Sexual debauchery, Christian clothing, eating habits that included alcohol consumption… Mohamed Ibn Mardanis (nicknamed the wolf king of Murcia, Spain) became famous on both sides of the border for his lifestyle and if he had reigned in these times, I would probably have ridden this BMW R1200S, just finished by Lord Drake Kustoms.
Perhaps it has been, the most fun and exciting LDK project of the last year for the spectacular result and especially for being a BMW base not very common so far in the world of customization.
Fran Manen (owner of LDK), received a call from Fernando Cuello in which he commented that they had recommended Lord Drake Kustoms as the right company to make his dream come true: A BMW and unique and brutal.
At a later meeting they finalized the project and finally it was decided to use as a base a BMW R1200S from 2007. Fernando’s instructions to Fran to make the motorcycle were clear and strict: matte black and orange, a huge tank, cafe-racer style but with stud wheels and as simple as possible.
He began work and halfway through the almost finished tank Fran noticed that it was too large to paint everything in matte black and that some graphics should be added in orange, he called Fernando to explain it and hence the idea of putting a name . “Mardanis,” Fernando said, and then explained the origin of it; After the conversation and without having seen the motorcycle yet, Fernando’s expectations multiplied, he was so excited about the project that he decided that he would not see it until it was finished and that then he would have a great party in his honor.
When the day finally came when the “Mardanis” was revealed to its owner and a group of friends, it was at the spectacular party that was held on the estate where the ruins of Mohamed Ibn Mardanis castle “The wolf king”, in Monteagudo (Murcia).
BASE: BMW R1200S
CYLINDER: 1200 cc
FORK: Original modified
REAR SUSPENSION: Modified
SEAT: Handcrafted including upholstery
ESCAPES: Modified collectors and Supertrapp queue
FRONT WHEEL: 130 Continental Tire
REAR WHEEL: 180 Continental Tire
LIGHTING: Headlamp with support, turn signals and rear light
SPEED: Relocation of speedometer and control panel.
OTHER WORKS: paint, powder paint, graphics, cuffs, passenger footrest modification, wiring, etc.