The build started with the back half of the frame, which was completely redesigned, blasted and powdercoated. The stock frame, once the seat is removed, is almost as low as a traditional bobber...The tank was then sandblasted and leveled to align with the new frame and the front end was lowered to create a more aggressive but still comfortable riding position.
Shiro Nakajima is no stranger to custom motorcycle fans. Under the Ritmo Sereno moniker, he’s built some of the most intoxicating custom BMWs and Moto Guzzis we’ve ever seen. Nakajima has just gone back to basics with a new shop, 46Works, and builds race-flavored customs that work on the track as well as on the road. This R nineT is bristling with lightweight parts that reduce the weight by around 30 kg.