BMW Motorrad took the wraps off the R18 Dragster, which is basically a stripped down, tricked out R 18 that’s meant to go quick in a straight line on a drag strip. The mind behind the motorbike is that of Roland Sands, a famend customized motorbike designer.
BMW Motorrad lately took the wraps off the BMW R 18 Dragster, which was created by the famend customized motorbike designer, Roland Sands. The one-off BMW R 18 Dragster is a stripped down, tricked out model of the R 18 cruiser, which is supposed to go quick on a drag strip. Sands says that the inspiration got here from outdated muscle vehicles and the truth that his father was a drag racer again within the day. The design was first sketched on paper after which dropped at life by Sands and his crew. The entire course of took about three and a half months after which the motorbike was taken to a drag strip.
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In order to show an R 18 into an R 18 Dragster, Roland Sands, eliminated the rear suspension fully and modified the body. The fenders on the entrance and rear have been modified too, utilizing sheet metallic, in order to supply much less resistance and nonetheless have the silhouette of a retro cruiser. The headlight is similar as on the inventory R 18 however makes use of a brand new bezel, from a spread of milled Aluminium components for the motorbike. The inventory exhaust on the bike was additionally changed with the handcrafted twin megaphone unit, made from stainless-steel and Aluminium exhaust ideas.
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The hydraulic entrance brake and clutch grasp cylinders are from Roland Sands Design. The gasoline tank is inventory and the motorbike has been hand-painted by Chris Wood, from Roland Sands’ crew. In phrases of cycle components, the entrance forks have been taken from a BMW R nineT whereas the entrance braking system has been taken from the BMW S 1000 RR. The seat is a customized unit too and has been constructed by an organization referred to as ‘Saddlemen’.
The BMW R 18 Dragster makes use of the inventory 1,802 cc boxer-twin engine, and is air-cooled in addition to oil-cooled. It makes 91 bhp of peak energy at 4,750 rpm and a large 157 Nm of most torque at simply 3,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-velocity gearbox and employs a last shaft drive as a substitute of a sequence drive or a belt drive. And after all, Sands’ crew additionally disconnected all of the electronics and put in nitrous oxide and altered the consumption drastically.