Bmw R 12 Custom 'street Ride' RevealBMW Motorrad UK reveals first-ever BMW R 12 Custom at the Bike Shed Moto Show in London.

BMW Motorrad UK unveiled the first-ever custom BMW R 12 ‘Street Ride’, which was expertly crafted by Brighton-based customisers Pier City Cycles at the prestigious Bike Shed Show in London from 24th to 26th May.

The BMW R 12 ‘Street Ride’ showcases a blend of classic and modern design elements. It features a striking glittery orange tank by Valkyrie Paintworks, creating a 1970s feel. The customisations also include a bespoke headlight cowl, front mudguard, rear shock, and exhaust system, effectively highlighting the custom capabilities of the BMW R 12.

The Bike Shed Moto Show, renowned for celebrating creativity and craftsmanship in motorcycle culture, provided the perfect stage for the reveal of the BMW R 12 ‘Street Ride’. Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts and industry experts, including BMW Motorrad Product Manager Carina Hoefler, attended the event. Carina expressed her excitement about the build, stating:

“The customisation possibilities of the R 12 are endless, and I think the Pier City Cycles R 12 custom, ‘Street Ride’ , is absolutely showing its potential! It emphasises the retro look of the bike with its shiny metallic paint job, giving off a nice 70s vibe. They added their own bespoke touches, including the removal of the airbox, which I like very much. I think it’s beautiful and it fits the bike perfectly – they did a brilliant job.” 

Carina also participated in the Bike Shed Moto Show’s ‘Shed Talk’ live on stage, where she shared BMW Motorrad’s developmental ideas behind the new R 12 nineT and R 12 and its approach to innovation and customisation.

Click on the link below to find out more about the R 12 or contact your local BMW Motorrad retailer for a test ride: R 12 Custom 'street Ride' Reveal