BLUE STORY.THE BIKE.
Based on one of the last ever build BMW R100 R of 1995, I´ve found the donor bikein the area of Stuffgart with only 39.000 kmon the clock in perfect state.
I was never keen on a R80 or R100 RT due to its technical challenges and less advanced drive/cardan for example.Ironically what I was keen for was the “old” style of the most sexy air cooled engine ever build and the look and design of the70ies BMW Boxer engines. That said I spent lots of time building my R100 R engine back to exactly that design.The frame, seat pan and tank anglehowever had to complement the focus on THAT engine and give it “room to breathe”.Also it was clear I didn´t want to exagerate too much on other parts like a custom USD
fork or a completely different exhaust system. These parts are still original though completely overhauled. (Like almost everything and every single screw) To differentiate from the thousands of other Custom BMW Boxer we´ve already seen I turned my focus to the non-obvious details.
From handmade aluminum BMW M3 designed valve caps with 90-degree valves to a custom upper fork bridge, keyless go, to even a brass wing nut at the rear brake.Talking about technology. Most custom builders waive for important speedometer indictors for the sake of less cables running along the frame. (Oil pressure or neutral eg) To me it was clear I want the “full house” on my Motoscope Tiny and…there are no cables running along the frame…or even in
the frame! (Hello German TÜV) Another design challenge comes with the original R100 R massive gas tank. I for sure wanted to keep it and not swap. (We´ve seen this already….)And I think the job on the tank is not that ugly. At least I don´t have to stop every 100km at a gas station.
WHAT´S BEEN DONE?
– Heat, acid, oil resistant paint in silk mat black. Cooling rips and
details free grinding by hand
– Cylinder heads complete overhaul
– Carburators complete overhaul
– Custom vintage CNC handled starter engine cover
– Classic 24 hole air filter box adoption
– Oil system cooler removed and inner oil filter reservoir re-fitting
for a vintage look based on a modern Boxer engine
– Cleaned from unnecesary mounts. (Driver footpegs, airfilter,
horn, battery etc.)
– Custom welded new mount points for the gas tank, new
bearings for stearing and swing arm. Powder coated.
– Swing arm and rear wheel drive painted with the same color as
the engine to generate a homogenic look
– Custom seat subframe bent out of one piece of 5mm steel
including custom mainframe spacer discs using the original
frame mount points
– Shortened by 7 cm, complete overhaul
– Custom made spring loaders (or spring loaders at all I should
– Powder coated immersion tubes. Custom front fender and
front fender mounts
– Original fork stabilisator and lower fork bridge, but custom
upper fork bridge. Custom fork brige cover held by screws in
– Custom plate for Motoscope Tiny speedometer
– Tarozzi double fast gas grip
– Brembo adopted break and shifter levers
– Short Highsider headlight mounts
– Custom Brembo break fluid reservoir and carbon look break
– Custom front break discs from 240 to 320mm inluding adapters
– Original Brembo callipers but completely overhauled and
painted in heat resistant gold
– Custom made rear break linkage
Moved to the back Tarozzi foot rests
– New wiring harness based on a M-Unit Blue with M-Button
– All steering cables found a new home inside the headlight,
including m-Button. No visible cables in front
– M-Button copper wrapped, and config cable wrapped with
special copper shielded mesh to M-Unit located under the
– New CB 750 coils including a custom mount under the tank.
Saves a lot of space.
– 2 custom LifePo batteries lying in a custom-made cage sitting
on top of the frame´s main tube.
– Horn underneath the tank, invisible (and still loud enough)
– M-Lock right side under the tank
– Messnermoto mini 3 switch buttons on the right
– Motoscope Tiny with all indicators running (turn lights, oil
pressure, neutral, high beam)
– Standard ShinYo headlights with space for cabling inside
– Acewell TA7 BMW digital speedometer adapter at the
gearbox. As the signal can´t be interpreted by the Tiny,
there´s a signal converter in between both plus splitting the
signal to the speedometer AND M-Unit. Tricky one….
– 40 Ampere main fuse between motor generator and 12V
– High end 800 degrees Celsius resistant Teflon shielded 0,5mm
cables running underneath and through the upper engine
from oil pressure and neutral switch to the core electric
– Kellermann Bl2000 Led handlebar end indicators and Atto
dark LED rear indicators
– Original rims, powder coated with new stainless-steel spokes
– Aluminum 90 degrees valves with custom made BMW M3
designed valve caps
– Wilbers professional rear suspension
– Original exhaust system with mat ceramic coating
– Custom Spark muffler for a decent sound
– Custom side kick stand
– Seat covered with black suede
– Blue color: BMW San Marino blue, mat black pinstriping (tank
– Custom made shift linkage