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The well-known customizer recently caused a stir in the scene with the R 18 Spirit of Passion – a breath-taking creation in streamlined style.

The R 18 The Crown goes a big step further. “It is the essence of my creations to date,” says Oehlerking, whose passion and creativity has always been for individual and unusual motorcycles. This is exactly what he has been doing with total commitment for 30 years now.

Self-designed body made of aluminium sheet metal and front wheel suspension with double-sided swinging arm with central suspension strut

To mark 100 years of BMW Motorrad, he has now created the R 18 The Crown, a big boxer motorcycles that has it all. “I started with a new BMW R18 which I then stripped down. The aim was for it to look powerful, elegant and fast combined with an innovative look,” is how Oehlerking describes his design approach.

The 8-litre fuel tank and the body parts were made of 2 mm thick aluminium sheet metal, which was cut, bent by hand. While the engine and rear suspension are the same as in the original, but the two stainless steel exhaust manifolds are completely made by hand.

Numerous standard components such as the headlight, instrument, switch units and footrest system have been integrated perfectly into the spectacular concept of the R 18 The Crown. The clutch and handbrake fittings from Magura, the rear mudguard and brackets from Wunderkind and the saddle made covered with genuine leather are all harmonious additions.

As the icing on the cake, Oehlerking gave the R 18 The Crown a Champagne Platinum paint finish with mother-of-pearl, complemented by the BMW brand emblem adorned with a small crown.

The unveiling of the BMW R 18 The Crown took place from July 2023 on the occasion of 100 years of BMW Motorrad as part of the BMW Motorrad Days in Berlin.

Source: www.press.bmwgroup.com

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