Two Custom BMW K 1600 GTL Bikes from Japan

These two stunners come from BMW Motorrad Japan. They were custom built by Kenji Kawakita of Hot Dock Custom Cycles and Kenji Nagai of Ken’s Factory, and even though the end results are very much different, both models were based on the intimidating BMW K 1600 GTL bike with its 1649 cc 6-cylinder engine.

Two Custom BMW K 1600 GTL Bikes

BMW K 1600 GTL Bikes
BMW K 1600 GTL Bikes Side View

The only elements that have remained unaltered for these cool projects were the engine and the sturdy frame. Everything else has been revamped, reinterpreted and redesigned. They flaunt infinitely more character and are dangerously alluring for motorcycle enthusiasts. Too bad they are not for sale, because we imagine they would make some ridiculously expensive bikes if they were.

Kenji Nagai’s model is highly futuristic, with cool aluminum parts and some very intimidating wheels: a 23-inch one at the front and a 20-inch one at the rear. Its new name is Ken’s Factory Special. Kenji Kawakita, on the other hand, went for a more dystopian-future-inspired look, with a military design, a dark grey paintjob, and an overall menacing appearance. The name is also very fitting: Juggernaut.

BMW K 1600 GTL Bike Front View

Kenji Nagai BMW K 1600 GTL Bike
Ken’s Factory Special Side View 1
BMW K 1600 GTL Bike Front View 1
Kenji Kawakita Military Design
BMW K 1600 GTL Kenji Kawakita Lights

By : - 8 Sep 2015