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Not so Plain: Jane Motorcycles’ gleaming BMW R nineT

Not so Plain: Jane Motorcycles’ gleaming BMW R nineT

A gleaming custom BMW R nineT from Jane Motorcycles
Any mechanic will tell you: if you’re customizing an old bike, first make it work, then make it pretty. But if you’re working with a modern classic like the BMW R nineT, you can skip the first step.

The R nineT is still a youngster and you’ll likely be working with a low mileage example—so there’s no need to worry about the motor. And with good suspension and brakes out the box, upgrades are optional.

A gleaming custom BMW R nineT from Jane Motorcycles
But if you dig really deep, you’ll run into the necessary evil that plagues all contemporary machines: electronics. It takes a lot of wires to make bikes run as great as they do these days, while still complying with ever-tightening Euro 4 standards. You’ll need to have your wits about you if you’re going to move things around—as Jane Motorcycles discovered, when they tore into this 2015-model R nineT.…

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