Interview: BMW Motorrad’s Edgar Heinrich on the Just-Unveiled R 18

Tracing the cruiser's path from concept to production with the head of design

After dazzling the motorcycling world with the Concept R 18 and Concept R 18 /2 (aka “slash-two”) last year, BMW Motorrad makes their long-awaited entry into the American cruiser bike market with the forthcoming official R 18. We’ve observed what’s possible in terms of adapting the huge 1800cc air- and oil-cooled boxer twin-engine for custom builds (thanks to Motorrad handing prototype versions to Custom Works Zon …

M7 Cruiser

With a functional and attractive diagonal mixte-frame, the M7 from Public Bikes blends the classic French-style step-through with a sporty upright shape. Handmade from lightweight steel, this bicycle features a Shimano Mega range derailleur gear system, puncture-resistant tires and front and rear rack mounts—for bags, baskets or cargo racks. Available in two colors and two sizes, this bike is ideal for daily commuting and weekend …

RL 275 BMX Bike

Made in collaboration with A$AP Ferg, Redline’s RL 275 is a hybrid BMX bike and cruiser. With handbrakes and Vee Speedster tires, this upgraded iteration (the original usually doesn’t come with brakes) remains true to its core identity. The aluminum frame is lightweight and durable and its shape is old-school but the bike boasts plenty of contemporary features.