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Remaking The BMW R nineT, Paris Style

Remaking The BMW R nineT, Paris Style

French tailoring: Clutch Customs gives the BMW R nineT a stylish new suit.
The BMW R nineT ranks as one of our favorite modern motorcycles. But although it’s classy, it’s also laden with components all vying for attention.

This new build from Paris’ Clutch Custom Motorcycles is less fussy, and more chic. It’s as though the BMW’s ready-to-wear outfit has been swapped for an elegant haute couture suit.

French tailoring: Clutch Customs gives the BMW R nineT a stylish new suit.
This is an approach that builder Willie Knoll excels at. Like a fine tailor, he massages every angle into place, until the balance and flow are just right, without being showy.

“The idea with this build,” says Willie—who was actually born in the USA—“was to create something classy but aggressive. A bike that runs great, with great lines and big attention to details.”

French tailoring: Clutch Customs gives the BMW R nineT a stylish new suit.
Gone is the BMW’s muscular, hunched stance.…

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