Say hello to the R 18 Iron Annie, a rideable masterpiece inspired by the legendary Junkers Ju 52 airplane from the 1930s, also known as the “Iron Annie,” unveiled by BMW Motorrad and VTR Motorrad & Customs. The details are pretty impressive, the one-off bike is based on the R 18 First Edition and has been given an aircraft-inspired makeover.
“What almost pained us a little when we saw all the handmade, bright aluminium sheets shimmering and shining was that they would have to be painted. However, we are extremely satisfied with the result because the R 18 IRON ANNIE differs even more clearly from our well-known SPITFIRE, which is also designed in aviation style,” Daniel Weidmann, Owner & Managing Director of VTR Motorrad & VTR Customs.
Painted in grey and black colour scheme this beauty comes with a saddle-inspired seat, a customized speedometer by Zeitzone Zürich, and 18- and 21- inch wheels made by Kineo.
The BMW R 18 Iron Annie will receive road approval, and its presence on Lake Geneva is sure to attract a lot of attention. It will remain a unique model as promised to the customer. Full detailed specifications below.
BMW R 18 Iron Annie by VTR Customs specifications:
Base: BMW R 18 First Edition.
Sheet metal parts: Fuel tank, rear, side panels, cockpit, mudguard, Aluminium handmade by VTR Customs.
Fork: shortened and DLC-coated stanchions.
Suspension strut: Wilbers, height adjustable.
Wheels: Kineo front 3.5 x 21″, rear 6 x18″.
Tyres: Avon Cobra, 120/70-21 and 200/55-18.
Handlebars: ABM Vario Clip.
Speedometer: Customized by Zeitzone Zürich.
Brake / clutch pump: Magura HC3.
Saddle: VTR Customs & Yves Knobel Saddlery.
Exhaust system: Walzwerk.
Number plate holder: Berham Customs.
Side indicator and rear lights: Kellermann Atto.
Paintwork: VTR Customs & Freuler AG, Benken.