The BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 /2 will get its official unveiling this week at CUSTOMBIKE-SHOW 2019 in the East Westphalian town of Bad Salzuflen in Germany. One of the largest shows for customized motorcycles, BMW reports that the hippest customers from all of the word will be in attendance for the Dec. 6-8 show.
More than 300 firms will present over 1,000 custom bikes for visitors to experience on an area covering 28,000 square meters in four halls.
BMW Motorrad is highlighting the customizing potential of its models in cooperation with selected customizer garages. With a total of 11 models, the entire customizing range will be on show at the stand of BMW Motorrad, extending over an area of approximately 180 square meters, from the individually customized series production bike to true custom bike treasures requiring a great deal of craft skills.
The absolute highlight is the new BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 /2, which, following its digital presentation at the EICMA, can now be experienced exclusively at close range.
With the modern custom cruiser, BMW Motorrad adds a new facet to its heritage concept. At the Concorso d'Eleganza at Villa d'Este on Lake Como, the BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 celebrated its much acclaimed world premiere.
Now BMW Motorrad is showing the second concept bike based on the Big Boxer at the CUSTOMBIKE-SHOW. The BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 /2 is the stylistic counterpart to the Concept R 18: a modern, dynamic custom cruiser with a somewhat rougher performance appeal.
The show also features the BMW Motorrad R 5 Homage, which impressively represents the history of the brand. Other accents are provided by selected “SoulFuel Bikes,” spectacularly converted bikes by renowned customizers based on current as well as earlier BMW motorcycles. The Maximator, based on the BMW R 1200 C, is another highlight. The custom bike was built with meticulous manual care by the BMW Motorrad development engineer Ulf Musekamp, who was also involved in the realization of the BMW R nineT family.