BMW R65 Surfboard Motorcycle by Xabi Ithurralde

By - August 19th, 2013

BMW R65 Surfboard Motorcycle by Xabi IthurraldeA vintage bike fitted with a surfboard rack–what else does a guy need? Showcased at the annual Wheels & Waves festival in Biarritz, this sleek 1979 BMW R65 is catching its own wave of attention thanks to its subtle styling and new role as a surfboard caddy. Designed by Xabi Ithurralde over the course of 10 months, the rugged look of the stock R65 has been replaced with a slimmed down body, new hardware for the headlamps and handlebars, and a beautifully finished leather seat (courtesy of Louis Vuitton tannery Remy Carriat), providing a comfortable ride even with the upgraded scrambler wheels. The short-stroke engine and the overall weight were kept in-tact, which combine to help propel you between your runs. Unfortunately, with a build like this, we can’t expect a mass produced version to appear, but at least the free-wheeling feeling it elicits cannot be contained.

BMW R65 Surfboard Motorcycle by Xabi Ithurralde

BMW R65 Surfboard Motorcycle by Xabi Ithurralde

BMW R65 Surfboard Motorcycle by Xabi Ithurralde

BMW R65 Surfboard Motorcycle by Xabi Ithurralde

BMW R65 Surfboard Motorcycle by Xabi Ithurralde

BMW R65 Surfboard Motorcycle by Xabi Ithurralde
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