Guilty Customs BMW GC1200R Bagger
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The first rendering of Guilty Customs' BWW Bagger was drafted up by Bob Thrash of Thrash Designs. Underneath all that body work is a 2004 R1200CL pumped up with turbo power.
My buddy CJ Hanlon at Guilty Customs
recently gave me a peek at an upcoming project. Though Guilty Customs
has had a penchant for building open belt, jockey-shifting rigid bobbers or V-Twin powered choppers with girder forks in the past, this new endeavor deviates from the norm. And in the world of custom motorcycle building, reinventing yourself is always part of the fun.
CJ’s latest project is a raked, stretched and slammed BMW
Bagger. Big fenders, big bags and a sleek front fairing are a few of its signature traits. Here’s what CJ had to say about Guilty’s latest project.
“What we're using as the base bike is a 2004 R1200CL which happened to be my ride for few years (two trips across USA and some other multiple day trips). What we're doing is raking the front by use of changed trees and elongated and changed components under the tank. Then lengthening the single swingarm and drive shaft and shortening the two shocks on the bike. So some radical changes and a lot of sheet metal work. Yeah, it's definitely something we want to see as an "available modification" for owners of this bike and others in the BMW line. We're also putting turbo's on this "land barge"...to increase the pitiful performance of the stock bike. There are definitely some cool things going on yes, it's a diversion from my V-Twin lines, but something I think the market is ready for.”
Knowing what CJ and his Guilty crew are capable of, we can’t wait to see the finished product. Until then, enjoy the rendering of Guilty Custom’s BMW Bagger done by well-known fabricator and artist Bob Thrash of Thrash Designs.
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