The k101 is a handcrafted motorcycle project from Philipp Wulk and Matthias Pittner aka Impuls in collaboration with the artist Fabian Gatermann.
We used a K1100 drivetrain on a modified K100 frame with custom exhaust, air intake, LiFePo4 Battery, custom forks, m-unit blue, buttons, instruments and m-blaze disc turn signals by motogadget. Levers and footpegs are from abm_motorrad, a longer shock by wilbers was also added. The bike is fully street legal ... if you change the exhaust and add mirrors and a license plate.
Through the completely new interpretation of the bike in terms of appearance and the custom manufactured parts, the motorbike itself becomes an iconic and minimal artwork. The k101 project builds a new fusion between art and motorcycle.
The artist Fabian Gatermann brought the whole motorcycle back into 3D and created a set of polygons through manual iteration and draw them back onto the motorcycle by hand. The process of building a bike from scratch with drawing, 3D modeling and manufacturing is expanded back to the computer and a manual redrawing onto the bike.
This bike was handbuilt in Munich by Impuls.
Artwork by Fabian Gatermann.
Additional information: www.impuls.xyz