Four R nineT specials on way from top Japanese custom builders

Let's hope they have the creative brilliance of whoever wrote BMW's press release

BMW HAS given four of Japan's top custom bike builders for months to turn the new café racer-style R nineT into something unique. 

The four will 'ply their trades of skill and imaginative bike building to produce four very individual customised' examples of the 1170cc boxer, according to BMW.

The firm said: 'The four gentlemen involved may not be instantly recognisable to bike fans outside of Japan, but their company names and previous builds are recognised worldwide.'

We hope Shiro Nakajima, Hideya Togashi, Go Takamine and Kaichiroh Kurosu are as imaginative as whoever wrote the press release, which goes on: 'Yes, they’d all seen the images, read the technical literature and press reports about this truly original machine, but as the dust sheet that covered the R nineT was lifted, the atmosphere in the room shifted from one of intrigue and interest to deep thought, kindled by imagination.'

...And then someone farted.

Will they have the creative brilliance to give the bike the café racer fairing it needs?