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