According to BikeEXIF, the R 18 was stripped to her chassis bones, leaving only the original side covers; after this, a chonky belly pan was added to mimic an F-16 fighter jet’s air intake inlet, while scooped shoulder fairings were lovingly molded to add to the R 18’s frontal aesthetic.
There’s even new seat upholstery, a custom gas tank, and an equally custom tailpiece, the latter of which shows off an up-tilted end like a plane’s horizontal tail.
Front LED duty was provided via a KTM headlight – a fantastic choice for edgy looks – while wheels were changed to Roland Sand’s 21F/18R alloy units.
Of course, no custom job would be complete without a show-stopper of an exhaust; in this case, the pipe wraps over the boxer’s horizontal cylinder to shoot out the back of the bike, creating the familiar line of an F-16’s silhouette.
Rusty’s team even built end caps for the mufflers – units that look strikingly similar to a fighter jet’s afterburners.
Dome fasteners, BMW x Roland Sands engine covers, a custom windscreen, higher footpegs, and a new handlebar with RS risers and Motogadget ends complete the assembly line of special componentry; there was no need to go too fancy on other workings, so the suspension has remained the same for this build, as has the R 18’s dash.
Rusty has commemorated BMW’s 100th anniversary with emblems for the tank, but that addicting boxer heart gets the ‘Maverick’badges.
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