Bike Of The Day: Customized 1981 BMW R100RT Cafe Racer


Invoice Costello crafted this practice café racer out of a 1981 BMW R100RT, desiring to create a smooth city experience that’s reliable sufficient for day by day use. The bike boasts 70 horsepower, which Invoice finds greater than adequate. Nonetheless, he trimmed its weight from roughly 525 kilos to 430, leading to improved dealing with.

To perform this, he put in adjustable gold-valve emulators from Race Tech into the forks and Works Efficiency shocks within the again. Woody’s Wheel Works fabricated the customized spoked wheels, that are sealed and outfitted with Avon tubeless tires. Toaster Tan, a BMW specialist, provided a contemporary triple tree linked to Tarozzi clip-ons, whereas Boxer Metallic pitched in with rearsets.

Beneath the seat hump is a small li-ion battery and a compact Acewell gauge within the entrance. Invoice depends on his iPhone 5 for navigation, which he attaches to the handlebars. If crucial, he can use the whole BMW toolkit stowed beneath the customized seat.

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