BMW Motorrad is a well-known motorcycle manufacturer. They are known for their GS Adventure motorcycles and the S 1000 RR. They also make some unique motorcycles that fall under their Heritage line-up. One such motorcycle is R Nine T. Here, we have a fake BMW R Nine T. The video is uploaded on YouTube by BikeWithGirl.
The vlogger says that it is a 250 cc BMW R Nine T. The motorcycle is based on FB Mondial HPS 300. You might have not heard about it but it used to cell in our country and was discontinued back in 2020. The body panels of the original motorcycle have been changed so that it looks like a BMW R Nine T.
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Moreover, the boxer engine block that we see on the sides is fake. It is made up of aluminium and mimics the look of the boxer engine. The exhaust coming out of the engine block is also fake. The vlogger even touches the aluminium engine block and exhaust pipes. The original engine is hidden behind the panel on which BMW is written. The original exhausts are the two pipes that are coming on the right side and are finished in chrome.
The fuel tank that we see in the video looks like it is inspired from cafe racers. It is not the original tank, it is just a casing that covers the original tank of FB Mondial. The two carburettors and air filters also do not serve any purpose, they are purely for aesthetic basis, they do not even have a fuel line.
The rear part of the chassis has been cut off and a single seat has been mounted on it. It is a single seat with quilted pattern. There are after-market LED turn indicators mounted below the seat which also function as the tail lamps. The original motorcycle came with 16-inch spoked rims but the shop has upgraded them to 18-inch ones. The front forks are also painted in the same shade as the fuel tank. The stock mirrors have been replaced with bar-end mirrors.
The motorcycle does look good but there are still some shortcomings that the person would have to face. The issue is that the fake engine casing and other fake components hurt the knees and legs while riding. The seat is not very comfortable because it is designed as form over function. The seat has been tried where it meets the fuel tank because of which the chassis is exposed and the rider’s thigh keeps on hitting it.
Intrestingly, the handlebar is stock. The bar-end mirrors are of not much use as they do not provide a good view of what is behind. Moreover, they hit the fuel tank when you turn the handlebar. She mentions that the motorcycle is cutting off the engine again and again because of the heat. We can hear the exhaust fans spinning.
The cost of modification was Rs. 1.7 lakhs and the last recorded price of the FB Mondial HPS 300 was Rs. 3.37 lakhs ex-showroom. It took around 3 to 4 months to build the motorcycle.