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BMW R nineT from the 1950s

Mon, 24 Nov 2014

The Italian division of BMW invited local custom workshops to work on a new R nineT roadster. Representatives of a young studio Officine Sbrannetti were the first to respond, proposing a project for the reincarnation of the legendary BMW RS54 Rennsport. R nineT was the seventh project of the company, which began its existence about two years ago. Walter Zeller's racing car was chosen as the starting point of the project, on which he took second place in the 500cc class of the world championship in 1950. First, they modified the fuel tank and number plates and made new shortened fenders, then the guys began to make the seat. The design of the exhaust system was inspired by the racing bikes of the mid-1950s. A small windshield hides the MMB speedometer, clip-ons are installed in place of the steering wheel, the place of standard traverses is occupied by reinforced milled ones.

By Azali Minyki

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