The BMW R1200GS is one of BMW’s really popular models, functional in both capabilities and looks. BMW customers like it a lot, but, there’s no reason you can’t make a few modifications and rework the functional appearance a bit, so, Machineart Industrial Design did just that, creating bodywork a bit lighter, smoother and smaller, it looks a little less like you’re heading out on an expedition every time you fire it up.
I bet a more than a few GS owners would like this look. If you want to see it up close, they’ll have it out and about at a few rallies this year. Very nice.
From Machineart Design:
Machineart Industrial Design unveils the R1200GSM, a design study that proposes a new visual language for the iconic BMW R1200GS, the best selling motorcycle in the Adventure Touring category. The GSM takes the GS to the next aesthetic level – lighter, smaller, more agile and beautiful looking – while retaining its traditional attributes of toughness and versatility. The concept bike was built utilizing Stratasys FDM Direct Digital Manufacturing technology.
“We designed the GSM to promote the design focus of the MachineartMoto brand and its products for BMW R & F series bikes”, says Andrew Serbinski, Principal Designer and President of Machineart. “Our X-Head cylinder guards, Slipscreen windscreen, and MudSling fenders are solutions to rider needs that enhance appearance at the same time.” MachineartMoto products are sold through its online store www.machineartmoto.com and through dealers.
The GSM Design
Machineart’s design creates a new design language that is more beautiful, yet tough, characterized by line and surface flow, and a part and color break-up that reduces visual bulk. The GSM concept achieves beauty and sophistication in a market segment where appearance has been secondary to functionality, and looks ahead while retaining the essential GS attributes of toughness, versatility, and customizability.