Bowker Motorrad’s 1/1 BMW R NineT in collaboration with Waterloo Music Bar & Motörhead

We are proud to have collaborated with the UK’s no.1 independent live music venue, Waterloo Music Bar, to create ‘Overkill’ – a 1/1 Custom BMW R Nine T.

Over recent years, this ‘small venue with a massive attitude’ on Waterloo Road in Blackpool has welcomed local & international acts, grass roots musicians to big names. Legendary artists such as Buckcherry, Phil Campbell, Terrorvision, Massive Wagons, The Wildhearts, Ugly Kid Joe, Soul Aslym, Cancer Bats and many more have performed sell out shows at The Waterloo Music Bar.

This collaboration highlights The Waterloo Bar’s commitment to supporting and promoting live music in the Lancashire region. In 2022, the Waterloo Music Bar was crowned the first-ever Best Live Venue receiving the first-ever Black Plaque Award. A year earlier, The Waterloo Music Bar won Best Grassroots Venue North West Music Awards.

Waterloo Music Bar permanently houses the only Motörhead endorsed bar in the UK – Lemmy’s Bar. This provided inspiration for the design of the bike, including details such as the Motörhead Snaggletooth logo and Lemmy’s Rocka Rolla Custom Leather Guitar Strap on the tank. These design details are courtesy of Craig Ellison of Northwest Airbrush.

John Nichol, for Bowker Motorrad, said: “We wanted to do something special to celebrate BMW Motorrad’s 100th anniversary. So, we approached Ian at The Waterloo Music Bar. Our idea was to partner with a local business that is making a difference in the local community and dedicate a customised bike to promote their cause. The Waterloo’s passion for live music represented the perfect fit. Ian and his team do an amazing job supporting local bands and charities; we wanted to help.”

The Waterloo Music Bar owner,  Ian Fletcher, said: “The bike looks amazing. What a great job! It’s great to partner with Bowker Motorrad. Everyone knows about the link between rock music and motorcycles. There’s a deep connection between popular culture and style. 

“I suppose you could say it’s a meeting of minds. We both share a passion for delivering exceptional experiences, whether it’s through the world of motorcycles or the power of live music. And, together, we can create more memorable moments for music fans, motorcyclists and the wider community.”

 

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