Judging public opinion is a fickle business. So when a builder hits on a concept that works, it’s tempting to get comfortable and stick to the formula.
The first build we featured from California-based JSK Moto was a sweet BMW R nineT-based scrambler. It spread like wildfire, and even landed on BMW Motorrad’s radar. But rather than build a series of sequels, JSK point man Samuel Kao followed up with a couple of diverse and pretty zany bikes.
Now, almost two and a half years later, he’s come back to the R nineT—but with a very different vibe. “After the scrambler, we really wanted to make a cafe racer too,” he says. “Our schedule is busy so it took a long time—but it was worth the wait.”
“The R nineT was designed with customization in mind.…