Text: AutoIndustriya.com / Photos: Real Deal | posted October 31, 2016 11:35
Real Deal co-founders Jessi Combs and Theresa Contreras to show new bike concept
First female builders to customize a BMW R nineT namely, Jessi Combs, a racer/fabricator/TV personality and her Real Deal co-founder Theresa Contreras will finally reveal the their project at the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.
"We are very excited to work with Jessi and Theresa on their R nineT customization project. They are well-known fabricators and fans of BMW motorcycles, so they bring some unique ideas to the welding table and to our highly customizable bike," said Sarah Schilke, National Marketing Manager, BMW Motorrad USA.
With a degree in custom automotive fabrication, Jessi has inspired millions with her build skills on TV shows, such as All Girls Garage, Mythbusters and Overhaulin, and her award-winning experiential series, The List: 1001 Car Things To Do Before You Die as well as through community and educational outreach.
Apart from these, she is also recognized as the 'Fastest woman on four wheels' with 641 km/h and a top speed of 708 km/h, the first 'Queen' of the Hammers, an Ultra 4 National Champion, and a Baja 1000 podium finisher. She empowers many through the act of simply leading by example.
Theresa, on the other hand, is a a machinist, graphic designer, custom painter, wife and mother. She brings her Cal Poly Fine Art education, hands-on auto body shop experience, and a love of all things motorsports to their creative partnership. Her custom paint work has graced the SEMA show floor and covers of top magazines numerous times, has been seen on TV, and has contributed to major projects with the best of the best in the industry.
Through many projects and journeys, the two embarked on a global mission to motivate others in a way that breeds self-confidence, passion, breaking stereotypes, healthy decisions, hands-on training, creative development, positive images, and greater community involvement through the Real Deal.
The R nineT is only available in pure Black with high-level equipment. With a blank canvas, it allows the buyers to have a greater imagination in customizing their motorcycle.
The SEMA show runs from November 1 to 4, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.