BMW R nineT Custom Contest in France Offers Bike Plus €10,000

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Custom R nineT by UCCReportedly the three finalists of the R nineT Custom Contest
No less than 40 designs have been submitted to the grand jury of the BMW R nineT Custom Contest in France, and today (20th of April) is the first day of the two-week period of analyzing and decisions. Out of these 40 designs submitted, only three will be elected to reach the grand finale.
The three bikes will be displayed online, and internet users will be able to cast their vote. Each of the three designs' creators will also explain to the voters why they chose a specific approach to customizing, and try to convince the audience to vote for their bike.

BMW Motorrad is offering a very tempting prize to the winner of the R nineT Custom Contest, in the form of supplying the prerequisites for actually building the imagined machine. That is, BMW will offer a brand New R nineT and ten thousand Euro ($10,760) to fund the work and materials needed to take the bike from a paper drawing to the street.

A heavyweight jury

The grand jury of the R nineT Custom Contest is comprised of 5 big names in the business, with the heaviest two of them being those of Fred Krugger, recent winner of the AMD Custom Championship with his BMW K1600-based NURB project, and Ola Stenegärd, head of design at BMW Motorrad.

Three more guys are also part of the jury: movie producer Jan Kounen, John and Nico of 4h10 blog and Marcel Driessen, BMW Motorrad France boss.

Public voting is expected to start today, along with showcasing the three finalists. We'll keep an eye open in that direction, and we'll bring you the news as it emerges.

It will be interesting to see how the French-designed, one-off R nineTs will stack up against their mind-boggling custom Japanese BMW roadsters. We have a photo showing three bike designs arrived via the Holographic Hammer, but we're not sure whether it shows the actual three finalists.
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