BMW R nineT Aurora GB Motobike by Mehmet Doruk Erdem

BMW R nineT Aurora GB Motobike by Mehmet Doruk Erdem - TheArsenale

Today it’s not so impressive hearing rumors about customs R nineT: currently there is a planty of them and get striked by one is not so simple because of the high expectations and competition. Anyway is not surprising to realize that this is not the case of Mehmet Doruk Erdem’s new BMW concept, by the Turkish visionary genius who gave birth to countless others foolish design projects.


To be honest, most of them haven’t even turned into reality, but that is not for sure a designer’s bad because building such a sophisticated machine represents a huge engeneering challenge. One of the few Doruk’s sketches that actually became a real functioning bike is the Bonneville Salt Flats races inspied BMW K 75 Alpha Landspeeder, result of a collaboration with the Utah based bike builder Mark Atkinson.

The bike has been reportedly commissioned by the Istanbul based GB motobike garage, an experts’ team in foolish projects like this one, so it looks like the Aurora is going to be much more than just a .jpg file. The style of this brand new project is totally different from the previous one and seems more a street-fighter oriented bike, even though the colours are very similar (impossible not to notice the refinely stitched brown leather seat) and its clear that the two bikes come from the same, gifted hand.

Further this collaboration could just be the start of a long-term one between the artist and the garage, since also a Ducati Panigale 1299s based project seems to be on the way.