"There are more ways to customize a motorcycle these days than ever before. You can take the traditional route and hammer your parts out of metal, or you can turn to modern manufacturing methods like 3D printing. Or you can play like Vagabund—and throw every technique imaginable at one futuristic BMW R nineT custom."
Blechmann’s metalwork and Vagabund’s 3D-printed parts work so well together, that it’s hard to tell them apart in some places. The sculpted one-piece body unit is aluminum, incorporating the fuel tank, tail section, and seat pan. Perforated leather adorns the seat, with a custom subframe supporting the structure from below.
Like the BMW R nineT build that preceded it, this one’s bodywork has a layered effect. Except that where the predecessor’s entire monocoque ‘opened,’ this one uses a simpler system. Simple—but no less complicated to build.