THE ULTIMATE FANTASY GARAGE
Kar Lee, the wizard behind MCN’S artist’s impressions reveals his virtual dream garage 1
Although a lot of my renderings are sportsbikes, I would love to ride this – a BMW W3 I created for a magazine in the US. BMW had filed patents for a W-configuration triple to fill the void left by the R1200C custom which had failed to capture public imagination in the cruiser market.
As good as the Boxer powerplant is, there are restrictions to the capacity and cruiser customers want big cubes. BMW felt that a V-twin wouldn’t stand them apart from the cruiser crowd but a W-triple would.
I’m not normally a custom bike fan but I’d happily swing a leg over this and can only imagine what it would sound like. I loved the challenge of this – the engine clearly didn’t exist so I had to create it from scratch in Photoshop.
Popping to the shops or cruising around Europe? Choose from the short bars and solo seat or luggage and pull back bars. Either way you’ll turn heads if BMW ever build it.
Dear Santa, please can we have one? Direct from the brain of Kar Lee and now we’re asking Santa for one