Dirk Oehlerking of Kingston Custom has worked his magic on BMW’s R 18 resulting in a spectacular Art Deco influenced motorcycle titled “Spirit of Passion”.
Oehlerking was suitably impressed with the standard R 18’s frame and reserved his customisation for other parts.
“The BMW R 18 is so perfect that I left the technology as it is. The frame is 100 % original and so sophisticated that nothing should be changed here.”
The most striking feature is the front fairing with beautiful pin striping and also features the BMW kidney grill, a seemingly more elegant solution than what the new 2021 BMW M4 is sporting. The exhaust has been modified in Kingston Roadster style while the turn indicators, LED front headlights and other details all have Dirk’s touch.
Previously, BMW enlisted the skills of Roland Sands and Bernhard Naumann for their take on the R 18.