The 21st century ‘alt moto’ custom scene was built on a love for classic style. But lately we’ve seen a trend towards futurism, and we’re digging it. Auto Fabrica have played on both sides of the fence, always with arresting results.

Their latest project, ‘Type 18,’ is a BMW R nineT that sits unapologetically at the futuristic of the spectrum. It was commissioned by BMW Motorrad to show off at the annual Wheels & Waves festival in Biarritz.

When brothers Bujar and Gazmend Muharremi got the brief to mod BMW’s modern classic boxer, they latched onto the fact that BMW originally manufactured aircraft engines. And as they gathered their thoughts, influences ranging from geometric architecture to aircraft design started converging.

“We had a stack of design work for this bike which showcased lots of different directions,” the brothers tell us, “but all very ‘concept bike’ feel.”


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