Ironwood Custom Motorcycles has been producing bespoke bikes for a while, gaining a solid reputation for airhead BMW builds. Their latest project is a new approach for the custom-happy. Not only did they use a BMW R1250GS Adventure model for their Dominator build, they also included a watch from TW Steel, who commissioned the project. The duo became a trio when BMW Motorrad Netherlands came on board with the desire to commemorate 10 years of sales dominance in the Dutch market.
“We all had the same vision,” said Arjan van den Boom, who heads up the Ironwood shop, “to create an extraordinary custom bike and matching timepiece, to align with BMW’s ‘decade of dominance.’ We could craft the motorcycle while TW Steel developed the watch. The ‘Dominator’ was conceived!” That conception also came with a grand vision of what the bike could be. “We thought, let’s break the rules and envision the future from Ironwood’s perspective. This build is from another planet, or the future if you will; DeLorean meets Tesla Cybertruck, Bladerunner versus Tron,” Arjan said.
Of course, you don’t come up with a futuristic build without a bit of custom work, and the Dominator has plenty of customisation, including the layered side panels and the space-worthy headlight nacelle. Ironwood did keep the stock TFT display—which has its own futuristic qualities to begin with. The display was relocated to be a part of the tank, which has a sunken portion where a transparent case houses the TW Steel watch. Ironwood also added in a BMW S1000XR LED headlight in the front and an S1000RR taillight in the back. A custom exhaust job snakes its way through the bike. The custom work also includes a set of carbon fibre fork sleeves, an engine cover, leather upholstery for the seat and tank done with hexagonal stitching, machined top triple, and a set of forged carbon fibre Rotobox wheels. The whole is a fantastic piece of futuristic art that keeps time in more ways than one.