South African Custom Motorcycle Shop FabMan Creations unveiled a striking resto-mod dubbed the “Storm”, based on BMW’s R nineT motorcycle, a classic roadster designed to be as open to customization as possible. Due to the modular nature of the bike, the R9T has undergone countless makeovers over the years, so offering a new version of the two-wheeler has been a once-in-a-lifetime endeavor for Wayne Buys of FabMan Creations.
Taking inspiration from the aerodynamic shapes of WWII fighter planes, FMC crafts a sleek curved aluminum body kit that involved hand-hammering sheets of aluminum to exact specifications over an 8-month construction period. . The panels are secured by small Allen-head fasteners that resembled the riveted body of 1940s airplanes and the exteriors are finished in matte silver paint with minimal FMC branding above the bulbous tank lid. Other design highlights include a custom single-post tail section, headlight fairing, custom wheel covers and fenders, swingarm cover, full-length engine skid, unique footpegs and a series cylindrical air intakes that look like airplane turbines. The custom cockpit gets a modern upgrade with an Acewell speedometer paired with a digital display and a bespoke stainless steel exhaust system that amplifies the air-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine.
FabMan Creation’s BMW R nineT-based “Storm” motorcycle is now on sale for €25,000 (approx. $30,740). People interested in buying or commissioning their own motorcycle can contact FabMan Creations via its website.
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