BMW Motorrad Presents Straight Six Project By Japanese Customisers

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German two-wheeler manufacturer, BMW Motorrad has revealed its Straight Six Project. They have come up with two motorcycles that have been customised by Japanese designers.

Kenji Nagai of Ken's Factory and Keiji Kawakita of Hot-Dock Custom-Cycles took the six cylinder engine from the K 1600 GTL. They have redesigned the motorcycle and provided their twist to it.

BMW Motorrad has asked two Japanese custom motorcycle builders to develop unique motorcycles. These motorcycles are based on BMW's K 1600 GTL and only the six cylinder engine has been used by both designers.

Keiji Kawakita of Hot-Dock Custom Cycles has christened his masterpiece as ‘Juggernaut'. He drew inspiration from an old vehicle's interior that had a futuristic twist to it.

The Juggernaut looks radical and has no fairing, it gets dual headlights upfront. Front suspension system comes from BMW Motorrad Duolever. Aluminium tubing has been used to provide a gnarly looking exoskeleton.

We like the bare minimum philosophy used on this motorcycle. Designer clearly wants to show off that massive six cylinder 1649cc engine by BMW Motorrad. Out of the two, the Juggernaut is our favourite.

Kenji Nagai of Ken's Factory has built the second motorcycle for BMW Motorrad. He has christened his two-wheel wonder as the Ken's Factory Special. This motorcycle is heavily inspired by cruiser bikes.

Attention to detail is prominent in Ken's Factory Special motorcycle. This cruiser motorcycle gets a single seat and most of the bike's design revolves around the massive chassis and engine. Rear tyre gets an unique alloy wheel that is completely covered, while the front gets a 5-spoke rim and a solid centre.

We can bet that this is surely one of the fastest cruisers. The riding position looks comfortable and Ken's Factory Special motorcycle will mostly be appreciated by cruiser bike lovers and fans.

The highlight of both motorcycles was BMW Motorrad's six cylinder 1649cc engine. Currently there are no details about production of these models, however, they could be launched as limited or special editions. We will be eagerly awaiting for BMW's next big build.

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Story first published: Monday, April 27, 2015, 12:08 [IST]
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