There are no ‘customizing motorcycles for dummies’ instruction guide yet, but now, thanks to a motorcycle-enthusiast having an eye for design, it doesn’t come at the cost of mechanical know-how.
Dab design – a custom motorcycle design company – is doing the hard work for you, releasing a no-welding-necessary fibreglass ER kit for any rider who wants to give their BMW R nineT 1200 – 2014 or later – a new hard-shell. No metal shaping, no CNC, and no advanced tools, just some ‘sockets, screwdrivers, and such.’
With the fibreglass ER kit you get: a dual position lenticular optics lighting system, with an LED bar position light; a front fender acting as a mudguard, fender and fork cover; rear shell and side probes (which is drastically different from stock) and two radiator side probes. The kit also features a Dab design CNC logo with a new headlight, and finally, two asymmetrical, Motorrad-esque lightning components.
The bolt-on kit allows minor customization to the stock R nineT, but, the results are not minor at all. With just some basic wiring skills you will be able to pick up on YouTube in 10 minutes, and some even more basic screwdriver savvy, you get new lights and fenders which leads to a BMW-meets-Tron machine.
According to Dab design, the keywords for the project were ‘style, racing, innovation, design and safety.’ Appropriately, the kit can be mounted without modifying anything on the original factory motorcycle, keeping the stock bike secure and warranties still in check.
You can find the ER kit crowdfunding page here.