Blitz BMW R60/2

BMW R60/2
In the car world, you often see “murdered out” vehicles, painted completely black for a sleek and sinister look. You occasionally see it in the motorcycling world—Steve Jones’ Ducati being an example—but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a fifty-year-old classic motorcycle given the “murder” look. This traffic-stopping machine, called “Great Escape“, is a 1963 BMW R60/2 customized by Blitz Motorcycles of France. Hugo, Léo and Fred have restored this 594 cc (36 ci), shaft-driven Boxer twin, powdercoated the frame, fork and handlebar in matt black, and then used high-temperature black for the engine. The R60/2 was completely rewired, stripped of its fenders and fitted with 18” Mitas Enduro tires. It’s a look that seems to suit the bike, especially with that oddball swing-arm suspension at the front as well as the back. Ein schönes Motorrad, ja? [Blitz are building quite a portfolio of rough-hewn customs—there are Kawasaki, Triumph and Yamaha creations on the Blitz website. Photos: Fabrice Berry.]

BMW R60/2
BMW R60/2
BMW R60/2