Custom BMW R100r: The Moon Crawler

Ironwood Motorcycles has named this custom BMW R100r ‘The Moon Crawler’. Check out the images below and you’ll also be over-the-moon about the bike.

Custom BMW R100r: The Moon Crawler

The Moon Crawler by Ironwood Motorcycles

The Moon Crawler bike is a crossover between two previous builds by Ironwood Motorcycles; “The Mutant and “The Deathstar”. To potentially handle the surface of the moon with dust and craters, the bike is equipped with rugged shocks from Ohlins which enables smooth manoeuvring while a pair of Brembo brakes takes care of efficient braking.

One of the creators of the Custom BMW R100r "Moon Crawler" Arjan van den Boom

An Akrapovic exhaust system is installed to give just the right type of roar to go with this kind of bike. The team’s welder Mervin has mounted the BMW RnineT muffler onto the front-to-back custom piping: a time-consuming task but nothing less than a piece of art!

The Moon Crawler by Ironwood Motorcycles

“It sits like a bobber, handles like a caferacer… what more could one ask for?”
IWC Motorcycles

Custom BMW R100r: The Moon Crawler

In order to satisfy the parameter needs, the team has also integrated a nifty Motogadget speedo (Scope Pro) onto a custom-made aluminum top clamp. The semi chunk tires (dual-sport) are from Heidenau K60 Scouts (18” up front, and 17” at the back). and gives a nice grip even in challenging conditions. As Ironwood puts it themselves: “It sits like a bobber, handles like a caferacer…what more could one ask for”.

Akrapovic exhaust system is installed to give just the right type of roar to go with the bike
Photos by Paul van ML

BMW R100r “The Moon Crawler” Specifications:

  • Skeleton of BMW R100r
  • Deep green paint
  • Brown leather upholstery by Marcel Miller Kustom Upholstery
  • Motogadget control unit
  • Lithium-ion battery covered in leather battery case
  • Grips and switchgears from Motone
  • LED-lights under the seat serve as taillights and turn signals
  • Laser-cut tank emblems
  • Heidenau dual-sport tires

To ensure some comfort the IWC mounted a basic bobber-style seat directly to the frame. It’s been upholstered by Marcel Miller at Miller Kustom Upholstery, who’s also the magician behind a matching battery box. The box is placed where the airbox once sat, so the engine now get’s fresh air through a pair of cone filters.

The creators of the Custom BMW R100r "Moon Crawler" Eric Kalter and Arjan van den Boom
The creators of the Custom BMW R100r “Moon Crawler” Eric Kalter and Arjan van den Boom

Price: Price tag unknown.

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