When you operate out of a city that’s home to the headquarters of both BMW and Volkswagen, your work tends to be held to a higher standard, as more than a century of German engineering has created a status quo in which the bar has been set incredibly high. As proof, just look at Munich-based customs shop MOTOISM which, now in its sixth year of operation, has managed to carve out a well-deserved reputation for one-off builds characterized by their ultra-clean and uncluttered designs and top-notch craftsmanship and execution. And for its latest project, MOTOISM’s co-founder and head honcho, Ben Ott has partnered with Sebastian Neumann of Indian Motorcycle München and auto customization shop Geigercars to deliver a pair of bespoke Indian FTR1200s.
Of the two bikes, the one built for Sebastian was given a Baja-style theme, and as such was bestowed with spoked wheels shod in knobby Continental TKC80 tires, custom radiator covers, an aftermarket LED headlight set behind a custom grille, and a custom tail section with a bespoke three-in-one light that functions as the indicators, brake, and taillights. MOTOISM also turned to additive manufacturing to produce a decent portion of the build’s custom parts, plus the shop utilized numerous items from its own in-house catalog of custom parts including its front turn signals and Wunderkind side license plate holder. Rounding out the project is a custom desert tan livery adorning the front fender, instrumentation bezel, headlight shell, radiator guards, and tank covers.
Now complete, the MOTOISM x Indian Motorcycle München FTR1200s are currently on exhibition at the custom moto shop’s headquarters in Munich, where both builds are on display to the public. To see more of the two-bike project or to commission your own one-off, two-wheeled work, you can visit MOTOISM’s website linked below.