The BMW R 18 has strong ties to Verona’s Motor Bike Expo (MBE). In 2020, the Bavarians introduced its R 18/2 Concept to the world at the MBE event. Two years later, the R 18 is still a highlight of the show, with BMW presenting two special custom renditions of the big-bore cruiser from Italian custom shops American Dream and Garage 221.
BMW’s automotive division frequently releases high-performance models under the brand’s M badge. American Dream applies that same mantra to the cruiser platform with the R 18 M. The shop attributes the initial design sketches to motorcycle design guru