PHOTOS | HELEANA GENAUS
There were burns outs, revving, a great video by My Media in a crowded workshop surrounded by heaps of enthusiasm. Workshop manager and builder Jeremy Tagand was proud as punch having worked on the custom with BMW Motorrad Australia and Motorretro to reveal a beautiful machine.
The bike, dubbed The HEINRICH MANEUVER maintains the original integrity of the neo-classic R nineT and nods to the history of BMW in a way that is both consistent with the Deus way (referencing 70's style sports bikes) and a departure. The bespoke custom alloy and kangaroo suede seat the most striking new features to the build. Bike Exif have a full feature on the build worth reading.
There were plenty of shenanigans although a pretty low-key event. We did get to see a Suzuki hard tail with a rotary engine get fired up, something none of us may ever see or hear again... but I didn't get any photos of that because may hands were occupied with warm beer and sloppy sliders ;)
Heleana is a force of nature. The founder of In Venus Veritas and The Petrolette, and a co-founder of Rising Sun Workshop. Heleana shares her love of vintage cars, riding motorcycles, and (not-so-secretly) dreams of flying planes and piloting a riva aquariva (a la Sophia Loren) very fast through the canals of Venice. Supportive and connected, community is her lifeblood, and she is as real as they come.