Bernhard Naumann took on the challenge of customizing a BMW R nineT by first starting with what shouldn\u2019t be done, and doing it. Naumann is often referred to as the \u201cBlechman,\u201d a German term for someone who works in tin\u2014a \u201cTin Man.\u201d Naumann is sought after for his metal work on customized bikes, which more often than not resembles futuristic fantasy art. Naumann describes his work as \u201csoul-searching in metal\u201d or \u201cfantasies brought to life by form and shape\u201d or \u201csurfaces that are too balsamic for the eyes.\u201d That may all sound too poetic, but when you see his work, you come to understand just how accurate a description it is. The R nineT custom he created fits right in with any sci-fi book cover you might find on the shelf of a bookstore.\r\n\r\nNaumann started by dismantling the bike and then fabricating. The frame is handmade, as is the seat bench. And don\u2019t forget about the exhaust. The front suspension is original to the R nineT. The rear was modified. In fact, with the exception of the handbrake levers, handlebars, and fork, everything else is a result of Naumann\u2019s handiwork.\r\n\r\nJust like himself, each of the Blechman\u2019s bikes has a unique name. When Naumann asked friends what he should call this newest custom, someone remarked that it looked like a chicken\u2019s head. What was Naumann to do with that feedback? The only logical thing\u2014he called the bike \u201cGiggerl,\u201d a Southern German word for \u201cchicken.\u201d\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.