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1985 BMW KIOO – IMPULSE K101

  • January 31, 2021
  • Garage
  • By: Travis Platt

Let’s rewind the clock to 1985, shall we? Simple Minds (Don’t you forget about me) was at the top of the charts, the Chicago Bears won the Super Bowl, Back to the Future topped the box office, and the BMW k100 was born.

When autos take three decades of life on the road, usually a little wear and tear can be found. With the reborn Impulse K101, that’s not the case, as the handcrafted project was launched, designed, and completely rebuilt by Philipp Wulk and Matthias Pittner aka Impulse in collaboration with the artist Fabian Gatermann. The team took the 1985 K100 and manufactured a new chapter, in the name of velocity, the beast is back quite simply. The K101 is a fusion of modern art and mechanical technology, as its new interpretation and customization is what was once old, offering an iconic and head-turning appearance.

Artist Fabian Gatermann relied on 3d technology, creating a set of polygons and drawing the inspiration of how he saw the k101 coming to life., imagine telling someone that in ’85. From the matte black engine to the subtle yet recognizable BMW blue around the wheel wells, the BMW K100 is a new classic, reimagined by adventurous minds. The machine is an example that sometimes, to create something so incredibly new in the present, you have to shift gears to the past.

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