A true testament to the BMW Motorrad brand, this is the R9T iD:2 – based on the iconic R nineT which is an example of a classic motorcycle build combined with sublime craftsmanship – all set to turn eyeballs.
The BMW Motorrad concept envisioned by Jeroen Claus, Design Director at FRANK Industrial Design, this racing beast shaves off the fat muscle (nothing demeaning though) for a sleeker look apt for the Gen-Z riders. As Jeroen himself defines it as a chopped-off BMW R9T custom motorcycle design. The side fenders flow into the front of the bike, covering off the headlight section, giving it a stealth bomber-like persona.
The original BMW R nine T has a bit exposed side profile to show off the intimidating firepower inside. This remake though drapes some of that with the side body kit that flows elegantly with the aerodynamic build of the motorbike. Right where the bike’s saddle ends on the rear there is a peculiar array of lights right above the brake lights. That’s most probably to add another braking light section to grab the attention of motorists behind on a busy highway. The old-school tachometer display gives way to a more modern digital display, and Jeroen has flattened the fuel tank area to go with the slimmer theme.
The sleek profile of the R9T iD:2 flows in balanced proportions from the front to the rear with an almost edgy-lined aesthetic that young riders will take note of. The sexy body is matched with the perfectly tuned color balance done right in black, grey and blue hues. And of course, the shiny metal rod frame on the sides to protect the shell from damage. Add to this upmarket personality, the BMW Motorrad and R9T Aero branding, and we’ve got a machine that automotive enthusiasts will appreciate from the bottom of their hearts!
Designer: Jeroen Claus