This time, it is a BMW R18 that has gotten the custom retro treatment from Dirk Oehlerking, featuring handmade Kingston design bodywork, handlebars and mudguard. This custom R18, dubbed ‘Spirit of Passion’, follows the same design spirit as the Good Ghost.
Spirit of Passion is as distinctive as it is original – thanks to the custom Kingston fairing featuring the iconic BMW kidney grille found on BMW four-wheelers and the modified exhaust in Kingston Roadster style, and the adoption of the original paintwork and lines on the fairing and wing – with addition of some details in Kingston style, of course.
The wheel suspension and fuel tank are originals too, so are the frame and the powertrain – the new R18 Big Boxer engine.
Rounding up the custom design are Kellermann indicators and LED front headlight integrated seamlessly into the wraparound fairing which, in case you haven’t already noticed, sports a classic Art Deco style design.
All images courtesy of BMW AG.