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


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