Octavia – BMW G650 XChallenge Custom

In Custom, Germany by Abhi0 Comments

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3-15-2017: A year later, this bike is back up for sale. I like how different this bike is, but a $100 discount might not be enough to attract interesting. Find it (still in Cape Town, South Africa) for $13,100 here on the Bike Shed.

You don’t often see custom motorcycles based on BMW’s G series of motorcycles, but Jens Henkel of Hyde Designs in Cape Town, South Africa didn’t let that stop him. This bike has made the rounds on sites like BikeEXIF over the last week – but I just found out that it’s for sale, so now it’s time for me to share it as well!

Octavia - BMW XChallenge - Triple Tree

Jens (who is a one man shop) took 6 months to create this build, and it’s currently in testing to eliminate any teething issues. Highlights of the build include the custom bodywork/subframe, SpeedHut bars, Showa forks with Yamaha R1 springs, Suzuki wheels, Stealth Pipes exhaust, and the radiator from a BMW K1200.

Octavia - BMW XChallenge - Top

This is apparently Hyde Designs’ first build – and I like that Jens decided to try his hand with a bike that rarely gets customized. If you agree, find this BMW XChallenge for sale here on the Hyde Designs website for $13,200 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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