“Born in 1970 in Malmedy (Belgium). The parents were great lovers of motorcycles “- says about himself on the official website of Fred Bertrand, owner of custom workshop Krugger Motorcycles. In his passion for the “iron horses” he clearly caught up and even surpassed their parents. Fred has created more than a dozen original custom bikes. His last work was a model based on a motorcycle BMW K1600, provided by the masters of French representation BMW. Fred gave free rein with the only condition: not to touch the motor and electronics. “Remodel bike easily. But to alter it and leave with all the technologies that have found application in the K1600, is much more complicated – a recognized master. – The biggest challenge for me was to keep all the electronics – from computers to the anti-lock system, and such trifles as the sensors.”
Rework flagship touring bike in an unusual custom Fred took nearly 3,000 hours. Because of its unusual twists bike was called NURBS, ie, “non-uniform rational B-spline.” This is a special technology based on complex mathematical apparatus. It was developed by engineers in the 50s and used in computer graphics to create smooth organic shapes and patterns. Fred became the inspiration for the legendary pre-war motorcycle BMW R7.
Fred completely redid the frame and wheel motorcycle, make details by hand from steel and aluminum. In addition, he placed at the side radiators. “This will” open “the front of the engine and to focus attention on the six exhaust pipes” – explains the artist. He also modified the suspension and installed a new brake system Beringer, combining it with the standard anti-lock braking system BMW.
A model of two fuel tanks: the main is located under the seat, and extra – in the rear. Front wheel 21-inch and rear – 20 inch. Overall, 3,000 hours were spent.
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