We posted up a pic of this BMW R1200R build on our BSMC facebook page after seeing it on Angel V’s pages, and the Shares and Likes went ballistic, so despite knowing little about the bike we had to try and track down it’s creators to get better photos and more details.
Galaxy customs have a pretty comprehensive Facebook album showing the build on their FB pages, but we couldn’t find a main website. However, it’s pretty obvious from their photo album that this was a serious rebuild, mating a relatively new machine with modern chassis components to very old-school stance and bodywork. It’s certainly been a huge hit with all you cafe/custom aficionados.
The seat and lights come straight from the Jetson’s rocketship parts catalogue.
“Our idea was to make a bike with retro classic image, but at the same time having the inside edge technology.
The base used BMW R1200R. Redesigned modular chassis to make the center of gravity low for a good balance. Mounted adjustable front forks and wheels very interesting Kimmel. Distanzia Avon tires front 150/60/17 and the corresponding rear 160/60/17. The injectors are mounted to sports K & N filters.” [Galaxy Customs to The Bike Shed]
Header wrap meets billet engine guards. Radial brakes on USD forks meet a spoked tubeless wheel.
The beefy chassis parts and wide flat twin look all the more muscular with the old school tank and tractor-style seat grafted on, with 50’s style bullet tail lights and lack of rear subframe over the exposed rear fender. The components conspire together to create a bike that looks like a manga hero’s retro ride from an imagined future-past.
…We assume there’s a raygun tucked into the tank compartment to complete the whole story.
Love this view straight down the exhaust exit, showing the exposed rear wheel mounted to the single-sided swinger. Old school and new, in awkward harmony that somehow ticks all the right boxes.