It’s not surprising that we don’t see many customs based on the BMW R 1200 GS. It might be the world’s most popular ADV bike, but it’s also crammed with tech and bigger than Ben Hur. Firestones and pipewrap simply won’t cut it here.
That didn’t deter Kaichiro Kurosu of Cherry’s Company from having a crack at it, though. He’s gone for a high-impact, in-your-face restyle—the bravest move we’ve seen since El Solitario revealed their infamous R nineT ‘Impostor’ three years ago.
The idea for this most unusual machine came from a Spanish chap who was living in Japan at the time. “At first, it was a vague custom request,” says Kurosu-san. “Then he started planning an adventure tour around Europe and Asia—so we decided that the base vehicle should be a BMW R 1200 GS.”
The brief contained a couple of requests: keep the riding position, so the BMW would still be comfortable over long distances, and keep at least a vestige of tandem seating.…