Founded in 2013, a small German motorcycle customization firm was founded in the same city in which BMW is headquartered, Munich. The name of the firm is Diamond Atelier, and since its founding, D-A has created some of the most authentic and creative custom cafe racers. However, a new vehicle, dubbed the Mark II Series, has taken everything to a substantially higher level.
The Mark II was created with the input of BMW Motorrad designer Julian Weber and D-A says that the Mark II is their “best design to date.” The bike is not only stunning aesthetically, but it also provides an almost unparalleled level of exclusivity. A mere 10 examples of the Mark II will be made, making even the most exclusive BMW production motorcycle in recent times, the HP4, appear rather common.
Diamond Atelier has chosen the BMW 2-valve monolever generation as the underpinnings of the new Mark II, utilizing either an 800cc or 1000cc power plant. Don’t worry though, that’s included in the purchase price of the Mark II. Speaking of price, how much will the new Mark II set you back? Well, if you opt for the lowest end version, you know the one for the plebs (sarcasm), you’ll be parting with just over twenty thousand Euros. However, if you want to upgrade to custom wheels with performance tires, you’ll need to shell out about twenty three thousand Euros. Still want more? There is a Stage 3 version, which gives you sport bike upside down forks, a custom rear shock and upgraded brakes for just €26.490,00. What a deal!
The bikes will be offered on a first come-first serve basis, but if you spend a cool thousand Euros, you can secure your spot ‘in line’ today. Too, D-A only requires half down to begin the build, so that gives you some time to convince your significant other that it’s money well spent. One thing is for sure, the likelihood of seeing another Mark II is incredibly small, that alone makes the premium well worth it.
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