It’s based on a low milage 2008 R1200S ABS model, which was the most powerful BMW sportbike you could buy until the HP2 Sport popped up. The 1170cc flat twin pumps out a tire-spinning 135 hp, and has just 155 kilos to push around. And there’s a hefty 112.0 Nm of torque on tap too.

The custom paintwork is pearlescent white with the BMW Rally stripes. The rear end and seat are all one-off custom.

New LED lighting all round – Air box removed and replaced with K&N air filters – New cooler and wider flexi pipes to improve oil cooling and improve engine performance – New fabricated exhaust manifold pipe with titanium GR Moto silencer (M.O.T. passable with baffle).

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And different this R1200S certainly is, with a fresh and punchy visual style that doesn’t compromise the practicality. The machine was delivered with full Öhlins suspension, which is a desirable factory option, plus the extra wide rear wheel.

Not surprisingly, the client had a cafe racer in mind—but after a good discussion with the builder, the direction shifted towards the street tracker style.