BMW Motorrad and Šinja Kimura present the uniquely arranged R 18

BMW Motorrad and Shinja Kimura presented the result of their joint collaboration, which is the new R 18 in the recognizable style of the Japanese designer.

Before he started working on it, Kimura drove the factory R 18 to understand the character of this cruiser.

The trimmed variant of the R 18, called the Wal (kit in German), now has a larger fuel tank, as well as a new subframe that raises the height of the seat.

It is the headquarters of the Japanese workshop Backdrop Leathers, and there is also a redesigned rear part of the machine.

Kimura installed new armor with two asymmetrical headlights at the front, including a whale-like design, hence the name of this creation.

Here is some more important information about this custom-made R18:

Handles: 20 cm narrower, 15 cm lower.

Fuel tank: elongated to move the seat position backwards, and the volume has been increased by about 3.8 liters.

Seat: I designed Kimura, handmade Japanese Backdrop Leathers. It is designed to fit perfectly into the motorcycle line.

Armor: the side elements are made so as not to “break” the look of the original frame

Exhaust system: the old one was kept, but Kimura decided to paint it black.


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