Would you believe this wild nostalgia custom motorcycle started life as the BMW R nineT and that you can buy actually buy one?
The R nineT is the Bavarian company’s most customisable production bike, but this Nmoto Nostalgia machine has to be the wildest custom version yet.
The Florida custom motorcycle company plans to sell the handmade custom bike for $US49,500 (about $A67,700) on a limited-run basis.
That compares with the standard production R nineT which sells in the States for $US12,995 and $22,49 in Australia.
Nmoto say it will take up to six months to make each Nostalgia to meet customers’ exact specifications.
It is inspired by the legendary “unicorn” BMW R7 – the 1934 one-off prototype considered by many to be the Mona Lisa of motorcycles.
Nmoto founder Alexander Niznik says the Nostalgia consists of more than 96 handcrafted parts.
“It offers all the style of the original vintage model with all the peace-of-mind of the new model,” says .
“It’s the perfect combination that makes a statement unlike anything else on the road.”
While it is based on the R Nine T with a 1170cc boxer engine with 81kW of power (110hp) and 86Nm of torque, Nmoto claim it is lighter and will top out at 225km/h.
Peak power and torque remain the same and they don’t say what they have done to make it 25km/h faster than the production model.
However, the power-to-weight ratio will be improved as it now weighs 205kg instead of 220kg.
Even though it looks like it came from pre-WWII Bavaria, the Nmoto Nostalgia has a modern six-speed gearbox, traction control, anti-lock braking system and keyless ignition.
Unlike the original, it also features front and rear suspension!
The modern ignition lock and speedometer have been cleverly incorporated into the headlamp housing for that true nostalgia effect.
It comes in 11 colour combinations, with customisation options that include adjustable steering, seat trim finish, luggage box and passenger seat.