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H-D Ragnarok V-Rod Is a Motorcycle for the Gods at The End of Days

Ragnarok is not a Marvel movie. Well, it is, but it doesn’t mean that. The word was coined in Northern Europe and is meant to describe pretty much the end of the world, with gods battling each other, natural disasters, and other such unfortunate events. As such, it’s a powerful word, one that perfectly fits powerful ideas. And in the world of custom motorcycles, few concepts are as powerful as the Harley-Davidson V-Rod, and AMERiders is gonna give you all the details.

The American muscle bike is no longer being made on the factory floor, but that is not stopping custom garages from constantly finding new interpretations for it. Today’s treat, a unique V-Rod put together in Germany by a crew called Rod Squad and named, obviously, Ragnarok.

True to its name, the build looks like it would have no problem navigating through the disasters unfolding at the end of days. Coming in gloss black, except for the bronze wheels, it’s a menacing sight even on today’s peaceful roads.

The Ragnarok sits closer to the ground thanks to a lowering kit slapped onto it and the air ride system fitted in there. The large exhaust that extends to the rear allowing the engine to breathe out is of BSL make, while the filter that allows it to breathe in is a K&N.

For better performance of the powerplant (although we’re not told exactly what that means), the bike’s ECU was remapped. Stopping power is ensured by Galfer Wave brake discs.

Visually, the V-Rod was enhanced with the addition of a new fender front and rear over the clean-cut wheels, LED headlights, covers where covers are due (airbox, cooler, frame, and fuel tank), and everything is topped off by a custom seat.

Rod Squad does not say how much it cost to put the Ragnarok together, but this being a German creation, and knowing how such things go there, we don’t expect it to be cheap.

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The Lifan KPT 400 May Be the Alternate Adventure Bike You’re Lookin’ For

It’s been less than a year since Harley-Davidson unveiled its first adventure bike, the Pan America to the world. At this point, most markets have already gotten a taste of Milwaukee’s adventurer, and the reception has been generally positive. In fact, the bike is being considered by many as a serious contender to the BMW R 1250 GS, with our friends from Revzilla actually pitting the two bikes against each other in a thrilling episode of CTXP. The Lifan KPT 400 May Be the Alternate Adventure Bike You’re Lookin’ For, AMERiders explains.

While whether or not the Pan America can go up against established industry giants in the ADV world is an exciting story to cover, this powerful and capable ADV isn’t the star of today’s show. In fact, the bike in question today is one that carries hopes and dreams of becoming the Pan America when it grows up. I’m talking about none other than the Lifan KPT 400. Wait, what? You’ve never heard of it?

KPT 400

Well, the KPT 400 is the latest creation to come out of Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Lifan’s assembly line. While the company is by no means a fledgling in the motorcycle industry, its seemingly blatant ripping-off of the Pan America’s styling seems like a rather sophomoric move. With its boxy bodywork, top-heavy appearance, and LED headlight and DRLs, it’s clear to see where Lifan got the design inspiration for this bike—even if it isn’t a dead-match copy of the Pan America. One would think that a company as established in the automotive industry as Lifan would at least be able to come up with a slightly more original design.

As far as tech and performance are concerned, the KPT 400 is leagues behind the Pan Am. With a 400cc parallel-twin motor and 42 horsepower on tap, you’d be lucky if this bike could even make it past 100 miles per hour, let alone comfortably sustain highway speeds for miles on end. It does, however, get adjustable front forks and a preload-adjustable rear monoshock, suggesting some degree of off-road capability. Apart from that, the KPT 400 gets a TFT instrument panel with Bluetooth smartphone connectivity. Unveiled in the Shenzhen Moto Expo in China, the KPT 400 has been priced at a bargain CNY 29,980, or the equivalent of $4,650 USD.

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AMERiders explains that the Lifan KPT 400 May Be the Alternate Adventure Bike You’re Lookin’ For.

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The 2021 Harley Street Glide Special Has Undeniable Performance & Style

Wherever you ride the 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special, it’s all about authority. The appearance, the performance, and your persona on the motorcycle which of course are undeniable. It does not amount to the shrinking violet uninterested in attention. This beautiful Street Glide Special is built for adulation, and its demands are met wherever you ride it, AMERiders will tell you why.

This 2021 Street Glide Special with the Billiard Red paint and Black Finish, plus the Gloss Black Prodigy wheels While this take is not as flashy as the two-tone versions or the biting Snake Venom paint, the Billiard Red exudes an attitude of confidence.

2021 Harley Street Glide Special

Backing up that nearly arrogant attitude is the Milwaukee-Eight 114 powerplant with the Ventilator air cleaner showing its pleats. With 118 ft-lbs of torque available to your right hand—you only need to spin it up to 3250 rpm—the Street Glide Special supports its promises with performance. Around town, the 114 is gratuitous. No one can argue that you need that much power—only that you want it and intend to use it, judiciously or not.

Profiling is enhanced on the Street Glide Special by the extended bags and low-profile engine guard—two distinguishing visual factors compared to the standard Street Glide. Suspension travel is just over two inches in the rear, keeping the seat height at an easy 27.2 inches.

Impressively, H-D makes the most of the rear suspension. The travel feels much longer, even on bad roads—quite a sleight of hand. Still, there are aftermarket shock options that might interest the more demanding riders. Although most are just out to have fun, not compete in King of the Baggers.

2021 Harley Street Glide Special

You’re riding low enough to attract the right type of attention while retaining a respectable amount of cornering clearance. The rider triangle pleases both the rider and the viewer. The grips are tastefully high, and the floorboards provide ample legroom.

It’s startling how manageable the 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special is as an urban guerilla. At 827 pounds with the six-gallon fuel tank filled, you hardly expect this motorcycle to be light on its feet. Yet, in the brutal traffic which can be exacerbated by streets and freeways in embarrassingly poor condition, the Street Glide cuts through traffic aggressively with surprisingly little effort by the rider. If you know where you want to go, the Special taps your instincts to make it happen. It’s a fantastic feeling. Even better, admiring motorists are uniformly happy to part the way for efficient filtering and lane-splitting—they want to watch you go by.

The clutch and gearbox offer mixed results. There are people I know of that are big fans of the slipper and assist functions of the clutch. The pull is light enough that they can ride around town all day without cramping their hands. Slipper clutches are great, especially with a long-stroke motor like the 114. You might never need it due to a poorly chosen downshift, but it’s good to have it there, just in case.

The 6-Speed Cruise Drive is slick until you’re looking for neutral at a red light. Usually, the signal turns green before you find the elusive N. Well, it gives you something to do while you’re waiting. There’s a gear-position indicator on the LCD part of the dash, but it doesn’t tell you what gear you’re in with the clutch pulled in—that’s not helpful.

When you hit a stretch of urban freeway where the traffic has broken up, the Street Glide Special begs you to twist the throttle and let the Milwaukee-Eight 114 spin up a bit. As torquey as it is, the 114 is happy to hit the soft rev limiter at 5500 rpm, and it sings a beautiful aria along the way. It’s an invigorating reminder of the magic of motorcycling.

Because the Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special is a standard-bearer of urban cruising cool, it’s easy to forget that you can let it gobble up rural miles. The bags hold just over 70 liters (or 2.5 cubic feet, if you prefer), and that’s all you need for a comfortable weekend trip—even two-up, as long as you pack smartly. The side bags don’t lock, but they have a convenient one-touch lever that makes them a pleasure to use. The tall narrow shape allows you to bring along a laptop, if you must stay connected when traveling.

2021 Harley Street Glide Special

Out on the open road, the Boom Box! GTS infotainment system comes into play. The GPS is feature-challenged compared to a smartphone app such as Waze or Google Maps, and the TFT touchscreen is not as responsive and exacting as I’d like with gloves on.

While the system supposedly integrates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, to get the Boom Box, to connect to some headsets you also may need something called a WHIM (Wireless Headset Interface Module). This is the plug-and-play era, and the infotainment system should reflect that; $300 dongles should not be required. Throw in another $340 for SiriusXM, plus the subscription, if that is on your must-listen list.

Also, the sound output from the 25-watt, 5.25-inch speakers is for urban use only—it’s not going to impress anyone wearing a helmet on the highway. Finally, the cubby hole for a smartphone needs to be deeper; at least it has a USB port that connects to the GTS system for music and phone call alerts.

The Reflex Defensive Rider System (RDRS) installed on the test Street Glide Special—a $995 option. It’s a relatively new suite of rider aids that includes four cornering-aware systems—ABS, linked braking, traction control, engine braking—along with hill hold and tire pressure monitoring.

The hill hold function is excellent. It seems superfluous until you get used to using it. Once it becomes second nature, it’s a handy feature that works. The tire pressure monitoring does its job, and it’s wise to keep track of the Dunlops’ psi as needed—peace of mind is a good thing.

The big four cornering-aware functions are pretty much transparent, and that’s the highest praise they can get. you can feel the traction control kick in one time if you hit a brutally abrupt road irregularity that causes the rear wheel to bounce up.

2021 Harley Street Glide Special

You can brake hard and never feel the ABS, in corners or a straight line. If it were raining, I’m sure the story would be different. Linked braking, does its job quietly—perfect.

At nearly a grand, RDRS is an investment. We suggest you spend the money to avoid second-guessing yourself should something go wrong without it.

The 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special. Has fantastic stability, and the steering-mounted batwing fairing does not lose its composure when an 18-wheeler comes barreling at you in the opposite direction with a 150-mph closing speed. The SGS tracks steady and doesn’t wear you out. Also, the cruise control is intuitive and predictable.

2021 Harley Street Glide Special

The height of the fairing and the smoked windshield works perfectly for me. The windblast is directed over you, rather than into my helmet or jacket. Yet, it’s low enough to not obscure my view of the road at all. The integration of the mirrors into the fairing is nice as well. On a similar note, the inboard turn signals—front and back—reflect excellent design skill and taste.

If you like twisting roads the Street Glide Special is more than happy to play along. This latest version of the Touring chassis is excellent. Cornering is sure with the Harley-Davidson-branded Dunlops, and you don’t have to wrestle with the bike to get it to turn or change its line mid-corner. High-speed sweepers are confidence-inspiring. The Street Glide Special does what you want and never makes you feel uneasy about your requests.

If you get caught out after dark on a mountain road, the Daymaker LED headlight is there to show you the way, though it doesn’t illuminate into corners, yet. I’m sure that’s on the to-do list for Harley-Davidson engineers.

2021 Harley Street Glide Special
Photography by Kelly Callan

Reading this, I’m sure you get the idea that we fell in love with the 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special here at AMERiders. You look and feel great riding it, and you don’t sacrifice comfort or performance to be cool. That’s my idea of a motorcycle that embodies the sport and lifestyle to perfection, don’t you think?

If you’re a dirt bike guy, or ride an adventure bike, or like scorching pavement on a superbike, you have made excellent decisions on your ride. However, there’s a good possibility that you don’t quite understand the appeal of a big touring rig that weighs in at around a half-ton with you on it. That’s where actually riding the motorcycle comes in. Open your mind, and you may be opening your wallet. The 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special is an addicting ride once you get that first hit, regardless of what you’re expecting.

Here are some extra pictures of the beautiful lady.

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Bad Land Custom Harley FXDRS Wa-Wolf Is a Proud Wild Beautiful Beast

Over in Japan, there is a very lucrative motorcycle custom shop that goes by the name of Bad Land. At the time of writing, its portfolio of customized Harley-Davidsons (this brand takes the center stage with Bad Land), comprises 149 converted Milwaukee bikes. The Wolf we have here is number 147. AMERiders has the story for you on this gorgeous beast.

The full name of the build you see here is Wa-Wolf. Before putting on these proud new clothes, it was an FXDRS 114, the likes of which one no longer finds in the current model year, as new, in Harley’s lineup. Born as stock in 2020, the build was completed just recently by the Japanese, and, as usual, they seem to have spared no expense and cut no corners.

Being a fabricator of motorcycle parts as well, Bad Land did not shy away from using in-house-made bits on the Wolf. We get tons of custom hardware wearing its logo, from the front and rear fenders to the fuel tank, handlebar, and the exhaust system that was slapped on the otherwise unmodified engine of the two-wheeler.

Now rocking a Rebuffini forward control kit, the motorcycle spins custom-made wheels, sized 21 inches front and 18 inches rear. Ken’s Factory is responsible for the smaller elements, like the mirrors, grip, and footpeg, while Rough Crafts is responsible for the air cleaner.

Now, all the changes made do transform the two-wheeler into a wild beast, at least visually, but the limited modifications to the engine (the exhaust and the air cleaner) don’t do much to increase Harley’s fierceness.

As usual, Bad Land does not reveal how much it cost to remake the FXDRS into a metal animal, so we’re only left guessing. We do expect it though to cost at least twice as much as the base bike (which was around $20,000) if we are to judge from past experience.

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This Victory High Ball by Hollister’s Motorcycles Flows So Beautifully

We’re pretty sure the reason behind the name chosen for this particular custom build, Champagne, has something to do with the color sprayed on some of the body parts. To these eyes though, the name seems even more fitting given the flowing lines achieved by the bike’s handlers. The Victory High Ball by Hollister’s Motorcycles flows so beautifully we at AMERiders think it almost looks like champagne flowing itself.

What you’re looking at is one of the shortest-lived motorcycles in history. It was born in the stables of a company called Victory, a brand that was on the market for just 18 years, from 1999 until 2017, when its maker, Polaris, became the owner of Indian. Enough time, though, for it to establish its own fan base, and a small, but active group of garages dedicated to customizing the bikes it made.

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The High Ball, as the model we have here is known, came to be in 2012, meaning it was only around for five years. This one is no longer in its stock form, having been reimagined by a German garage called Hollister’s Motorcycles, a crew that specializes in both Indians and Victory bikes.

The two-wheeler we have here went through the usual customization process, being fitted with both aftermarket and custom bits. Hollister’s itself is responsible, aside from putting the thing together, for elements like the two fenders, seat, and paint job, while Victory supplied the fuel tank, risers, and pulley, among others.

The High Ball retains its stock engine tied to a 6-speed transmission and rated at 89 hp and 140 Nm of torque, only now it breaths through a Hollister’s air filter and Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde exhaust system.

Wrapped in the special color you see before your eyes, the bike is listed on the Germans’ website for 25,000 euros, which is about $29,000 at today’s rates, and more than double the price of the motorcycle back when it was still available.

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What Would a Harley Look Like That the Green Goblin Would Ride?

Wednesday, we imagined how Batman would have looked riding a custom Harley-Davidson V-Rod born far away from Gotham, in Germany. That exercise was inspired by a build so dark it would have fit perfectly into the DC Comics universe. Just like this one here seems to have been born to serve the needs of a villain from over at Marvel. AMERiders wonders, What Would a Harley Look Like That the Green Goblin Would Ride?

Ever since the mid-1960, the various Osborns’ evil alter-egos have been haunting the lives of the neighborhood’s favorite superhero, Spider-Man, riding their nasty little gliders and throwing pumpkin bombs left and right.

Unlike Batman, the Green Goblin is not known to have been riding a motorcycle, but if he were to do that, the custom Harley-Davidson V-Rod we have here might be the perfect choice.

The build was put together by a German custom shop called X-Trem, and officially it has no connection with any superhero universe. The stage name of the thing is V-Russ, a moniker written in greenish caps over the side of the equally greenish fuel tank.

In fact, a closer look at the thing might reveal all sorts of weird creatures depicted on the body parts, creatures the Goblin would probably have liked: we get a zombie-like apparition smackdown on the center of the fuel tank, and for some reason, some kind of angry boar holding a knife on the rear fender.

The paint job chosen for the build works perfectly with the visual and mechanical changes made. We get things like a lowered bike overall thanks to custom shocks, 17- and 18-inch wheels, a Brembo braking system, a K&N air filter, and a No Limit Custom exhaust system.

The body kit chosen for the build includes the custom fuel tank, new covers all over, and the modified front fender, among others.

X-Trem does not say how much the bike cost to put together, or what happened to it since it was made. Given how we haven’t seen it involved in anything illegal, it’s probably safe to say the Green Goblin did not get its hands on it just yet.

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X-Trem’s Dark Knight Isn’t Your Typical Batcycle but Fits Into the Universe

The term Dark Knight has been used over the years as a descriptor for many things, but the most famous of all has to be Batman. The two have been tied together for all eternity back in 2008 when Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight was released. And for some reason, the term seems like a perfect fit for the custom Harley-Davidson we have here, and AMERiders has the story.

Gotham’s loved/loathed hero has had over the years a wide number of vehicles at his crime-fighting disposal. When it comes to two-wheeled contraptions, the most famous is the Batcycle, which in some iteration (read comic books), is a customized street motorcycle of undisclosed make.

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The first time the Batcycle was featured on the screen was in the 1960s TV series dedicated to the hero when for a single episode only a Harley-Davidson with a sidecar was used. Later that year, a new Batcycle was introduced as the original was leased and had to be returned.

Produced by Kustomotive using a Yamaha Catalina 250, this new Batcycle (seen in picture) was first used in the 1966 film Batman and continued to appear in the rest of the TV series until cancellation in March of 1968. Most of the stunt work done on the motorcycle (special effects and CGI didn’t quite exist back then) were done by Hubie Kerns and Victor Paul throughout the series. The bike was allegedly leased to 20th Century Fox by Kustomotive for a startling $50 a week. Oh, those were the days.

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However, the bike you see here, once a stock 2006 V-Rod, was not specifically designed for the caped crusader, but it would probably have no problem fitting into the superhero’s Universe. Riding on a 280 rear wheel conversion and wearing a full-black body kit, the ride also comes with an aftermarket exhaust system and a progressive suspension setup.

The changes made to the American muscle bike are not that extensive (you can check all the extra bits in detail here), but they are effective in sending across the message of a build made to impress.

The thing was put together by a German custom shop that specializes in V-Rods and other Milwaukee machines, one that goes by the name X-Trem. And since these guys are not in the habit of telling people not directly involved how much a project costs, we are unable to tell you the price for the conversion.

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Hollister’s Bobber Sixty Black Edition Shows Other Bikes Whose Boss

Like it or not, Harley-Davidson is the go-to name for custom shops, and we don’t necessarily mean the ones based in the U.S. Over in Europe, for instance, there are countless garages trying out their hand on Milwaukee two-wheelers, and that translates into a flood of unique machines, some great, others less so. Hollister’s Motorcycles Indian Bobber Sixty Black Edition Shows Other Harley-Davidson Bikes Whose the Boss AMERiders explains.

A flood that is hard to resist by the far fewer shops dedicated to other brands. Over in Germany, for instance, the place from where an endless stream of Harleys comes from, there’s only one major name opposing them, at least that we know of: Hollister’s Motorcycles.

These guys have been in the business of remaking Indians and, back when they were a thing, Victory motorcycles, for some time, and in the majority of cases their projects are more than up to the task of standing out in the crowd of Harleys.

Kind of like this Indian Scout Bobber Sixty does. Named Black Edition on account of well, obvious color choices, the bike went through the usual Hollister’s customization process and was gifted with a long list of aftermarket or custom bits and pieces to make it unique.

The German shop itself contributed things like the air filter, front and rear fenders, and the seat. Indian itself supplied a basket filled with aftermarket goodies, including the swingarm, fuel tank, headlamp, speedometer, and pulley. A few others chipped in things like the ape hanger handlebar, mudguards, or indicator.

The matte black construction uses the stock engine, rated at 74 hp, with no visible or announced modifications.

Generally, Hollister’s work on some motorcycle pumps the thing’s price way up, but that’s not the case here. The Black Edition is listed for sale at 16,500 euros ($19,270), which is true, is about double the price of an entry-level Bobber Sixty, but only double.

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AMERiders tells you about Hollister’s Bobber Sixty Black Edition Shows Other Bikes Whose the Boss.

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Jason Momoa’s Land Rover Defender gets a Redtop Rooftop Camper

Jason Momoa, who made his debut in the DC Comics with “Aquaman”, will reprise his role for the sequel in the movie scheduled to hit theaters in December 2022. Until then, he will also star in “Dune”, and has several more roles lined up. But his biggest passions are big vintage cars and motorcycles. We recently talked about his love for his motorcycles and now, his Land Rover Defender which is his latest project, AMERiders explains.

When he’s not starring in movies, the actor loves tinkering at his extensive motorcycle collection or updating his cars. His latest work includes getting a rooftop camper on his Land Rover Defender 110. For the project, Momoa partnered up with RedTail Overland, which provides the perfect solution for modern camping.

The company claims it’s “far from a tent,” but “the next evolution in rooftop camping.” So, what does that actually mean? The added rooftop offers features like locking doors, windows, integrated Diesel heater, lightning, USB and 110 outlets, and plush mattresses. It’s made of carbon fiber and insulated shell, and all the electricity comes from solar panels, making it the most practical solution for people who can’t enjoy camping on tents on solid ground or want to try a different, modern way of camping.

The Land Rover Defender 110 comes with a 5.0-liter V8 gasoline unit, paired up with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which gives 405 horsepower and a maximum torque of 380 lb-ft (515 Nm). Making a good choice for trips off the beaten track, the off-roader reaches a maximum speed of 106 mph (171 kph), with an acceleration of 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in 5.8 seconds.

As you know, Momoa loves everything that is vintage, and his bike collection includes Harley-Davidson motorcycles like the 1916 Model J, 1936 Knucklehead, 1956 Panhead, 2020 Livewire, 2021 Pan American, a Chopper and a Softail Slim Bike, plus a custom Vallkree Drifter Electric Motorbike.

When it comes to cars, he seems to go for the same vintage, big ones like the Land Rover Defender Series III, for example. However, the actor is also the proud owner of an Aston Martin DB5U, and, ironically enough, of a pink Cadillac from 1955, that he adoringly calls “Bernadette”.

His new addition to the Land Rover will surely make camping more exciting from now on. If you’re interested in updating to spend more time in nature, the basecamp option comes with a starting price tag of $19,500, based on its size and specs.

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Zillers Garage Gives This BMW R 18 a One-of-a-Kind Futuristic Look.

When BMW unveiled the R 18 in April 2020, the design was clearly aimed at American V-twin customers. Drawing from BMW’s rich history with gloss black base paint, tasteful white pinstriping, and a massive air-cooled, 1,802cc boxer, the throwback cruiser heavily relied on nostalgia. BMW’s extensive accessories collection along with the introduction of the Classic, B, and Transcontinental variants only cement the R 18’s retro appeal. However, Zillers Garage Gives This BMW R 18 a One-of-a-Kind Futuristic Look, and AMERiders gives you the information on this beauty.

Despite the Bavarians’ vintage inspirations and aspirations, Zillers Garage had a different vision when BMW turned the R 18 over to a Moscow-based custom motorcycle shop. Commissioned to build a one-of-a-kind R 18, Zillers’ expert builder Mikhail Smolânovym turned to his signature style, wrapping the long and low cruiser in sculpted sheets of metal.

Similar to Zillers Garage’s custom R NineT, Smolânovym wraps the Bavarian boxer in additional bodywork. From a new speedometer-integrated fuel tank cover to the beefy fork shrouds to the hefty side panels, the bespoke Beemer takes on a futuristic guise. However, Zillers makes sure the 1,802cc opposed-twin remains the crown jewel of the build, leaving the boxer visible behind the metal cladding.

To match the new Avant-Garde form, Smolânovym also fashioned a new subframe to support the floating saddle. He also incorporates the rear brake light into the seat’s new futuristic form. Further aft, the swingarm receives burly metal shrouding as well while a wrap-around license hanger suits the modern aesthetic. Though the wire-spoke wheels remain, Zillers covers them with disc-like inserts to streamline the build.

The final touches include yoke-integrated handlebars, bar-end mirrors, and twin exhaust silencers that peek out from behind the metal side panels. Zillers also fabricated multiple versions of the custom build, with various anodized finishes. Unfortunately, the custom garage recently unveiled the project, so studio images aren’t available just yet. As soon as they are, however, we will share the fully detailed photos. For now, head over to Zillers Garage’s Instagram page for more on the custom R 18 build.

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