The BMW R NineT keeps attracting custom bike builders. No news at all, since it was build as a modern café racer and comes with an extensive list of aftermarket parts. Big brands like Rizoma have an entire catalogue, just for the R NineT. This brew comes from Switzerland and is created by VTR Customs.
I found this cool bike after a post of Bike EXIF about their radical BMW R80 “Polizei” Custom. It’s called the “Coffee Low Fat”, considering that this bike is a café racer with a big low and “fat” rear wheel & tire.
VTR Customs is a little crew of 3 BMW fanatics who live under the flag of Stucki 2Rad, a BMW Motorrad dealership. Their main goal with this project, was to make the R NineT a lot more “thin” and agile than the original bike.
They like to get brand new bikes to a whole other level and work their way around and extensive list of customizations. A few of them are:
Redesigned gas tank and seat (with a custom fuel gauge)
Custom 2 in 1 exhaust system made by Akrapovic
Motogadget with custom speedo & tacho
Fully custom aluminum cockpit
All handlebar switches eliminated
As you can see: literally every single part of this bike has been taken care of. From the front to the back, this bike has it all.
Unfortunately these kind of custom motorcycles also come with a serious price tag: this BMW R NineT Custom is for sale at CHF 42,800 (around $42,700, 4-1-2016).
Ron Betist grew up with motorcycles with a father heading the Amsterdam motorcycle police force. He has been riding (legally) for over 40 years and motorcycles are his true passion. With a life-long career in marketing and sales he has a huge international network. He joined as a contributor at BikeBrewers in 2017 to spread his word about bikes with the rest of the world.