Just imagine a tech-infused world (if it already isn’t) where minimalism is the core essence and a bike whizzes past you with a body that is a perfect mix of past and future. A mean machine that reclaims its space on the tarmac, making any other automotive look ordinary!
This custom BMW R 18 cruiser motorcycle has the right elements to be the eye-candy of motorbike enthusiasts. Designed by the seasoned bike tuner workshop, Zillers Custom Garage, the badass cruiser is one of their best (if not the best) custom-designed two-wheelers. BMW commissioned four custom workshops – Rolandsandsdesign, Bernhard Neumann, Kingston Custom and Zillers Custom Garage – to create their own versions of BMW R18 custom bike.
Zillers tweaked the architecture of the original bike with the support of BMW Motorrad Russia. In fact, they dedicated this creation to them. The design we see here is made in the custom garage’s signature graphite gray in three different color variants.
The bike’s engine gets new covers, caps, and mesh screens for a slightly visible look of the 1,802 cc two-cylinder boxer engine. Zillers opted to replace the sublime rear sub-frame with the unique taillight design to lend a touch of style to the rear. For this tweak the gas tank got new brackets to make way for this subframe. The massive swingarm and extended wheelbase contrasted by the short exhausts give this custom R18 a rare charm. For the wheels, the custom workshop replaced them with large metal disks.
If you are looking for the big exhaust pipe of the stock BMW R 18 hidden somewhere, well, it is totally replaced now with an angular telescopic silencer, giving it a flowing fin-like form. The seats and the rear portion of the bodywork now have a thick metal wrap to go with the matte silver gray paint job. In the end, I’ve got to say, this custom R 18 has the reminiscences of the original bike with a high-quality remake that Zillers can take pride in!
Designer: Zillers Custom Garage