Where form meets function

“Fantasies that are brought to life by form and shape” is the aim of the game for Bernhard Naumann aka Blechmann (Tin Man), the customizer whose reimagining of BMW‘s R nineT bike looks like it’s been plucked from galaxy, far, far away. It’s also named after a Southern German word for chicken — Giggerl.

Inspired by the act of tinkering, Naumann dismantled the R nineT in order to give his perspective a little breathing space. “I actually don’t have any fundamental inspiration. I dismantle the original parts and then come up with something starting from a blank canvas.”

As for Giggerl, the title apparently came after “Friends mentioned that [the] bodyshell on the front was slightly reminiscent of a chicken’s head(!). I then asked what the Bavarians had to say about this. Then I decided to call the machine ‘Giggerl.'”

The Giggerl boasts USD suspension, Modified wheel rims, Tank, panel, homemade seat bench, and hand-made exhaust. The body paint is a combination of black, grey, red, light and dark blue, all of which lend to the bike’s blatant sci-fi vibe.

Do you dig the Giggerl? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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