BMW Motorcycles are refined performance machines, no question about it. What happens when you torque it up to brutal? You get the BMW Slugger, a 200 horsepower two-wheeled juggernaut of a bike that’s propelled by a monster turbo-charged six-cylinder boxer engine. Swedish bike builder Stellan Egeland, who previously bestowed the steampunkish “Harrier” bike upon the motorcycling world, put nearly 900 hours into the ‘Slugger’ and the results are nothing short of astounding. The beefy looking bike is kept light via the use of titanium and the 50/50 front-to-rear weight ratio aids balance and handling, and nearly every piece is non-standard, so it’s a true custom bike. The on-demand torque throughout the powerband makes this bike is consistent and probably a might shocking since the full weight of the bike on a full tank is a mere 418 pounds. It’s tantamount to strapping a 200 hp engine to a Biggest Loser contestant after a mid-sized meal. Mr. Egeland didn’t intend for the bike to simply look great standing still. It was painstakingly built to be his personal ride and sadly not for sale, unless you can come up with the funds to have him build one just for you. We should all be so fortunate.
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