1982 BMW R-Series, Black
Price: $28 500 ≈ €26178 ≈ £22443
Item location: Erie, Pennsylvania, US
Seller notes: “Complete Restoration of powertrain, fuel system, electrical system, frame and paint work.”
When we hear about custom Cafe Racers, most of the attention goes into their aggressive stance and eye catching appearance. These bikes can really stand out among the rest of your standard dealership purchased motorcycles. However, looks cannot be everything on a custom build. Above all, a properly built machine will go through a full rebuild process, top to bottom. This takes time, patience, and knowledge. Taking a diamond in the rough and not only polishing, but reviving the mechanics to that of when these rolled out of Germany, is our ultimate goal.
We want our bikes on the roads for another 40 years and to achieve this level of reliability, our BMW's always go through a complete tear down and rebuild. We want our riders enjoying their motorcycles on the road and not dealing with endless maintenance obstacles of keeping a 40 year old machine, without a complete overhaul, running.
This one-of-a-kind custom BMW R100RS airhead is our latest cafe racer/bobber design ready for the road. Our vision was to create a unique cafe racer that had an aggressive presence with modern ergonomics, while retaining it's timeless vintage esthetic. This RS takes advantage of its racing roots with the introduction of dual compound street tires in comparison to our knobby adventure tires on our other bobber style motorcycles. These tires will allow for smooth cornering and confidence in those twisty turns. We have also introduced our custom fabricated seemless exhaust system to this example. Shortened by about 6" from our standard exhaust system, this new design brings a tighter appearance to the drivetrain. We removed the baffles for maximum airflow that delivers a very impressive exhaust sound. The end result is a brilliantly eye catching machine that will almost always turn even the most experienced riders heads.
The lowered front suspension and clip-on style handlebars really brings an aggressive yet streamline appearance and function to this build. The engine was disassembled and underwent a complete rebuild of all components. The tank was painted in our signature 9000 black base coat with a multi-stage high gloss clear coat. The front suspension was rebuilt of seals, lowering springs, fork oil, and bump stops. The Brembo calipers were refinished, fresh brake pads were installed with stainless steel brake lines by CoreMoto. The old original wiring for this machine was completely removed and replaced with an M-Unit Blue by Motogadget. This component is the main brain and bus for the entire electrical system of the machine. No more fuses! No more starter, load shed, horn, or flasher relays are needed.
With the introduction of the M.unit Blue, this device provides bluetooth connectivity from your smartphone to your motorcycle. This turns your motorcycle into a Smart bike! GPS tracking enabled, alarm systems that notify your phone if your bike is touched or tampered with. Completely customizable presets to change every aspect of the bikes lights, auxiliaries, and functions. Best of all this device has a "Keyless-Go" feature that turns your cellphone into your key fob! When you walk away from your bike the blinkers will flash letting you know the bike has locked itself and cannot be started. As you approach your bike, the blinkers will flash twice letting you know that the system is unlocked and ready to go! Never forget your keys again, and if you forget your phone, no problem. There is a dedicated OEM BMW turn key on the right side of the engine for normal turn key function.
This machine truly is one of a kind and there is not another one like it on any road. This once old and tired machine was reborn and ready to find her next adventure in life. If you would like more detailed information about this motorcycle please message us as we'd be more than happy to discuss them with you. Thanks for looking!