Steampunk BMW R100 Motorcycle
Famed motorcycle builder Dirk Oehlerking of Kingston Custom has unveiled his latest creation, called “Good Ghost,” the third in his trilogy of unique bikes. The first two were based on the BMW R80, but this latest build started with a 1980 BMW R100 RS chassis. It’s mainly stock, but he did swap out the shaft drive swing arm for a single-shock BMW ‘Monolever’ unit, equipped with a YSS shock. Read more for additional pictures and information.


Steampunk BMW R100 Motorcycle
Steampunk BMW R100 Motorcycle
Steampunk BMW R100 Motorcycle
To enclose the R100 in a full-length fairing, Dirk started by designing a framework with wire and tape before covering it in cardboard to create a mockup of the final bike. Next, the entire structure was hand-shaped from 2mm thick aluminum. Since the rider is placed on top of the motorcycle, a small fuel cell had to be fabricated that sits behind the transmission, paired with an external fuel pump.

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Steampunk BMW R100 Motorcycle
Steampunk BMW R100 Motorcycle
Steampunk BMW R100 Motorcycle

In 2019, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Dallas took place at the Haas Moto Museum. The White Phantom and Black Phantom were the main attraction in the museum that weekend. That honored and touched me very much. Bobby Haas and museum director Stacey Mayfield asked me if it was possible to build a third Phantom, so that a trilogy, a family, would be created,” said Dirk to Bike Exif.