Blechmann’s work on the nineT is extensive and mind-blowing. The first thing that catches your eye is an outer layer of bodywork — a monocoque tank cover and seat unit.
Underneath it is another monocoque part, this time combining the fuel tank with an under-seat storage area. A custom-built remote control triggers a latch, which releases the upper layer, which slides up and back on hydraulic shocks.
There’s a laundry list of custom goodness packed in there, starting with a Motogadget dash that’s visible through an acrylic window in the cover when the whole thing is closed, but lifts up on its own hinge when it’s open. There’s nothing off-the-shelf here: Vagabund designed everything from the aluminum hinges to the 3D-printed housing for the remote, and everything sits atop a custom subframe.
Extra touches include perforated leather on the seat, and a built-in credit card wallet and Leatherman pouch under it. All the upholstery was outsourced to the local leather specialist WerkDorf.
There’s a remarkable amount of OEM stuff still in play, mainly because the bike has to be street legal in Spain, where it’s headed. Vagabund integrated the stock key and fuel pump, moved the air filter into a custom aluminum air box, and packaged the electronics neatly inside the new bodywork.