This started out as a rendering Roland did based on the 1937 r5 out of a new BMW
R9T. We wanted to draw from the classic, beautiful lines of the early BMW machines. They really had a very clean, chopped look that I think is tough to duplicate with a new machine. Luckily the 9T is a pretty simple machine to cut up and this was the first one we dissected since the concept 90. The function of the bike, outside the 19” Hutch front wheel is pretty much as it was in stock trim. But we used GP suspension to rebuild an amazing fork and fully black it out. We also used an Ohlins
shock in the back. The suspension on this bike is a few notches above the stock bike even with the slightly larger front wheel. I like the fact the silhouette echo’s the R5 but has sticky tires and aggressive suspension and brakes. It’s what customizing today is really about for us.