This BMW R18 BOBBER STEEL customized in the Lord Drake Kustoms motorcycle modification workshop in Spain, has been the first R18 that we modified and it will not be the last because we are already working on the customization of two other motorcycles of the same model of the German brand.
The first thing was to remove all the components of this custom BMW R18 just out of the official BMW motorcycle dealer. Once naked, we studied the possibilities and basically the geometry of the chassis and the type of fuel tank makes it clear that this bike can be modified in many ways, but the best style that can be given is that of a Bobber bike.
It is evident that you cannot make a scrambler motorcycle… Can you imagine a modified BMW R18 with studded wheels and rolling on dirt tracks?… “Hahaha, who knows the same we will see it in the future” he tells us laughing Francisco Ali Manén” (owner of Lord Drake Kustoms)
Perhaps you can work on making a cafe racer motorcycle or at least with airs that remind you of this style of custom motorcycle or perhaps something more modern and sporty. The issue that we decided to make rather bobber….hence the name of BMW R18 BOBBER STEEL (and its fuel tank that we have given a raw metal finish).
The bobber style fenders for BMW R18 have been the first thing we have installed (both front and rear). Then we have installed a tracker type handlebar, with new risers and Motogadget turn signals and mirrors on the grips.
The next thing was to manufacture a license plate support with a side arm for the BMW R18 bobber, where we installed some indicators and led pilot 3:1 Kellerman.
We have manufactured the base and support of the bobber seat for BMW R18; accompanied by an upholstered seat finished in rhombuses or diamonds. We have also modified the original exhaust pipe and installed new tailpipes that give this magnificent custom bike the sound it deserves.
Other details to highlight are a radiator cover and adjustable levers for BMW R18 of the Wunderlich brand or the unpainted finish (in pure metal) of the gasoline tank and some parts such as engine covers that we have painted in matt black