The Heinrich Maneuvre
BMW R nineT by Deus Ex Machina
The R nine T build was a coming together of like minds, shared visions, a visceral desire to evoke the spectacular. Head wrench of Deus Camperdown – Jeremy Tagand hooked in like a mongrel dog stripping the puppy bare and prepping the front end for a tank of epic proportions. Motoretro was assigned the task of fabricating the Heinrich inspired fuel tank and bodywork based on drawings from working sessions at The House of Simple Pleasures. The fuel tank is a work of art in itself, scaffolded on an internal labyrinth of alloy channels to offset the considerable fuel load, that when full would slosh around like a local at an early opener if not for surge baffles aplenty. Atop the tank you’ll find a suede trimmed lidded recess housing the fuel filler and ignition.
The bespoke sub frame is a blend of square and round section tubing, upon which, sits a hand crafted alloy and suede cafe racer inspired seat. The airbox has left the building making way for K&N filters. Power Commander helps with accurate firing, while gasses leave via reworked headers forming a 2 into 1 into 2 custom system fab’d in House.
Body position is critical, Jeremy repositioned the foot-pegs and controls slightly rear-set from standard. Simplicity in design is also achieved with the addition of a Motogadget dash, offering all the benefits of the standard unit however more compact and handsome to the eye.
Attention to hand crafted detail is clear to see with the BMW tank, and Deus alternator cover badges. With the help of good friend Andrew Simpson, alloy components discarded from the strip down, were melted down onsite and a lesson in alloy sand casting was offered.
Colour was critical for the tank. Craftsmanship that deserved to be showcased, and the gloss white livery is a winner, leaving enough exposed alloy to highlight the hands on approach.
The Heinrich Manoeuvre is Deus celebrating BMW’s history and innovation. Form and function together as one.
To create such a beautiful ride, Deus offers a multitude of thanks to the following people.
RB Racing – (Harley and Geoff)
Carlisle Tyres & Accessories
GOODRIDGE from JOHN STAMNAS PTY LTD
Mick home motorcycle
Cone exhaust USA
Dutchy’s Motorcycle Paint
Jeremy wears the Elias Jacket, available online :goo.gl/3Zx0P1
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