The BMW R nineT has won over the hearts of devoted bikers as a classically styled blank canvas that lends itself to customization. Renowned builder and metalworker Bernhard "Tin Man" Naumann took that notion to its truly absurd limit in creating this far-out "Giggerl."
Even its name—which means "chicken" in southern German—has strange origins.
“Friends mentioned that [the] bodyshell on the front was slightly reminiscent of a chicken’s head," Naumann explained. I then asked what the Bavarians had to say about this.
"It seems I have built a chicken with underarms and headlamps," he added.
Apart from the handlebars, handbrakes and upside-down fork, everything was crafted by the Tin Man. The frame, tank, and exhaust and are all one-of-a-kind and the blacked-out wheels have been modified for sleeker styling.
A leather-stitched saddle and combination of black, grey and blue paints finish the job.
Take a closer look at the Giggerl in the gallery above.