BMW Motorrad launched the sport tourer R 1150 R in 2001 as a replacement of R 1100 R. R 1150 R was powered by a 1,130cc flat twin boxer engine churning out 95 hp and 98 Nm of torque and paired to a 6-speed transmission. 

A special edition model named BMW R 1150 R Rockster was created to celebrate 80 years of BMW’s motorcycle manufacturing. Power train is based on standard R 1150 R. Rockster features Telelever front and single-sided rear suspension systems. Only 2003 units were made, with special paint scheme and serial number badge on the frame. 

BMW discontinued this model in 2005. North East Custom based out of Italy managed to get a 2003 model R 1150 R Rockster and modded it to a modern beast.

Original Specifications:

– Engine: Flat twin boxer 
– Displacement: 1,130cc
– Power: 95 hp @ 6,750 rpm
– Torque: 98 Nm @ 5,500 rpm
– Transmission: 6-speed / Shaft

Customisation Highlights:

– Donor bike: BMW R1150
– Model: 2003
– Öhlins suspension
– Slimmer saddle
– Custom front and rear

Courtesy: North East Custom
Images: Filippo Molena


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