FabMan Creations Builds Aviation-Inspired BMW R nineT

South African custom motorcycle shop FabMan Creations has unveiled a striking resto-mod dubbed the “Storm,” based on BMW’s R nineT motorcycle, a classic roadster built to be as open to customization as possible. Due to the modular nature of the bike, the R9T has received countless makeovers over the years, so delivering a novel take on the two-wheeler presented a unique undertaking for Wayne Buys of FabMan Creations.

Taking inspiration from the aerodynamic forms of WW2-era fighter jets, FMC crafts a sleek curved aluminum body kit that involved hammering aluminum sheeting by hand to exact specifications over the build period of 8 months. The panels are secured by small Allen head fasteners that resembled the riveted body of ’40s aircraft and exteriors are finished in matte silver paint with minimal FMC branding above the bulbous tank cover. Additional design highlights include a custom monoposto tail section, headlight shroud, bespoke wheel covers and fenders, a swing-arm cover, a full-length belly pan, one-off footpegs, and a series of cylindrical air intakes that resemble plane turbines. The custom cockpit gets a modern upgrade with an Acewell speedometer paired with a digital display and a  bespoke stainless steel exhaust system that amplifies the air-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine.

FabMan Creation’s BMW R nineT-based “Storm” motorcycle is now on sale for €25,000 EUR (approximately $30,740 USD). Those interested in purchasing or commissioning their own motorcycle can contact FabMan Creations via its website.

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