Kingston Builds Final Motorcycle of Art Deco BMW Trilogy, 'Good Ghost'

Kingston Custom finished its third and final art-deco BMW motorcycle, called the 'Good Ghost.'
Brad Bergan

The renowned custom motorcycle builder Dirk Oehlerking of Kingston Custom has completed building his two-wheeled trilogy of reiminagined motorcycles — with the third and final installment, called "Good Ghost," according to a blog post on its website.


Good Ghost's front fairing extends beyond handmade clip-ons. Source: Kingston Custom

Kingston brings art deco BMW trilogy full circle

This comes four years after Oehlerking debuted the first of the trilogy — "White Phantom" — later followed up with the BMW-based and art deco-inspired "Black Phantom."

The Good Ghost was commissioned by Haas Moto Museum in Dallas, Texas. Source: Kingston Custom

The latest motorcycle — Good Ghost — received its commission from the Haas Moto Museum in Dallas, Texas. The project kicked off as a 1980 BMW R100 RS, but was later treated with several BMW parts from the rich collection of components Oehlerking has gathered through the years.

The Good Ghost sports a quad analog instrument display. Source: Kingston Custom

In contrast to the other two bikes, the Good Ghost's bodywork takes an old-school attitude to aesthetics, with its front fairing extended past the build's handmade clip-ons, in addition to a single-piece brown leather and suede saddle lining the top of the bike — with a stacked quad analog instrument display beneath the top triple, reports HiConsumption.

The rear wheel covers open to reveal a tool and mess kit. Source: Kingston Custom

'Good Ghost' spares no expense for luxury motoring

As a whole, the bike is on a hinge, capable of folding up to reveal storage space, in addition to containing a tool and mess kit inside the rear wheel covers.

The Good Ghost's aesthetic practically screams old-school. Source: Kingston Custom

The front of the bike features a BMW 2002-style kidney grill, and the back sports a long pair of horizontal exhaust pipes that meet at a slashed point in the back.

As the auto-manufacturing industry increasingly adapts to the rise of all-electric vehicles, we should expect to see not only fresh retro-futuristic takes on old classics like the Ford Mustang, but also imaginative concepts showing up in the form of motorcycles like Kingston Custom's art-deco BMW trilogy.