BMW R Nine T “Track Grinder”

BMW released the R Nine T which is one of the coolest Cafe Racers to date, and it’s just as cool the Ducati Sport Classic when it first came out. Now the R Nine T was given to a few designers who came out with some amazing designs, and this is one of the coolest I have seen. Urban Motors designed this machine and I love the way it looks, it came together to be a real piece of art. I would love to try this machine, I would think it handles amazingly.

By Urban Motors in Germany

The Track Grinder is the world’s first remodeling of the R nineT and already sets the bar high for the remodeling of the Boxer: with plenty of love of detail, a courageous choice of color and a lengthy list of customized and hand-made parts, the typical cross-over style of this remodeling project is the embodiment of URBAN MOTOR.

The Track Grinder at a glance:

  • Clip-ons: Gilles Tooling, Brake and clutch cylinders: Brembo, Instruments: Domino and Motogadget among others, Dashboard: Motogadget Motoscope Pro, Ignition lock: Motogadget m-Lock, Indicators: Motogadget m-Blaze Disc, Mirrors: LSL, Rear light: LED Highsider, Footrest system: Tarozzi, Tyres: Golden Tyre, Headlight: Ellipsoid 50 mm, grip tape, skateboard roller, etc.
  • Hand-made parts: “Cleaned” fuel tank, aluminium front mask, Aluminium seat, saddle cover: Alcantara and genuine leather, aluminium tank fairings, VA and aluminium number plate holder, battery holder, headlight mount, etc.

Link: Urban Motors

Link: Youtube

 

 

Robo Gone From The Stable

I remember the first time I laid eyes on the BMW K1200R in BMW Motorrad on Park Lane in London. I fell in love with the beast, BMW came out with a machine that destoryed the competition that was based purely on the need to make a machine that was based purely on passion and engineering. I was remember ordering mine at the end of 2005 and getting it on Feb 2006, and I rode for so many months, into the heat, and I would smile every time I was on that bike. The BMW K1200R is machine that would make anyone smile the moment they twisted the throttle, amazing around corners and those brakes saved me many times.

Over the last two years I haven’t been riding Robo as much, I would always want to but I would end up riding on Diablo because I would want something light and nimble. I for one have a difficult time parting with my machines, I feel like they are linked to me since I have been through so much with them. A few people asked me if the bike was for sale a long time ago and I would be unsure about it, and I always think about the new owner and decide to keep him. But at this point I have too many bikes and not enough time in the world to ride as much as I want. I used to even go back home and switch bikes then go back out again to make sure I ride them. Now Robo has departed my stable and is with a new loving owner, honestly I wouldn’t sell Robo to anyone who doesn’t know what they are getting or is unaware of motorcycles, I wanted him to be appreciated for being such an amazing motorcycle and a new page for BMW road motorcycles, getting into the gritier side of riding. Well now I am down to three and enjoying them!