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BMW has revealed seven customised R18 motorbikes

Which one of these Motorrad Poland projects takes your pick?

BMW R 18 custom
  1. BMW R 18 Black Jack

    BMW release 7 unique bikes

    Truly, what it says on the tin. From head to toe, this R 18's channelled stealth mode with lots of black lacquer and black chrome, plus a suite of darkened features including the headlight ring, air filter cover, fuel filler cap, matt black sidepipe-style exhaust, rear view mirrors, handlebar clamps and much more. The 16in wheels may be on smaller the side but partnered with its large tyres it gives the bike proper menace.

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  2. BMW R 18 Isle of Man

    BMW release 7 unique bikes

    Named after the famous Isle of Man TT (of course), this bike references Georg Meier's Senior TT win back in 1939 riding the BMW RS 255 Kompressor. The large red ‘49’ was Meiers' racing number with the rest of the bike finished in ‘Isle of Man green metallic’. Familiar colour? You may have seen it on the BMW M4.

  3. BMW R 18 Liberty

    BMW release 7 unique bikes

    This custom R 18 liberty includes handmade body components made from scratch by Paweł Stachura. Includes such hits as the round instrument integrated into the fuel tank centre tunnel, exclusive leather handmade seat upholstery and side pocket, and rear mudguards.

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  4. BMW R 18 Roadster

    BMW release 7 unique bikes

    Apparently inspired by automotive engineering from the Twenties and Thirties, this R 18 roadster presents a clean look "with a dash of art deco". With a new seat bench and additional fuel tank this gives it a sportier appearance mixed with the rarer, less-seen *smaller* BMW kidney grille.

  5. BMW R 18 Roar

    BMW release 7 unique bikes

    Not a lion, but the fruit of a 2019 concept study that focuses on a lighter rear section using details like a rear short mudguard and the swinging saddle with two coil springs. The short exhaust is sans-silencer, mind, so it'll... yeah, that.

  6. BMW R 18 Speedy Gonzales

    BMW release 7 unique bikes

    Named after the fastest mouse in Mexico, BMW designed this R 18 with comfortable seating for riding along the Mexican roads. Finished in blue-black airbrushing and filigree lines, this bike is definitely one that will stand out.

  7. BMW R 18 The Great Wave

    BMW release 7 unique bikes

    Taking inspiration from Japanese style bomber motorbikes, this R 18 pays particular attention to its paintwork using special techniques to make it appear as if it has been around for decades.

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