It’s easy for us in the west. Want to build an old airhead? Fire up Craigslist, go kick some tires and sooner or later you’ll have some Bavarian moto-goodness sitting in the shed. But in other parts of the world the dance is much harder. Like in Chennai, India, where Royal Enfield gurus KR Customs have crafted a sawn-off, BMW-inspired Continental GT.
KR’s Krishna Rajan is a huge BMW fan. “During a trip to Switzerland last year I had the pleasure of riding a GS800. I knew wanted to make a custom bike with BMW at its heart.” And things started well, with Krishna stumbling across a great big ol’ airhead tank during a work trip to Princeton. “The tank was from the 80’s but looked in pretty good nick,” he says. “It was always a dream to make a cafe or brat style bike with a airhead tank as a centrepiece”.