One of the best naked look BMW customs I've seen. RIDE SAFE
Cave Contents: 1980 R100RT/Ural Sidecar, 2004 R1200CLC, 2006 HD FSXTI
This is what the cruiser *should* have been.... and word is that bikes like this are going into production....
More images here....
(soon BMW will figure out that the pinstripes they had on the /2s were cool....)
Referring to the bike in the original post, it doesn't seem that far from this to me
less practical air filtration and a USD fork instead of the telelever combined with an odd tire size combo.
Seems you could build a GS (non-A) with spoke wheels from the GSA and R Classic bodywork and you'd be at the modern classic people are asking for without the smaller front wheel and inner tubes from the R1200R Classic. The only thing you'd probably need to tool up is a new front fender for the front and maybe a rounder tank. Add some pinstripes and you'd have a R1200 that you could just leave all the extra letters off of.
From what I've seen and read about these bikes, it appears you'll be able to mix 'n match various things on the bike to customize. It would not surprise me at all if you could do this on-line and then have the bike built the way you spec. Which would be cool.
There is a 90th anniversary bike coming in the next couple of months. It could very well be the first in a line of bikes like these.
Add another "poser machine" ,aka another ruined MC to the list. Should sell well with the pseudo/macho crowd running around in poser army hats & poser boots & poser shirts,etc.. Yeh, I agree 1,000,000 % that its got "Arnold S." written all over it! Is he not the "supremo poser" of all time? Or maybe we should mention Rambo as our macho biker candidate for that machine?
P.S. Yes, it's true what you heard about my not being cool with chopping vintage machines, so @ least in this case it's more recent & therefore reproducible & thus a "do a mfg/dealer a favor bike" for sure.
Here's the one I'd go for.... the headers are equal length on this one!
I would buy one or many of these awesome BMW's! Build it and we will buy. :-)