Back in 2018, renowned Swiss bespoke bike building outfit, VTR Customs was tapped by watch brand, TW Steel and BMW Motorrad to modify a 2017 R1200 R — a project that would ultimately result in one of the most heralded one-off moto builds of all time, the VTR Spitfire.
Born out of more than 1,100 man-hours of expert labor, the Spitfire was created using old school production methods, relying on hand-drawn sketches, an English wheel, and riveted construction throughout — a nod to the WW2-era RAF fighters that inspired the build. Riding on Shinko slicks, the project features a full aluminum torpedo-inspired set of bodywork with a massive set of intake scoops, a bespoke VTR-made tank housing a TW Steel ACE Spitfire watch, a one-off bench seat and tank pad, and a chopped yellow windscreen. Fitted with both NOS and a genuine flamethrower that’s controlled via an aircraft toggle switch, the boosted boxer twin now puts down up to 170hp and 115ft-lbs of torque. Having amassed more than half-a-dozen podium finishes at various Sultans Of Sprint drag racing events, VTR’s Spitfire build — which only has 94-miles on the clock — is now seeking a new home, with the bike listed on Classic Driver in Schmerikon, Switzerland with an asking price of $89,650.
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