Inspiration for this magnificent and menacing bobber built by the Slovenian ER motorcycles, is the Thompson machine gun, icon of the '20s for all criminals in Chicago. Metal and wood come together in an embrace of compactness, reliability and ergonomics.Blaž Šuštaršič of ER motorcycles, along with his team, has transformed this BMW R69S complying with the lines that distinguish this famous machine gun and transferring them to this unusual but beautiful bobber.The bike has been commissioned by a German doctor who had been impressed by the famous "gangster" built by ER, but who wanted something “warmer”, which would use materials such as leather and teak in combination with the raw matt painted metal... a mix between a work of art and modern technology which could be used daily.Quite a challenge for ER's guys but, given the results ... a totally won one!The BMW Schorsch Meier fuel tank has been painted in dark blue with leather kneepads, while the seat has been cut and shaped from a slab of teak, upholstered in leather. The mechanics is a mix of different eras: the frame comes from a R69S, engine and transmission - completely overhauled - are from a R100, while a R80 supplied the front fork and upper plate.Both rims are 18-inches, the rear wheel is from a R50/5, while the front is a Borrani with Inox spokes and Menani drum brakes. Everything else: fenders, side saddlebags, exhaust manifolds, terminals have been reconstructed by skilled artisans. The handlebars are Renthal, the new wiring is connected to a Motogadget digital control unit, RFID ignition system, a Motoscope Classic speedometer and a beautiful Roland Sands Vintage black design headlight.Unexpected event during the photo shoot. The team choose as location a dark tunnel in Italy, to give more soul and atmosphere to the image, but while they were intent to fix the set came the Italian police asking for an explanation and authorization ... The worst thing - says Blaž - was that we didn't even have the bike's paper with us. But it all worked out for the best, just with an explanation.What more to say about this bike ... But is there really something to add?
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