Hiroki Shimono

Name: Hiroki Shimono

Bike: BMW R130RS

Location: Japan

BEHIND THE BUILD: I am a freelance illustrator on a sideline. I worked in a motorcycle shop for five years until the last year, but from the experience, I touched on various motorcycles at that time, I realized that I didn't want the motorcycle I wanted in the world, and I was thinking about what I really wanted. And I decided to make this motorcycle to commemorate my work. The BMW R100RS, which had been riding for four years, was perfect for the base, so when considering the custom that can be done with this motorcycle, I got inspiration from old endurance racers such as Suzuka 8 hour endurance race and Le Mans 24 hour in the 1980s. I used illustrations to verify that I could create the ideal shape as much as possible among commercially available and available items and asked the local motorcycle shop for actual production while collecting parts. I made a new frame to put on the tail of the fairing and Ducati MHR for Honda NS, and I chose the shock of HYPER PRO and Wilbers because the driving performance wanted modern performance. First of all, I would like to thank the shop "Moto Dowell" who helped to produce this motorcycle, and "Mr. Vader" for taking great pictures.