Diamond Atelier presents new R nineT conversion

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When the world of customising and basketball gets together, the result is a full blown urban cafe racer in a radical and uncompromising style – called DA#4 BMW R nineT. The release party of the new custom bike takes place on Friday, 6 May 2016 in Munich.

PURE UNIQUES.
R nineT conversions

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The R nineT provides the perfect basis for individual customisation projects. With just a few judicious changes, its rear end can be switched from a passenger-bearing setup to a solo configuration, while the separation of electronics and engine mean that there is almost no limit to what professional customizers can achieve. Some well-known customizers have given themselves free rein with the R nineT. Their unmistakeable hallmarks show what you can do with the modern classic Boxer with the right blend of know-how and creativity.

 

DA#4.
Diamond Atelier and K1X.

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When the world of customising and basketball gets together, the result is a full blown urban cafe racer in a radical and uncompromising style – called DA#4. As the custom motorcycle brand Diamond Atelier and the basketball brand K1X are both based in Munich, it was clear from the beginning that the base could only come from BMW. The brand new R nineT was chosen to be transformed in a way which hasn’t been seen before.

Diamond Atelier provided the design and mechanical skills to convert K1X’s vision of an aggressive, low-slung bike. Army-green details are a hint at K1X’s upcoming fall/winter collection. The logos are made out of original sterling silver and the bike features a genuine diamond in typical Diamond Atelier manner. Other highlights include air intakes running through the handcrafted gas tank and reworked cutting-edge electronics. CNC-machined one-of pieces like the top triple clamp or alternator cover branded with the iconic K1X leaf complete the build.

One of the main appointments in the bike’s 2016 schedule is its appearance at the Glemseck 101 sprint, where it will be raced in the ‘Essenza’ top class on the 1/8th mile.

 

L’Echappée Belle.
Old School Engineering.

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R nineT conversion deluxe: BMW Motorrad was invited to a custom contest in Paris. French customisers were requested to submit their drafts for an R nineT conversion. The jury, consisting of Fred “Krugger” Bertrand, two-time custom champion, and Ola Stenegård, motorcycle designer, evaluated the designs.The team of French customising company Old School Engineering (OSE) secured victory with their extraordinary sidecar concept: a brand-new R nineT and a 10,000 euro capital. With this, the boys can implement their submitted concept. The result: “L’Echappée Belle” – “The Great Escape”. The customisers are reviving the sidecar with this one-off.

 

Spirit of Zeller.
Officine Sbrannetti.

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The Spirit of Zeller is a homage to the German racing legend, Walter Zeller. Inspired by the BMW RS 54 from 1954, the customisers at Officine Sbrannetti put everything into the modifications, making use of all their technical craftsmanship.

The original seat was replaced with a new handmade one, wrapped entirely in leather. The protective plates are formed from solid metal. To ensure even more motor racing character, they fitted two separate handlebars, which made space for a simple 50s style speedometer. The “Mass” exhaust system provides the appropriate sound. The Italian customiser didn’t hold back with the bike’s paint. And to ensure that the completely new paint scheme doesn’t get scratched, there is a leather tank belt for protection. The silver grey elements such as the fork, wheel rims, handlebar covers, valve covers and Cardan shaft drive provide a contrast to the colour. The colourful highlight is the bright yellow number plates with start numbers cut from aluminium.

There’s no doubt: the guys at Officine Sbrannetti have created a genuine racing bike from the R nineT. That’s why they’re in pole position for us.

 

Chocolate Slider.
JSK Customs.

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Wild fun through the streets and through the dirt roads, this vision was in the minds oft he JSK Customizer from California prior to their R nineT remodelling.Created was a scrambler with a typically elevated exhaust pipe, wrapped in carbon for no leg burns. The adjustable Supertrapp silencer creates a full, rich sound and the BMX-style handlebars contribute to the bike’s offroad abilities. Smauel Kao, the brains behind JSK, is an old BMW fan and, therefore, decided for the classic BMW motorsports colors red, dark and light blue.In conjunction with its knobby tries, the Chocolate Slider is so aggressive and massive that one just wants to get on and blast over a rutty road.

 

Rat Tracker.
Kevil’s Speed Shop.

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The customizer at Kevil’s Speed Shop were infected with the passion and enthusiasm for the R nineT and built their very own version. Their topic: ‘Rat Rod’.The base design was to remain unchanged that the bike is immediately to be detected as an R nineT. With patinated edges and a Nefarius lining, the guys from Great Britain have created a true old school look. In addition to the startling colour, the striking exhaust system, the wide tyres and the whole front arrange for the aggressive and powerful appearance. Yet, as is generally known, the devil is in the details: diamond pattern on the seat, LED-indicator by Motogadget, the headlamp housing, and much more…What was created is a rusty red Rat Tracker that polarises, but no matter if you find it good or not – it definitely stands out.

 

NINE T COFFEE LOW FAT.
VTR Customs.

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To build the lowest, smallest and slimmest cafe racer and base it on the fat tire look of the R nineT – that was the aim of the Swiss custom brand VTR Customs. The owner Daniel Weidmann and his team wanted to create a low fat bike – a bike, which combines the board tracker style and picks up on the coffee-to-go trend with a crafty pun.

Every detail of the bike testifies to the neat manual work: Inspired by the vintage bikes of the 1970’s, the fuel tank was downsized, the chassis shortened and the saddle became more slender. The fuel indicator, as well as the manually fitted aluminum rear and the cockpit panels, are custom-built. Not to forget the powerful sound of the special 2-in-1 bend with its MotoGP “noisemaker” by Akrapovič.

 

CLUBMAN RACER.
46Works.

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The biggest challenge facing Siro Nakajima was the hand-made aluminium chassis. This was a whole new experience for someone who usually has to deal with technical upgrades. The outcome reflects his true passion. He focused entirely on the qualities provided by the boxer engine itself: lightness, speed and handling. His conversion is about 30 kilos lighter than the original and features classic MotoGP-type rims.The Clubman Racer clearly reflects the determination Shiro Nakajima put into his work: it is a real milestone among the R nineT custom bikes.

 

CLUBMAN RACER.
46Works.

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The biggest challenge facing Siro Nakajima was the hand-made aluminium chassis. This was a whole new experience for someone who usually has to deal with technical upgrades. The outcome reflects his true passion. He focused entirely on the qualities provided by the boxer engine itself: lightness, speed and handling. His conversion is about 30 kilos lighter than the original and features classic MotoGP-type rims.The Clubman Racer clearly reflects the determination Shiro Nakajima put into his work: it is a real milestone among the R nineT custom bikes.

 

BOXER.
Hide Motorcycle.

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Working on the core element of his boxer was quite a headache for Hideya Togashi: creating an unwrought, untreated aluminium fuel tank simply did not allow any margin of error. Togashi spent more than a month perfecting it – and his efforts finally paid off: its slim-line shape perfectly matches the bike’s timeless, classic and athletic design.The trim is especially reminiscent of 1970s racing bikes – only the exhaust silencers are missing. But their absence is not really felt here because they lead elegantly into the frame and don’t appear again until just behind the spring strut under the seat.There’s no doubt about it: Hideya Togashi’s boxer arouses memories and desires among all motorcycle enthusiasts.

 

CYCLONE.
Brat Style.

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It’s not for nothing that Go Takamine is one of the most influential customisers in the world. There is nobody more expert than he is at adding a touch of lightness and vintage flair to a bike. The Cyclone crafted by him is perhaps the best example. Slim-line and light-footed, it strikes a perfect balance between the past and the future.The flawless paint finish and the superb chrome parts make it look older than it really is underneath. As a traditionalist, Go Takamine has replaced the ABS with a weighty drum brake – perfect for short trips into town to attract the admiring glances of passers-by.After all, that’s all part of the Brat Style concept.

 

HIGHWAY FIGHTER.
Cherry’s Company.

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A peek into the future at what BMW motorcycles might look in ten years’ time – this was what Kaichiroh Kurosu set out to achieve with his project. The result is the Highway Fighter – a machine that looks as though it has come straight off the set of a Batman film. This beauty on two wheels is set in a handmade aluminium body that harmoniously combines all components. Surprisingly, Kaichiroh Kurosu sought inspiration in the past of BMW Motorrad and found it in the legendary BMW R7 of 1934.Yet the boxer’s hyper-modern style is not only down to details such as the powerful Brembo brake cylinder and the elegant grille on the front frame. As a whole, this machine simply feels like something out of the future. We can hardly wait!

 

STOCKHOLM SYNDROME.
Unique Custom Cycles.

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat. Eat, sleep, create, repeat … This was the fixed daily routine for UCC’s Ronna Norén and Gordon for a period of five weeks. Why? Because the Swedes were working on their personal interpretation of the BMW R nineT – not just to impress us but also the jury of the Custom Bike Show in Norrtälje. And it has to be said: this enormous time pressure has brought forth a veritable diamond of custom boxer art.The list of hand-crafted parts is as long as the working hours put in by the two men – right up to just a few moments before the final presentation of the “Stockholm Syndrome” project on stage in Norrtälje. And they were rewarded with looks of marvel and amazement, as well as enthusiastic reactions such as that of Ola Stenegard, Head of Vehicle Design with BMW Motorrad: “They just nailed it!”

 

TRACK GRINDER.
Urban Motor.

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The Track Grinder is the world’s first remodelling of the R nineT and already sets the bar high for the remodelling of the Boxer: with plenty of love of detail, a courageous choice of colour and a lengthy list of customised and hand-made parts, the typical cross-over style of this remodelling project is the embodiment of URBAN MOTOR.URBAN MOTOR in cooperation with Sonja Wiese (colour scheme), Uwe Thoss (aluminium engineering), Sven van den Brandt (painting), PTL (powder coating), John Betzien (saddle work).

 

IMPOSTOR.
El Solitario.

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“Powerful, excessive, raw, burnt, merciless … She is an evil machine“ – there are probably no better words to describe this R nineT custom project, as David Borras of EL SOLITARIO says. A couple hundred meters of stainless steel struts and over 700 working hours have transformed this new classic boxer into a custom bike that is reminiscent of a mutated version of a 1980s tourer. The eccentric monstrosity was first exhibited at „The ONE Motocycle Show“ where it greatly polarized the masses – just like all custom projects by EL SOLITARIO.

 

CONCEPT NINETY.
CONCEPT EXPERIMENT. ROLE MODEL.

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The BMW R 90 S was a true icon. It paired ground-breaking performance with progressive design. This classic boxer celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2013 and also on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of BMW Motorrad, a unique bike was created together with Roland Sands Design recalling a golden era of motorcycling: the Concept Ninety.

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