Posted: April 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

“The idea with this build, was to create something classy but aggressive. A bike that runs great, with great lines and big attention to details.” -builder Willie Knoll

Clutch Custom Motorcycles located in Paris, has built a less fussy, and more chic version of this iconic bike, the BMW R9T.  The R9T designed as a Roadster and featuring a 1170 cc boxer engine has been slimmed down and made to look more like a cafe racer and less like a Roadster in this classy version.

In designing the bike, builder Willie Knoll created a bike that maintains its classy aesthetics without losing its aggressive tone.

The motorcycle has been slimmed down with an all new sub frame.  A custom fuel tank has been placed up top, while handmade side covers reside underneath, just in front of a brown vintage leather seat.  Overall, the bike sits lower, but the wheels are actually an inch larger, featuring 18 inch rims. The tires are Pirelli and additional custom components include the gas cap, front fender, and rear-sets.

While the exhaust system is stainless steel, the overall color scheme features a deep blue gas tank paired with a black frame and more polished stainless steel finishes throughout.

Like a fine tailor, builder Willie Knoll has massaged every angle into place, until the balance and flow are just right, without being showy.

It’s a direction never imagined for BMW’s best selling roadster -but the execution is flawless.


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