Table of contents
- BMW R60 / 2 conversion Aluminum Amadeus from Canada
- Composition in aluminum
- BMW R60 / 2
- opinion poll
Jay builds the Amadeus on behalf of an art museum for motorcycles.
The core elements are the two arches that cross over the engine and turn the motorcycle into a sculpture.
The engine and drive come from a BMW R60 / 2 from the 1960s.
Stable stainless steel tubes are spanned by the aluminum body.
Everything is lavishly polished to a high gloss.
The distorted mirror images of the environment could be considered a part of the work: viewing the environment through aluminum.
In the bead on the flank of the actual tank we see Jay Donovan with the white top and Fraser Evans with the camera.
The old boxer got a good 30 hp from 590 cubic meters, the years of construction can be recognized by the characteristic pot filter. A metal net in the filter that was moistened with oil.
Even the original BMW speedometer has its place in the factory without any restoration.
The straight-line suspension of the BMW is also adopted as a stylistic device.
BMW R60 / 2 conversion: engine art for a museum
BMW R60 / 2 conversion
Aluminum Amadeus from Canada
A Canadian metal artist gave the engine of a BMW R60 / 2 a body made entirely of aluminum. An art museum gave the order.
Austria and Canada initially have little in common. Many mountains and a lot of forest connect both nations. The comparatively young heads of government Justin Trudeau and Sebastian Kurz could also be a starting point. The solution: Both can be proud of their Amadeus. The elder Amadeus is an important musician and composer and one of the most famous Austrians at all. The younger Amadeus is a Bavarian Canadian, likes to box and has a polished aluminum skin. If the penny hasn’t dropped yet – Austria’s Amadeus is Mozart. Canada’s Amadeus is custom art based on a BMW R60 / 2.
Composition in aluminum
Jay Donovan is the metal artist behind this composition in aluminum. He builds Amadeus on behalf of Bobby Haas. The curator of the Haas Moto Museum in Dallas, Texas also sees motorcycles as sculptures. Jay has already built two motorcycles for Bobby. A Yamaha XS 650 and an electric motorcycle. The BMW completes the three-part work of art. Jay got the idea for the BMW while building the Yamaha and sketched some shapes on paper. The supporting elements are the two halves of the arch, which intersect exactly above the engine and run from the cockpit to the swing arm and from the stern to the cylinder heads. The body is made of aluminum and polished to a high gloss.
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BMW R60 / 2
Jay chose the engine and drive of a BMW R60 / 2 because this engine with its dimensions, shapes and characteristic air filter is its very own form of art. In the 1960s, the authority boxer got a good 30 hp from 590 cubic meters. Together with the drive and swing arm, Jay draws an elliptical frame from stainless steel tubes with two loops as a connection to the steering head and the backbone of the conversion. For the design of Heck, Jay relies entirely on the effect of the original straight-line suspension from BMW.
What do you think of custom conversions?
Voted 3674 times
Many are beautiful, but also impassable.
Better to leave it in its original condition.
It’s not a simple work by Jay Donovan. In a gallery, many people stand in front of the exhibit and ask themselves: What is the artist trying to tell me? Jay Donovan’s Amadeus could perhaps give this answer: A motorcycle is more than just mechanics to drive it. It can be art.
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