Voting Open for the Best Custom BMW R nineT in France, Choose Which One Gets Built

As we promised, we're back with the three finalists of the BMW R nineT Custom Contest. This contest is organized by the French branch of BMW Motorrad and is aimed at finding the one R nineT-based custom concept that receives the most votes from the public... and also receives prize money and a donor bike to become a real-life machine.
Inglorious Bastard 5 photos
Photo: Holographic Hammer
37 HeritageInglorious BastardsBMW R nineT custom conceptsGeorg Meier Special
More than 40 designs have been submitted in the initial stage of the contest with the grand jury chose the three which are now shown to the public.

If you're a bit confused seeing Holographic Hammer's badge on all three models, you should know that Sylvain Berneron aka HH was only commissioned to prepare the final photos. His job was to transpose the finalist designs into an "official frameset."

37 Heritage

37 Heritage is a concept inspired by the 1937 winning BMW and introduces neo-retro vibes to the street game. Sober, minimalist and simple, the 37 Heritage boasts the old-school looks and hides much of the original R nineT under a monocoque bodywork. The bike pays tribute to Ernst Jakob Henne '37 record which stood up for 14 years.

Inglorious Bastard

Even though you won't find nazi scalps attached to this sidecar, the Inglorious Bastard brings in a somewhat steampunk approach to the R nineT. Its creator says that he wanted to explore a direction which no R nineT customizer dared follow so far, a sidecar.

Reminding somehow of WWI Zeppelin designs, the sidecar can be left at home, and the Inglorious Bastard transforms into an evil R nineT scrambler with brutal looks and ready to tackle both street and trail.

Georg Meier Special

This racer is homage to Georg Meier, one of BMW's most illustrious pilots in the 1930-1950 era. Low and mean, the Georg Meier Special brings authentic racing DNA into the game. Moreover, this R nineT receives a turbocharger which is supposed to take on-the-road performance to the next level. In a way, it replicates Meier's career as he took racing beyond the 100 mph (160 km/h) average speed in the TT races.

Make sure you take a good look at these bikes on the official website of the BMW R nineT Custom Contest and cast your vote until the 4th of May. The designer of the winning concept receives a brand new R nineT and €10,000 ($10,750) to build the bike.
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