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Saturday, June 18, 2022

Here's the South African's R9T-based custom motorbike named Storm

~Unique ONE~ Of the many custom models of the BMW R nineT (R9T) in the world, of course you are still remembered to the figure of a custom motorcycle made by Zillers Garage that we have discussed before. Now there is another one that in our opinion is very interesting, the bike was built by a creative South African builder named Wayne Buys. Through his work, it can be said that he gives a new perspective in the custom world of this 1,170 cc boxer engined motorcycle made by the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer.
The unique-shaped custom motorcycle named Storm by Wayne Buys of FabMan Creations based on the BMW R nineT, and said took the inspiration from the aerodynamic shape of the WW2 era fighter planes. (Picture from: WebBikeWorld)
As quoted of BikeExif, Wayne Buys took the inspiration from the aerodynamic shape of the WW2 era fighter planes, later his custom motorcycle work was dubbed the Storm. The custom motorcycle built at his workshop called FabMan Creations, where he also offers repair works and welding for others. Well, most of the custom motorcycle components made by himself at his workshop ranging from stainless steel exhaust systems, fenders, and custom aluminum motorcycle parts.
The Storm unique-shaped custom motorcycle posed along with its creator Wayne Buys. (Picture from: BikeExif)
The Storm project that he worked on featured a series of bodywork made of aluminum shaped manually using a homemade English wheel. Here he works in free form, without a single sketch, render, or template and his metal forming skills were self-taught.
The Storm unique-shaped custom motorcycle body kit made to cover the custom R9T frame is actually made of aluminum sheet. (Picture from: BikeExif)
The body kit made to cover the custom R9T frame is actually made of aluminum sheet. Even more impressive was the builder shaping them by hammering each panel into a tree stump. Overall, the manufacture of all body panels was done for 8 months.
The Storm unique-shaped custom motorcycle's body construction is like a piece of puzzles, where the panels lock onto each other via tiny Allen head fasteners that look like rivets on an airplane. (Picture from: BikeExif)
His custom motorcycle body construction is like a piece of puzzles, where the panels lock onto each other via tiny Allen head fasteners that look like rivets on an airplane. Wayne's bodywork consists of a custom tail section, round tank cover, headlight cover, wheel and fender cover, swing-arm cover and full-length cover. Aluminum panels are also visible on the sides of the tank to channel cool air to the cylinder head.
The Storm unique-shaped custom motorcycle's bodywork consists of a custom tail section, round tank cover, headlight cover, wheel and fender cover, swing-arm cover and full-length cover. (Picture from: BikeExif)
There are two small intakes on either side of the fully closed front fender directing air to the brakes. While the intake at the rear is equipped with a fan, helping to cool the repositioned oil cooler. Then there's another fan up front to cool the electronics, all of which are under the tank cover. And there's a mesh panel at the top to help the hot air channeling out.
The Storm unique-shaped custom motorcycle has a pair of aluminum handlebars that clamp the fork that effectively acts as a clip-on with the turn signal placement at the end of the handlebars, and the rear view mirror just attached to the right of the handlebars. (Picture from: BikeExif)
In other parts, such as the exhaust and the header, it is deliberately invisible with the output ends through three ports on either side of the belly. Then there is also a grid of holes under the header that functioned to help stop hot air from being concentrated inside.
The Storm unique-shaped custom motorcycle has a special dashboard built with a speedometer from Acewell, and there are several push buttons to perform basic functions. (Picture from: BikeExif)
Then the motorcycle control area, Wayne made a pair of aluminum handlebars that clamp the fork that effectively acts as a clip-on with the turn signal placement at the end of the handlebars, and the rear view mirror just attached to the right of the handlebars. Uniquely, Wayne also made a custom-made reverse lever, as well as the internal throttle for this motorcycle.
All cables run inside the handlebars, with the brake and clutch master cylinders tucked under the bodywork . (Picture from: BikeExif)
All cables run inside the handlebars, with the brake and clutch master cylinders tucked under the bodywork. At the top there is a special dashboard built with a speedometer from Acewell, and there are several push buttons to perform basic functions. The Storm custom motorcycle does not use the ignition key to turn it on, instead by the remote control.
The Storm unique-shaped custom motorcycle has a grid of holes under the header that functioned to help stop hot air from being concentrated inside. (Picture from: BikeExif)
Actually this Storm custom motorcycle has commissioned by one of his customers who brought the BMW R nineT motorbike directly to Wayne Buys' workshop. Those consumers want something that is inspired by aircraft and has a very aerodynamic design. And the result looks like it's just a button press to take off.
Finally, this Storm custom motorcycle built based on the BMW R nineT by FabMan Creations sold for €25,000 EUR (approximately Rp. 387 millions). And for those of you who are interested in buying or commissioning the custom motorcycle like that or elses, you can contact the maker through the FabMan Creations' official website.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUE SOURCES | FABMAN CREATIONS | BIKEEXIF | WEBBIKEWORLD ]
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