Thursday, April 5, 2012

FEATURE: Fuel Bespoke BMW R100 Tracker

1981 BMW R100 Tracker

Here's the latest to roll out of Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles door, the BMW R100 Tracker.
Using an '81 R100 RS as a donor bike, Karles applied visual cues that define a true tracker,

"light, thin and powerful motorcycles with wide handlebars and big air filters..."

The rear end of the bike got an extensive makeover. Karles, in collaboration with Vonzeti Cafe Racers Seats, designed a rear fairing and pad that embodied original tracker styling. New rear signals and lighting were also fitted to the now shortened subframe. The tank was permanently borrowed from an R90/6, a thinner brother to the stock R100 tank. 

"That gave the bike the look I wanted. I also modified the slope to the seat/tank combo to get a more aggressive line to the bike."

Tomaselli handlebars and a smaller bates style headlight where fitted to help balance out the proportions up front. The tracker also got two K&N competition filters. Exhaust pipes were handmade by shortening the original BMW units and kicking them upwards for a more race inspired look.

The suspension has been upgraded, and stock sized Dunlop K70 tires run front to back. The handmade number plates are a fresh detail, displaying the 7 through a well fitted perforated grill.

"Personally, it has been a great challenge to complete the bike and a way to improve and continue learning in this addictive world of customization. I hope you like it!" - Karles

Karles has also informed me that the bike is up for sale. You can contact him directly at
Also don't forget about the highly anticipated Scram Africa! adventure Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles will be putting on. Last I heard from Karles, there are still spots available! 

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