The BMW R nineT Hera Project

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A collaborative BMW R nine T custom build.

Recently, BMW Motorrad assigned a brand-new 2017 R nineT to Italian magazine Chop and Roll to create a custom build. The magazine took the challenge to a whole new level and brought not one, but several Italian workshops to collaborate on the build. With South Garage Moto Co. overseeing the design and building stages, the Hera Project took off. To begin the BMW R nine T custom build, Metalbike Garage designed a monocoque aluminum body that blended traditional and modern techniques. After using a 3D model and CNC machines to create the wooden body buck, the team finished the unit by hand.

The bike features a new, longer saddle as well as a titanium twin exhaust, both created by South Garage Moto. The team also added engine guards, an aluminum fender at the front, and a headlight frame. JoNich designed and made the spoke wheels, while Metzeler offered the sport tires. Other features include bespoke brakes created by Grimeca, a custom-built Öhlins suspension by Andreani Group, and various parts supplied by Rizoma. The bike made its debut at this year’s East Eicma Motorcycle Show in Milan. Photographs© Chop and Roll and BMW.

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