When is an R 18 not an R 18?
When the hood straps, louvered panels, and dual-grill nostril cone play to the world-war auto period designs of Peter Szymanowski (by way of Wikipedia) – and this explicit R 18’s one wheel the wiser.
Szymanowski is the exact same gent answerable for the shmexy BMW 328, a automobile whose silhouette was celebrated between 1936 and 1940. At present, the 328’s aesthetic legacy continues into the longer term with inventive customized jobs like this one, accomplished by award-winning, Minsk-based ShifCustom.
The crew positive didn’t scrimp on this construct; in response to BikeEXIF, the crew made almost all the things in-house, “counting on aftermarket suppliers for less than a handful of components, and outsourcing solely the leatherwork.”
Naturally, this meant engineering the chassis’ closing kind into one thing able to dealing with trike-happy ergonomics. One new subframe and a neat double-wishbone impartial little bit of suspension later, and we’re beginning to see the attraction of being the third wheel – with the assistance of an prolonged steering neck, after all.
Two Audi A3 wheels do the honors for rolling responsibility, whereas stoppage of that superb 1,802cc boxer is carried out by Nissin – and might we take a second to understand the gorgeous bodywork?
Apparently, “conventional coach-building methods” have been used to get the job completed, together with the implausible dual-grill aluminum nostril cone.
Extra fascinating but is the rider’s view; Bluetooth sits within the bike’s new schnoz, whereas a leather-based pouch on high of the gas tank and hood straps tie all the things collectively.
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