The BMW F 900 R, along with its sport-touring sibling, the F 900 XR, has made waves in the motorcycle industry since being launched several months ago. Occupying the middleweight space in BMW’s lineup, they serve as great all-rounders with a reasonable grunt and outstanding performance.
Needless to say, its sharp look complemented by its chiseled bodywork and menacing stance give it a thoroughly aggressive aesthetic even in stock form.
In Switzerland however, VTR Motorrad, the official distributor of BMW Motorrad, has created a custom BMW F 900 R dubbed the F 900 R Nardo-Blue.
Featuring mostly standard components found on the BMW F 900 R, the Nardo-Blue’s color scheme is what really brings the bike to life and makes it stand out from the crowd.
BMW F 900 R Features
The bike is finished in mostly matte black and gray tones with sharp and contrasting blue accents. I particularly like the blue accents on the wheels.
The design of the bike entailed the replacement of all silver painted parts in favor of matte black components. The tail section was also revised, and a neat tail tidy was fitted to give the bike a sportier aesthetic.
Other components were also repainted, such as the exhaust and passenger grab bars. All these were finished in matte black paint.
As far as performance goes, VTR Motorrad left the F 900 R almost completely stock. Apart from the custom paint scheme and tail section, the Nardo-Blue custom is an all-stock bike that retains its factory warranty.
Showcases at the Swiss Moto Show, the BMW F 900 R Nardo-Blue was priced at €14,860, or $16,610 USD—nearly €3,000 more than its base price, and was immediately sold.
For those looking to buy a bike decked out in similar trim as the custom Nardo-Blue, VTR Motorrad is open to accepting custom jobs for the F 900 R, as well as other BMW motorcycles they have on sale.