The Hutchbilt custom BMW R80 is dubbed the 'Skyway' and the motorcycle is influenced by BMX bikes from the 1970's and 1980's. The BMW Skyway is created by Californian custom bike specialist, Jeremy Hutch under the alias 'hutchbilt'. He has created no-less than five motorbikes in the past and each of which celebrates its own unique style.
Hutchbilt felt that the majority of BMW airhead builds in the custom motorcycle world were cliché, so that is why he decided to design the BMW Skyway. The motorcycle features an upgraded Yamaha R6 front-end, custom 3CR12 brake rotors along with rear shocks that are both progressive and adjustable.
repurposing an anti-aircraft grade headlight from one of his engineers, Jeremy integrated it to fit the motor gadget keyless ignition and headlight seamlessly.
The BMW Skyway also features a custom walnut base that was hand laminated by a furniture designer to fit the subframe, and house recessed LED lights. The soft seat and tank cover were both handmade in Napa suede with hexagonal stitching by Eric Groenewald, using elastic and earth magnet side seams to hug the profile of the tank. The custom graphics come from a Mexican blanket stance sock that Jeremy had which he handed to his painter, and asked for an interpretation of the BMW racing colours. Have a look at the video to see the aesthetically pleasing BMW SKyway in action. It is mind blowing!