NMoto builds the exclusive “ Nostalgia BMW R7 “ collector’s edition limited to 10 copies

 NMoto builds the exclusive “ Nostalgia BMW R7 “ collector’s edition limited to 10 copies

Unique Requirement

A specific requirement came to Alex Niznik, Founder, and CEO of NMoto. To develop something exclusive that was not built earlier.

This was the same person who had brought Nostalgia bike from NMoto and was eager to get a hand on something that made a high-end statement. 

Nostalgia editions were unveiled two years before and are a compliment to beautiful 1934 BMW R7. This work of art was shelved during WWII long before 70 years from today.

Nostalgia gets components like a new drive train from the current BMW R Nine T while keeping the exemplary R7 DNA intact.

Neon lights highlights any deformity in the design .However Nostalgia design is perfect without any flaw.

High-End Requests

The second request that came from the client was to build the “Titanium Panels. ” However, Alex Niznik told him that “Titanium Panels” are hard to work on.

The client then suggested, “Platinum with pink gold trim.” will also do.

Other high-end requests were Louis Vuitton leather on the seat and Cartier timepiece on the fuel tank. What more, there is also the presence of the electric starter with the availability of the kick starter.

Pink gold gauge bezels. Each component made to look like this motorcycle to be one heavenly beauty. Oh well, and it is.

Another perfect pose of Nostalgia.

The Process

The other creative mind behind this beautiful commission was Christian Travert, who not only drives his own company Traverson Motorcycles but is also responsible for creating world-class customs. Christian was hired by Alex Niznik.

In 2003 Traverson Motorcycles was merged with Labock technologies to develop new products for the U.S. Military and World police. Such as armoured trucks as Chief Design Engineer, Engineer, and designer of the “Rhino Runner.” 

Which is currently being used to transport military VIPs, such as Mr. Rumsfeld and other government officials.

While visiting Iraq, Kuwait, and other Middle Eastern Countries and the transport of Saddam Hussein when brought to justice. 

It is a vehicle of choice used by the military VIPs when traveling from Baghdad Airport to the “Green Zone.”

Mount Rushmore etched on the cylinder covers that are made from the billets.

The work started with Christian Travert understanding the challenges on how the jewellery will fit into  panels and other components. After Analysis, it was found out that it requires five times more effort of hand labour.

Later Alex Niznik checked with the client if they can build more than one piece that would be around ten or more. If No One is given to him.

Now that also meant costs would be segregated while making the limited editions. While building a single copy may prove very expensive.

Presentation made to showcase high end components used to build the ” Nostalgia ” 

This limited piece of art also holds a special place in motorcycle fraternity. Plus, NMoto has built one of the classic cases of building excellent customer experience.

Customer Experience

Well, each potential buyer can now see unique components on their motorcycles, be it timepiece gauges or any other. NMoto has all the capability to do so.

One must understand what NMoto has built is a piece of individualistic and exceptional art. That has no space to repeat itself.

Alex Niznik says they custom make the engine covers. However, every client is open to what kind of engine cover is required.

A most significant challenge that Travert came across was to build a smooth surface on every component of the motorcycle. 

Topview view again shows the high end components like Cartier Timepiece, Louis Vuitton leather seat, Two starters while one is electric the other is conventional, pink gold gauge bezels, Nostalgia emblem at he centre.

Once the custom is made, it had to be double-checked before it goes to the plating process. Therefore, the shape had to be perfect.

In the plating process, Christian Travert said he added three layers, Copper, Nickel, and followed with Platinum.After every step, there is re-polish done. However, one should also remember that plating is a lengthy process.

The combination of an entrepreneurial mind and creative hands was required for this massive project. And that we must say was expertly done by Niznik and Travert.

The custom not only adds one more Nostalgia to the NMoto’s catalog. But  has quickly raised the bar on how the customs are built. 

Great meet as Mr. Klaus Kutscher, the man who restored original BMW R7, visited NMoto’s workshop.

Outcome

Many 

  • The client gets more than what was expected.
  • The motorcycle fraternity gets to see this beautiful piece of art.
  • Two innovative and creative minds coming together.
  • NMoto gets more commission work.However it is confidential.

Image Source : NMoto


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