Three Very Different BMW R 18 Customs From Canada
The only requirements for the builds were that the custom bikes remain operational and road legal. This summer, the three motorcycles will be included in a national retailer tour, visiting locations all across Canada.
Jay Donovan R 18 Future Café
The R 18 Future Café is a study in metal fabrication by artisan motorcycle builder Jay Donovan. Donovan’s design began with a desire to reroute the exhaust up and over the cylinder head and straight back, ending under the seat. A fully redesigned tank and upper section in bare, polished aluminum and chopped front and rear fenders in contrasting black make for a long and sleek look.
Konquer Motorcycles R 18 Diamond Custom
Rob Thiessen and his team at Konquer Motorcycles have taken the R 18 and created a factory custom dragster. Bronze Metallic paintwork and pinstriping, modified front and rear fenders, custom seat and a diamond motif throughout, create a low-and-long, factory custom look. In addition, gold-painted BMW roundels and an electronically adjustable exhaust help tie the new look together.
Augment Motorworks R 18 Tattooed Chopper
Nick Acosta from Augment Motorworks has applied the classic American chopper style to the big German boxer, which he has nicknamed “El Boxeador.” Fine, tattoo-themed paintwork paired with a sissy bar, hand-carved headlight mount, mini ape hanger handlebars, cocktail shaker exhaust and a custom seat transform the bike into an instant classic with light-hearted touches.