AUSTRIAN SCALPS. A BMW Designer’s Take On The KTM 950 Supermoto
Custom builders and factory designers used to be at polar opposites of the spectrum. Like chalk and cheese or Harvey Weinstein and Germaine Greer. But as the custom scene has kicked down the factory doors, we’re seeing more and more crossover. The biggest victory in the past few years was Ola Stenegärd’s R nineT tour de force at BMW. Don Cammorata, aka ‘Machineform’, is also a BMW designer, a big custom fan and good mates with Ola. His new F750 & F850 GS designs were officially revealed at EICMA yesterday. And today we’re equally as thrilled to bring you this, his ‘custom that looks like it came from the factory’ KTM 950 Supermoto.
Born and raised in Northern California, Don grew up riding bicycles, fanging dirt bikes and fixing up cars. “I always personalized or customized everything I owned with wheels,” he reminisces. Educated at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Don does not consider himself as a ‘bike builder’. “By profession, I am trained as a Car Designer with in-studio experience at Toyota, Honda Motorcycles, BMW Motorrad, Porsche and Triumph Motorcycles”.