Russia motorcycle customizers Ziller’s Garage has been modifying a BMW R9T touring bike, and got it ready in time for the Motovesna International Motor Show, which was of course canceled over COVID-19 concerns. But luckily for us, he’s decided to share images of the bike online.
BMW R9T is a customizer’s dream since it is one of the most popular “standard” motorcycles of our era. It is the ultimate retro-style roadster and considered by many as a blank canvas to customize. Designed by Mikhail Smolyanov and John Reed, the ultra-modern bike features a beautifully sculpted aluminum shell, custom spoked wheels, and light-up BMW badges.
The look was achieved by having a shell made entirely from fabricated aluminum parts that hide all the mechanical components.
The first step was to make a CAD drawing, and the sketch was done by John Reed Design. Afterwards, Smolyanov changed the suspension setup to lower ground clearance to change the bike’s stance. Then, Smolyanov modified the controls with the front brake and clutch levers to boost remote-controlled buttons. This helps adjust the air suspension. Overall, it looks like a dream. Also you might be interested in the best vintage motorcycles as well as in a list of 35 Best Vintage Motorcycle Helmets.