown.
- He stripped down a new BMW R18 to create this unique and elegant motorcycle.
- Oehlerking passion for individuality is evident in the self-designed aluminum sheet metal body.
The design was centered around an innovative look while maintaining a powerful, elegant, and fast appeal.
The heavy customization made it necessary to introduce a new front wheel suspension – a double-sided swinging arm with central suspension strut. Furthermore, the 8-litre fuel tank and different body parts were made of 2mm thick handmade aluminum sheet metal, making it one of a kind.
While the engine and rear suspension maintained the originality, the clutch and handbrake fittings from Magura, rear mudguard and brackets from Wunderkind, and the saddle covered in authentic leather, all added to the harmonious design.
The R 18 The Crown has a Champagne Platinum paint finish with mother-of-pearl. The BMW brand emblem is adorned with a small crown, adding to its uniqueness. The BMW R 18 The Crown will be unveiled during the BMW Motorrad Days in Berlin, from 7 to 9 July 2023.
Dirk Oehlerking’s craftsmanship has delivered a breathtaking, innovative, and majestic BMW Motorrad that will captivate the public’s attention for years to come.