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BMW R nineT Project Japan Custom Bike XXX

Remember the article we ran one week ago, where we promised to bring you a bevy of high-resolution photos of the 4 BMW R nineT Project Japan Custom bikes which were introduced at the BMW Motorrad Days Japan at the Hakuba 47 Mountain Sports Park? Well, we promised, and we deliver: prepare to feast your eyes on the finest works from four select customizers in the land of the Rising Sun.
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Kaichiro Kurosu, Go Takamine, Hideya Togashi and Shiro Nakajima have been selected to build four different R nineT machines and the results are spectacular to say the least. Go Takamine delivered the “Cyclone” brat-style R nineT, truly retro build which involved old Ceriani front end components, old Magura hardware, a drum front brake, and plenty of chrome details.

Kaichiro Kurosu introduced his Highway Fighter, a reinterpretation of the old R7 concept from 1937, with modern lines and a huge dose of aggressiveness to it. Fully faired and looking compact and menacing, Kaichiro’s machine also has something post-apocalyptic about it, with an authentic Mad Max spirit, though filtered through a most elegant lens.

Shiro Nakajima went for a “Clubman Racer” approach and the result is a bike which is both intriguing and spectacular. Lightweight, somehow minimalist, but never failing to be as rich and luxurious as a custom R nineT is expected to be, the café-racer is a real race-focused machine. Shiro himself says that shaving off as much weight as possible was one of the main goals, together with the aesthetically-pleasing endeavor.

Finally, Hideya Togashi presented his Boxer, a creative and alluring variation on an ageless theme. Streamlined, pure 70’s styling blends in seamlessly with the modern character of the bike’s components, while the compact, low-swung silencer integrated in the belly pan speaks of the present-day racing bikes similar solutions, linking the machines made 4 decades ago with the modern times.

Now, that we have taken a good look at all these 4 jewels, it hard to decide whether the Highway Fighter or the Clubman Racer wins our hearts.

 
 
 
 
 

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