“Icon” – Ray Masters Art in Motion

A Canadian collector of Ray’s work wanted to make his new BMW-R1200C unique. To make the dream a reality, he turned to Ray, sent him the BMW’s body parts – and let him loose on the project.

Regarding the design, it is truly a one of a kind paint scheme, Ray points out “I wanted to make sure it would be very arty!”. Now the work is completed, Ray has joined other BMW “art car” painters including David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Alexander Calder, who in the past, have all used these “ultimate driving machines” as canvases for their creations.

Ray Masters flamboyant hand painted BMW 1200C motorcycle is an outrageous representation of many classic biking icons, skulls, girls, dice, snakes Masters style! Masters spent four months completing the painting, which was followed by 18 hand rubbed clear coats to complete the project.

The owner, International Snowboard Hall of Famer, Ken Achenback recently loaned the outrageous machine to Ray for his successful debut Canadian art show in Vancouver B.C.

The BMW R1200C is a large and powerful motorcycle.  It was designed as a road cruising bike, meant for comfort and power on the highway.  This was really the first cruising bike designed by BMW.  An innovation for comfort is that the passenger seat folds up when not in use and can be used as a back rest by the driver.  The BMW has greater ground clearance than a lot of other comparable cycles, allowing more lean on turns.  However, some of the bike’s power has been compromised in order to obtain its smooth ride.