THE UL­TI­MATE FAN­TASY GARAGE

Kar Lee, the wizard be­hind MCN’S artist’s im­pres­sions re­veals his vir­tual dream garage 1

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Dream Garage -

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.

VER­SA­TILE

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

BMW W3

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