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Nmoto takes BMW scooters back to the Golden Age with art deco bodykits
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Nmoto takes BMW scooters back to the Golden Age with art deco bodykits
24 Feb Custom
Sponsored by Moto Animals

Miami custom shop Nmoto has a bit of a thing for the art deco era, and it's now released a (very expensive) carbon bodykit that can transform a current-model BMW C 400 X scooter into a bulbous retro ride inspired by a little-known 1936 custom bike.

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The original was built by one O. Ray Courtney, and it completely transformed the look of the 1929 Henderson KJ Streamliner that served as the donor bike – probably even more radically than Nmoto has altered this little beemer.

The "Golden Age" bodykit is no small job. It ships with a nine-piece carbon fiber fairing kit, powder-coated front and rear subframes, an exhaust relocation kit, kidney grille, side moldings, lower rear grilles, a headlight, headlight housing, turn signals, turn signal housings, new badges and a set of mirrors that we can't see for the life of us in these photos. Everything's ready to mount using the original BMW Torx screws.

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While you don't lose the handy underseat storage of the standard C 400 X – big enough for a couple of helmets – it seems you'll need to send your own seat away to have it reupholstered; either that, or Nmoto's simply forgotten to list the custom seat on its website.

It's a little weird to see BMW's cheerful full-color dash poking out of these ultra-retro fairings but, on the other hand, this is a thoroughly modern machine under the skin, with mod cons like ABS, stability control, Bluetooth, keyless ignition, heated grips and the like.

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It'll certainly turn heads, but riders will pay dearly for the privilege. Where the standard C 400 X retails for US$6,795, you'll be adding another $12,490 for the Golden Age kit, plus labor and maybe your own paint job and seat covering. Ah well, at least it's cheaper than the $89,500 the "Nostalgia" bike we covered back in 2018 is now going for.

Source: Nmoto

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