BMW R 18 CONVERSION | When the original isn't classic enough

Sapka from Hungary is one of the best customizers in the world. When a customer orders a modern R 18, he builds a classic one.

This story begins like most about custom bikes: Actually. Tibor actually wanted to upgrade his brand new BMW R18 with modern parts. He hires the Hungarian old master Sapka to do this. Unfortunately, he doesn't share Tibor's vision at all and builds the R 18 more like an R51. Only in gray.  Straight suspension faked First of all, all of the plastic has to be removed from the BMW. This is how Sapka described the first step in converting the R 18. The second step was removing the front and rear fenders. Sapka rebuilds the rear with a hand-made mudguard and mounts a luggage rack designed according to the old model, which, together with the gray swing arm frame, simulates the straight-ahead suspension of the R 51. This resulted in the choice of the thin, spring-loaded Denfeld single saddle at the original mounting points. Sapka changes the front minimally with a slightly shortened fork and a thinned out command center. The original speedometer finds its place in the large headlight housing. The R 18 takes the biggest step towards a classic look with its new spoke rims, which have the same dimensions at the front and rear and are covered with grooved tires.  Royal paint Gray. Yes, it is gray. But not just any one. Sapka chooses the color that graced the BMWs of the Belgian Royal Guard as early as the 1930s. You have to come on it for now. Sapka got help with mixing the paint from the BMW museum. The consistent black on the exposed engine parts and the exhaust system visually supports it. Truly royal.  CONCLUSION Gray mouse. Yes, but a royal one. The gray paint was mixed with the help of the BMW Museum and corresponds to that of the Guard BMWs of the Belgian royal family from the 1930s. Not bad for an R 18 from Hungary, which the customer wanted modern, but the customizer built exactly the opposite.

This story begins like most about custom bikes: Actually. Tibor actually wanted to upgrade his brand new BMW R18 with modern parts. He hires the Hungarian old master Sapka to do this. Unfortunately, he doesn't share Tibor's vision at all and builds the R 18 more like an R51. Only in gray.

Straight suspension faked

First of all, all of the plastic has to be removed from the BMW. This is how Sapka described the first step in converting the R 18. The second step was removing the front and rear fenders. Sapka rebuilds the rear with a hand-made mudguard and mounts a luggage rack designed according to the old model, which, together with the gray swing arm frame, simulates the straight-ahead suspension of the R 51.

This story begins like most about custom bikes: Actually. Tibor actually wanted to upgrade his brand new BMW R18 with modern parts. He hires the Hungarian old master Sapka to do this. Unfortunately, he doesn't share Tibor's vision at all and builds the R 18 more like an R51. Only in gray.  Straight suspension faked First of all, all of the plastic has to be removed from the BMW. This is how Sapka described the first step in converting the R 18. The second step was removing the front and rear fenders. Sapka rebuilds the rear with a hand-made mudguard and mounts a luggage rack designed according to the old model, which, together with the gray swing arm frame, simulates the straight-ahead suspension of the R 51. This resulted in the choice of the thin, spring-loaded Denfeld single saddle at the original mounting points. Sapka changes the front minimally with a slightly shortened fork and a thinned out command center. The original speedometer finds its place in the large headlight housing. The R 18 takes the biggest step towards a classic look with its new spoke rims, which have the same dimensions at the front and rear and are covered with grooved tires.  Royal paint Gray. Yes, it is gray. But not just any one. Sapka chooses the color that graced the BMWs of the Belgian Royal Guard as early as the 1930s. You have to come on it for now. Sapka got help with mixing the paint from the BMW museum. The consistent black on the exposed engine parts and the exhaust system visually supports it. Truly royal.  CONCLUSION Gray mouse. Yes, but a royal one. The gray paint was mixed with the help of the BMW Museum and corresponds to that of the Guard BMWs of the Belgian royal family from the 1930s. Not bad for an R 18 from Hungary, which the customer wanted modern, but the customizer built exactly the opposite.

This resulted in the choice of the thin, spring-loaded Denfeld single saddle at the original mounting points. Sapka changes the front minimally with a slightly shortened fork and a thinned out command center. The original speedometer finds its place in the large headlight housing. The R 18 takes the biggest step towards a classic look with its new spoke rims, which have the same dimensions at the front and rear and are covered with grooved tires.

Royal paint

Gray. Yes, it is gray. But not just any one. Sapka chooses the color that graced the BMWs of the Belgian Royal Guard as early as the 1930s. You have to come on it for now. Sapka got help with mixing the paint from the BMW museum. The consistent black on the exposed engine parts and the exhaust system visually supports it. Truly royal.

This story begins like most about custom bikes: Actually. Tibor actually wanted to upgrade his brand new BMW R18 with modern parts. He hires the Hungarian old master Sapka to do this. Unfortunately, he doesn't share Tibor's vision at all and builds the R 18 more like an R51. Only in gray.  Straight suspension faked First of all, all of the plastic has to be removed from the BMW. This is how Sapka described the first step in converting the R 18. The second step was removing the front and rear fenders. Sapka rebuilds the rear with a hand-made mudguard and mounts a luggage rack designed according to the old model, which, together with the gray swing arm frame, simulates the straight-ahead suspension of the R 51. This resulted in the choice of the thin, spring-loaded Denfeld single saddle at the original mounting points. Sapka changes the front minimally with a slightly shortened fork and a thinned out command center. The original speedometer finds its place in the large headlight housing. The R 18 takes the biggest step towards a classic look with its new spoke rims, which have the same dimensions at the front and rear and are covered with grooved tires.  Royal paint Gray. Yes, it is gray. But not just any one. Sapka chooses the color that graced the BMWs of the Belgian Royal Guard as early as the 1930s. You have to come on it for now. Sapka got help with mixing the paint from the BMW museum. The consistent black on the exposed engine parts and the exhaust system visually supports it. Truly royal.  CONCLUSION Gray mouse. Yes, but a royal one. The gray paint was mixed with the help of the BMW Museum and corresponds to that of the Guard BMWs of the Belgian royal family from the 1930s. Not bad for an R 18 from Hungary, which the customer wanted modern, but the customizer built exactly the opposite.

CONCLUSION

Gray mouse. Yes, but a royal one. The gray paint was mixed with the help of the BMW Museum and corresponds to that of the Guard BMWs of the Belgian royal family from the 1930s. Not bad for an R 18 from Hungary, which the customer wanted modern, but the customizer built exactly the opposite.

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