A part of the program to increase popularity of 1649 cc 6 cylinder BMW K 1600 GTL, two customized bikes are the handiwork of Kenji Nagai of Ken’s Factory and Keiji Kawakita of Hot Dock Custom Cycles.
The BMW K 1600 GTL that was customized by Ken’s Factory, called ‘Ken’s Factory Special’ receives handmade aluminium girder type front forks raked out with a modified headstock. Its original full fairing was replaced by a small aluminium front cowl housing for headlight and stock rear subframe while seat has been replaced by an aluminium seat positioned lower. The customized BMW also sports 23” wheel in front and 20” wheel at the rear with a host of aluminium accents which include aluminium radiator and handle bars.
The second BMW K 1600 GTL “Juggernaut” customized by Keiji Kawakita from Hot Dock Custom Cycles sports a sinister stance drawing to mind the Mad Max vehicles. This BMW bears a dark, masculine stance and consists of a skeleton of aluminium tuning with instruments on each side of the fuel tank. Dual fog lamps and front trail like beak form its other features. Keiji Kawakita drew inspiration from history where the customization of this bike was concerned. On finding an old photograph of the cockpit of a convertible, he designed the bike with an atmospheric feel reminiscent of the BMW GS range.
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