BMW “NERBORUTA” R75/7 – by SOUTH GARAGE

0 Posted by - 28/11/2016 - Motorcycles

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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!

 

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But seriously, That seat alone would be complementing exclusive wall space at most art galleries….

 

SOURCE: SOUTH GARAGE