The Indira by Ton-Up Garage is a commuter's dream

By far the best thing about this BMW R80 ‘Indira’ by Ton-Up Garage is that its owner intends to regularly commute across London on it. As such, it’s been designed with comfort firmly in mind, not that its looks would suggest it…

The highest standard

Commissioned by a Frenchman living in London, Portuguese bike-builder Ton-Up Garage – renowned for its superb standard of finish – set about giving the BMW a completely new identity, while preserving its ideal commuter characteristics. Among the countless modifications are a new, lower suspension system, supplemented by a much lower fuel tank; a handmade brown leather seat, mounted on a new, shorter sub-frame; and a custom exhaust system, treated with vintage-looking heat wrap.

The elegant black and brown colour scheme coupled with the small and unobtrusive headlight, speedometer, indicators, and switches give the bike an ultra-minimalist feel, yet keep it on the right side of the law. If you’re lucky enough, you might even see the bike on your London commute. If that doesn’t brighten up your morning, we don’t know what will. 

Photos: Ton-Up Garage

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