The BMW R1200R is a sweet motorcycle when you get it stock, boasting serious cornering chops, classic looks, and a supremely comfortable riding experience. Ludovic Lazareth's latest custom build, though, turns the BMW R1200R into an entirely new beast.
Commissioned by a French client who wanted a "neo-retro Scrambler," the bike can be accurately described as a cross between a Scrambler and a cafe racer, combining modern elements with undeniably retro touches. The bike's dynamic is shifted entirely forward, using a truncated seat/tail unit to make the profile even more pronounced.
The Lazareth BMW R1200R is quite a drastic makeover for the source motorcycle, with the 100-hp engine and the paralever suspension being two of the few parts kept from the original. It gets a new tubular chassis, new widened Yamaha YZF-R6 sportbike forks, chunky Continental Twinduro tires, and a new Ixil exhaust with dual sculpted aluminum mufflers. The cockpit has been stripped down to the bare essentials, as well, with just one analog speedometer, mirrors at the ends of the handlebar, and a few lights.
You can check out a whole load of pictures of the Lazareth BMW R1200R from Custom Auto Moto's official website. While there, you may want to explore the crew's other projects, some of which definitely up the ante on wild and crazy compared to this custom build.