In pics: BMW R 18 B Heavy Duty custom bike looks out worldly

  • The windshield of the BMW R 18 B Heavy Duty has been chopped while the steering head and the triple clamps have been redone.
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BMW Motorrad partnered with German customizer Fred Kodlin to customize the R 18 B, and the one-off product of this collaboration is called the Heavy Duty. 
BMW Motorrad partnered with German customizer Fred Kodlin to customize the R 18 B, and the one-off product of this collaboration is called the Heavy Duty. 
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The BMW R 18 B Heavy Duty was customised for the Daytona Bike Week and is the result of months of work.
The BMW R 18 B Heavy Duty was customised for the Daytona Bike Week and is the result of months of work.
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The biggest challenge was restructuring the frame of the BMW R 18 B Heavy Duty as the customisation involved a lot of metal work. 
The biggest challenge was restructuring the frame of the BMW R 18 B Heavy Duty as the customisation involved a lot of metal work. 

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The bodywork of the BMW R 18 B Heavy Duty alone took about three months as a completely new sheet metal tank was created - longer than the original, flowing in shape and with indentations on the sides.
The bodywork of the BMW R 18 B Heavy Duty alone took about three months as a completely new sheet metal tank was created - longer than the original, flowing in shape and with indentations on the sides.
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Paintwork on the BMW R 18 B Heavy Duty has been done by tattoo artist Marcel Sinnwell. Colour gradients were completely airbrushed with translucent paint.
Paintwork on the BMW R 18 B Heavy Duty has been done by tattoo artist Marcel Sinnwell. Colour gradients were completely airbrushed with translucent paint.
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Design touches on the R 18 B Heavy Duty are provided by hand-painted pinstripes.
Design touches on the R 18 B Heavy Duty are provided by hand-painted pinstripes.
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The original mobile phone charging compartment, on the other hand, has been taken over from the R 18 B.
The original mobile phone charging compartment, on the other hand, has been taken over from the R 18 B.
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The top portion of the BMW R 18 B Heavy Duty features a strong waistline in the seat area and a flowing connection to the side cases.
The top portion of the BMW R 18 B Heavy Duty features a strong waistline in the seat area and a flowing connection to the side cases.
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The motorcycle looks out worldly, as if it is made for a trip to the galaxy.
The motorcycle looks out worldly, as if it is made for a trip to the galaxy.
First Published Date: 15 Mar 2023, 15:02 PM IST
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