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Custom Bike 2023 BMW R18

We see the Fernweh R 18

BMW Motorcycles of Riverside from Riverside, CA

As an authorized BMW dealer, BMW Motorcycles of Riverside proudly serves the Riverside area of the of Southern California as a resource for motorcyclists of all types. With access to some of California’s great areas for adventure motorcycling and a passionate connection to the R nineT enthusiasts in the area, BMW Motorcycles of Riverside is well know for hosting rides and track days.

The name of “Fernweh” is from the German word meaning literally “far sickness.” “

Rodney R. – BMW Motorcycles of Riverside

From the rusting fuel tank to the military surplus brass fuel cap, the rescued roundel from a vintage BMW motorcycle that had been lost in time in the forests of Ukraine, the twisted square steel foot pegs, shifter, and brake pegs, and the sissy bar peace sign sourced from an old chopper, this bike is a tribute to every “barn find” that was brought back to life.


  • Custom-made Z bars with internal wiring
  • Machined 2-inch brass risers
  • Cut down brake and clutch levers
  • Original fuel tank was stripped and left to rust
  • Welded bung to accept military surplus brass fuel cap
  • Relocated speedometer on hand-bent wrought iron mount
  • Lowered front and rear 1 inch
  • 21″ x 3-1/2″ spoked front wheel
  • 18″ x 6″ spoked rear wheel
  • Custom hand-bent fork brace
  • Hand-cut brass engine plates
  • Vintage BMW roundel on front engine cover
  • Front engine cover, side covers, and intake covers were media blasted
  • Custom oil cooler cover
  • Wrapped exhaust headers
  • Perforated stainless steel catalytic converter covers
  • Hand-made stainless steel mufflers
  • Modified battery covers with perforated stainless steel inserts
  • Walzwerk leather seat on custom mounting plate
  • Swap Meet rear fender, bobbed and narrowed
  • Custom LED taillight
  • Hand-bent wrought iron sissy bar
  • Found peace sign sissy bar topper
  • Original design custom kick stand

We see the Fernweh R 18

We see the Fernweh R 18

We see the Fernweh R 18

We see the profile of the bike

We see the front of the handle bars

We see the sissy bar

We see the engine medallion

We see the Fernweh R 18

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