R 12 Street Ride, a frame with retro reminiscences that BMW surprised with at the Bike Shed London

One more year, the Bike Shed London has served to present new ideas and concepts such as BMW R 12 “Street Ride” that we show you today. An event held on May 24 and 26 at the Tobacco Dock venue and which this year, according to the official figures collected by the organization, they would have visited more than 16,000 people.

Other preparations such as the Royal Enfield Flat Track 450 or the Ducati Scrambler CR241 and RR241 prototypes were also part of this two-wheeled spectacle. However, today we want to focus on this Street Ridework of Pier City Customthe British trainer based in West Sussex that we have also recently told you about.

Specifically, after his excellent work carried out on this BMW R nineT “Akira”, about which Rory from PCC argues that: “It was a custom build requested by the client. “Based on the motorcycle of the anime movie character Akira, the owner works in movies and is a big fan of the saga!”

BMW R 12 “Street Ride”: Top-level seventies style

Going back to the BMW R 12 “Street Ride” We can see how PCC has done a superb job thanks to the incorporation of elements such as a custom G&G exhaust system, Ohlins rear shock absorber or a conical filter anchored to its two cylinders instead of the standard air-box.

R 12 Street Ride, the customized version of the German roadster with which BMW was presented at the Bike Shed London 2024

It also has some modified body elements, such as the two fenders or the small cowl that is integrated into its front. To finish off this customization, the PCC team chose to apply a color scheme where orange and yellow pair perfectly with the desired style.

Carina Hoeflerproduct manager at BMW Motorrad, told MCN colleagues: “The R12 customization possibilities are endless, and I think Pier City Cycles' custom R12 'Street Ride' is absolutely demonstrating its potential!”

R 12 Street Ride, the customized version of the German roadster with which BMW was presented at the Bike Shed London 2024

Concludes: “They added their own custom touches, including removing the airbox, which I really like. I think it's pretty and fits the bike perfectly. “They did a brilliant job.”

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