The BMW R1150GS is almost twenty years old, and a future candidate for classic status. And although BMW owners are famously fastidious with their bikes, many R1150s are now going to be looking a little the worse for wear.
If you’ve picked up a tired GS for $3,000 on Craigslist, 46Works has some inspiration for you right here—despite the BMW being a tricky platform to customize.
The huge boxer motor, shaft drive and quirky Telelever front suspension make the R1150GS unique—and they all seem to fit together in just one way. Even though we’ve seen numerous customs based on the original big ADV, most of them just look gawky and unbalanced.
It takes a sharp eye and massive talent to get it right—and master builder Shiro Nakajima has both.…