My Monday motorcycle crush comes from Italy´s South Garage. This beautiful build is based on a BMW R75/5 from 1979, and it was given the name “Nerboruta”, (an Italian term used to describe something brawny, muscular and sinewy) which, in it’s own way, perfectly reflects the bike’s presence.
Transforming the R75/7 from tourer to bobbed beauty was no easy task. After stripping her to its barest essentials, the Milan-based South Garage crew went to work on handcrafting the parts and pieces to give Nerboruta a stance that earns its name.
The geometry received a massive change when the springer front end was fitted — It’s a move that always puts a smile on my face for its mechanically simplicity — and I dare say this one may be the smartest looking I’ve seen in awhile. From there on, the OEM tank was binned in favor of a hand-formed one, with a profile fitting the bike’s bobbed rear end.
Wood grain accents are to be found all over the motorcycle, and it’s a trend that’s becoming more common nowadays. Safe to say South Garage is getting the hang of it!
But seriously, That seat alone would be complementing exclusive wall space at most art galleries….
SOURCE: SOUTH GARAGE