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- May 18, 2020
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The BMW R nineT is a delightfully retro-looking motorcycle from the Bavarian brand, with design that’s reeking with possibilities of customisation. Now, Zillers Garage from Moscow has taken the bike to a whole new level with their latest aviation-themed custom build.
It’s hard to believe this motorcycle began its life as a 2016 BMW R nineT. Dmitry Golubchikov, who runs the custom house, has given the bike a full custom bodywork that looks curvy yet aerodynamic at the same time. In fact, the entire bodywork is handbuilt using aluminium, and it took them 10 months to finish this project. The fairing around the LED headlamp flows into the fuel tank section. The handlebar and the instrument cluster area is encapsulated by a curvy panel, hiding away all the uneven portions for a smooth silhouette.
The clip-on handlebars seem to have little degree of movement through the holes on the sides but practicality isn’t the first thing kept in mind while creating this custom. The handlebars along with the tank-mounted switchgear, footpegs, clutch and brake master cylinders are all custom made. It also gets a minimalistic digital speedometer mounted on the fuel tank. They’ve designed the lower portion of the bodywork to be flat so that it doubles up as a stand to keep the bike upright.
You might think the inverted front fork and the BMW Paralever rear monoshock look awfully slammed. But the custom house has made sure it can rise above ground using a custom pneumatic actuation system. Pretty neat, eh?
To go with the clean bodywork, Dmitry had to rewire all the electricals. Interestingly, he has kept the powertrain intact. You get the same 1,170cc boxer twin air-cooled engine with oil cooler which churns out 110PS at 7550rpm and 119.3Nm at 6000rpm, linked to a 6-speed transmission with hydraulic clutch. All in all, this looks like the right kind of motorcycle that Batman would ride in a post-coronavirus pandemic world!
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