“Blitzkrieg” BMW R 18 Customized – BikeBound


Better of MBE ’23: 911MX x XTR Pepo’s BMW R 18 “Blitzkrieg” 

When the BMW Motorrad launched the R 18 in 2020, we will’t say we had been all that enthused. Sure, it’s powered by the biggest BMW boxer engine ever created, a newly-developed air/oil-cooled 1802cc flat-twin that makes 90 horsepower and 117 lb-ft of torque… Sure, it attracts design inspiration from the 1936-37 BMW R5… However it weighs a whopping 761 kilos, and is supposed to faucet the marketplace for heavyweight cruisers dominated by Harley-Davidson, Indian, and Triumph’s Rocket III.

However now our buddy Pepo Rosell of XTR Pepo has gotten maintain of an R 18, and the result’s nothing in need of mind-melting. The donor bike is all however unrecognizable, and the ensuing Polizei-painted machine has one foot within the endurance racing days of yesteryear and the opposite in a science-fiction future, the place police riders rocket about on big-bore velocity sleds like this one.


Really, this radical R 18 is a joint challenge between XTR Pepo and 911MX Manufacturing unit, a brand new Spanish model based by Diego Mena, a former workshop supervisor for Porsche Spain who’s lengthy dreamed of getting his personal {custom} motorbike model.


Now he’s partnering with grasp builders like Pepo Rosell to make it a actuality, and the R 18 is the model’s letter of introduction to the world.

“In case your dream motorbike doesn’t exist, we’ll make it occur.” -911MX Manufacturing unit


The crew selected MBE 2023 in Verona, Italy to unveil the construct, which took three months to construct. There, it took prime honors as Better of Motor Bike Expo 2023.


Aptly nicknamed “Blitzkrieg,” this R 18 incorporates a Moto Guzzi V7 tank, R nineT forks with 17″ F800 wheel, Brembo brakes, {custom} subframe and saddle, hand-crafted fiberglass and carbon fiber bodywork, and far, far more.

BMW R18 Custom

For those who didn’t acknowledge what the bottom mannequin was, that’s simply how Pepo and Diego wished it:

“Each customizing artists and their manufacturers have joined forces to hold out a singular challenge: customizing an R18 to the purpose that many individuals haven’t been capable of acknowledge what the unique motorbike mannequin was. An actual praise to us!”


Beneath, we get the complete story on the construct from the parents at 911MX Manufacturing unit.

BMW R 18 Customized: Within the Builder’s Phrases…

BMW R18 Cafe Racer

At 911MX FACTORY we’re devoted to the design of {custom} bikes primarily based on the idea of making distinctive machines thought and designed for a single particular person: JUST ONE, JUST YOU. We work with all varieties of manufacturers and kinds of bikes. Our tasks of motorbike customizing embody Restoration, Preparation, Personalization, and Homologation. We feature out worldwide gross sales and orders with shipments everywhere in the world.

In case your dream motorbike doesn’t exist, we’ll make it occur. Diego Mena, founding father of 911 MX, explains that this declare represents the differential worth of this model, and was impressed by Ferdinand Porsche when he pronounced 40 years in the past an analogous sentence associated to automobiles.

BMW R18 Custom

Diego Mena has labored for Porsche Spain as a workshop supervisor, amongst different positions and duties, for greater than a decade. Just lately, he determined to make the dream of getting his personal motorbike customization model come true, and for this he has determined to have among the greatest customizers in his crew similar to Pepo Rosell (XTR model) and others.

BMW R18 Custom

As a letter of introduction to the world, 911 MX has chosen the MBE 2023 stage in Verona. For this big day, each customizing artists and their manufacturers have joined forces to hold out a singular challenge: customizing an R18 to the purpose that many individuals haven’t been capable of acknowledge what the unique motorbike mannequin was. An actual praise to us!

“Our goal with this work and others which can be already on the way in which, is that our model will quickly grow to be an official BMW preparer in Spain…” -Diego Mena

We even have a brand new boutique retailer, 911MX Store, situated in Madrid (Spain) the place is feasible to seek out an unique collection of bikes at very aggressive costs.

Construct Sheet: BMW R18 Customized

  • Moto: BMW R18
  • 12 months: 2022
  • Building: 911 MX Manufacturing unit x XTR Pepo
  • Time to Construct: 3 Months
  • Tank: Moto Guzzi V7
  • Exhaust: Handcrafted manifold with Spark XTR silencer
  • Body: Fabrication of aspect strut bars, rear footpeg brackets, removing of inventory subframe snd subframe fabrication
  • Shift Actuation: Shift linkage development and lever repositioning
  • Entrance Axle: BMW R NineT 2015 fork with revalving and new springs, 17-inch BMW F800R wheel, axle made to measure
  • Entrance Brake: 320mm discs, Brembo radial pump and calipers, custom-made braided hoses
  • Rear Brake: Nissin Pump, authentic BMW R18 brake caliper and custom-made braided hoses
  • Rear Suspension: Customized-made YSS shock
  • Tires: Continental
  • Bodywork: Handcrafted fiberglass, modified F800R entrance fender, carbon fiber rear fender
  • Portray and Design: 911 MX Manufacturing unit & XTR Pepo
  • Seat: Customized-made by 911 MX Manufacturing unit & XTR Pepo

BMW R 18 Customized: Element Photographs

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