The Entirely Unique BMW Motorbike That Was Built On The Fly

There really isn't anything like the BMW Blechmann R 18
09:00, 12 Sep 2020

The new BMW Blechmann R 18 motorbike is a complete one-off in every respect. In fact, the only thing that we can think of that even comes close to it, in terms of design at least, is Judge Dredd’s iconic two-wheeled machine, The Lawmaster. 

Creator Bernhard Naumann, also known as Blechmann, which is German for ‘Tin Man’, customises bikes in his own, entirely unique way. Because Blechmann doesn’t believe in details such as plans, drafts or even sketches. Instead the Austrian chooses to get stuck right in, letting things develop naturally, instead of locking himself into a single particular idea of what a bike should look like. As you can see from the pictures, this laissez-faire attitude has certainly paid off.

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"My work begins by removing parts of the original version until a white canvas remains," Blechmann said of his motorcycle-building process.

"As the construction progresses, the design develops. I call this rapid-prototyping-Blechmann-style.

"I draw my design directly on the object using the final material. This allows me to directly respond to the requirements and to keep an eye on the proportions at all times."

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Merging a sleek classic look with futuristic style, this shiny new bike boasts a 1800cc Big Boxer engine, which will aid the ultimate long-distance cruiser experience. The central headlight is a throwback to BMWs famous grille design and features a yellow lamp aperture and screen, which really helps bring this monster to life. A single brown snug-fit, leather saddle pad is accompanied by retro buckles, and the bike is finished with signature pinstriping, while featuring a slimmer fuel tank.

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We like Blechmann’s unique way of thinking and are absolutely in love with the BMW Blechmann R18. There is no price yet or this release date available for this stunning bike yet, but there are rumours of a September release.