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Zillers Garage Crafts the Futuristic BMW R nineT We All Really Want

Zillers Garage BMW R nineT

Going From Retro Styling to Futuristic

The Zillers Garage is a Russian outfit that has created one of the coolest BMW R nineT motorcycles out there. The design studio was going to reveal the motorcycle at the Motovesna Motorcycle Show, but of course, that event was canceled. So, the team showcased it digitally on social media.

The first thing you notice about the bike is its custom bodywork. The bodywork is aluminum and painted in a sleek gray. The curves are unique and the cylinder heads poke out to either side of the bike. The wheels have a turbine quality to them and the handlebars are in a low, almost cafe-racer position. The front of the bike features a single round headlight, like a single eye.

The engine is unchanged. It’s the same 1,100cc boxer twin engine that makes 110 hp at 7,700 rpm. The suspension is a special setup. It’s a hydraulic system. The bike sits just centimeters off the ground, but as you can see in the video below, it can be raised up at the push of a button. We here at the WBW staff discussed it, and we agreed it had a Tron-like quality to it. There’s also a kind of sci-fi apocalypse aesthetic, which seems appropriate given the circumstances in the world right now.


  1. The R9T is a beautiful bike, but this, to me, is fugly. I wouldn’t buy this at 1/2 the price of the stock R9T. My 2 cents

    1. Hey Willy, to each their own. I think the R nineT looks great in its stock form, but I also really dig this custom. It’s neat to see such a dramatic transformation.

  2. To each his own, then. I’d like to own one of these, for sure. What a strikingly unique piece of kit!
    Also, it made me smile at first glance, so I’m definitely in love with this gorgeous creation.
    Very special, IMO.

  3. Yup, that’s why I tried to make it clear that it’s strictly MY opinion. I’m happy and not at all surprised that folks will love this bike. Maybe I was a salmon in a past life. Always swimming upstream.

  4. How on earth can you say the R9T is beautiful? Are you blind???? The the R9T is just another trendy bobber style bitsa-now designed for people who really don’t ride their bikes at all, especially in the wet and just push them into their man cave’s and make up tales of epic riding journeys while rubbing the paint off them with polish made from Norwegian honey bee’s wax.

    1. Hey Zak, everyone has their own opinion. I don’t think the R nineT is an ugly bike. I think it’s a modern interpretation of an older aesthetic, and I’m sure some folks who own them ride the crap out of them. I would ride the crap out of one if I owned it. Have you ever ridden one? If not, you might like it more than you think. It’s by no means the most advanced bike out there, but that’s not the point of it.

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