Austrian bike-builder Bernhard Naumann has built chopped and changed BMW’s R nineT – and come up with this mental custom project called the Giggerl.
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Naumann built the Giggerl on behalf of BMW Motorrad for the 2018 Soul Food event at Neukirchen, Austria. And he’s called it the Giggerl because it reminds him of a chicken (Giggerl is Austrian for chicken).
So, how Naumann do it? Well, initially the BMW R nineT was completely disassembled and stripped right back to its naked skeleton. From there, the next job was to modify the frame – chopping off the rear. In fact, there’s very little left of it – the rider sits on a small screwed-on metal structure with a honeycomb seat, and there’s a rear light mounted underneath. The license plate holder has been moved alongside the rear brake caliper.
Naumann’s pretty handy with sheet metal, and as a result, created a new metal tank with raised BMW logos, a futuristic front panel covering the steering hub, a front fairing which extends towards the front wheel. The rearview mirrors are also integrated into the front fairing. Like we said. Mad – but cool. What do you think?