Yes, I know it’s already 2015, but Arlen Ness, the king of the Digger style, has hardly updated the genre like Kenji Nagai. Diggers are ultra-low choppers, on which Ness built his reputation in the early 1970s; the inspiration blew straight from the drag strip, where long and low and supercharged were actually functional, and Ness was among a very small cadre (along with his buddy Jeff McCann) to build them for the street. For Ken’s Factory to see a Digger inside a BMW 6-cylinder tourer is akin to Rodin carving a nymph from a lump of marble. Or, in this case, a nymph who can bench press 240 lb. While the “Ken’s Factory Special” is long and low, it’s hardly delicate, as it still encompasses the width of that 6-cylinder motor. With the no-paint chassis and bodywork (barring a black frame), and the one-eyed mini-cowl up front, the machine oozes personality (as in creature). Nagai’s shop-made aluminum girder forks are a nice touch.