Thursday, July 10, 2014

DAILY INSPIRATION: "Strasse" 1979 BMW R100 RS by Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles

1979 BMW R100 RS

"Based on a BMW R100 RS from 1979, the Fuel R100 Strasse (“Street” in German) was commissioned by Pablo, an enthusiast of classic motorcycles, restless traveler and fan of Apple products. He dreamed [of] a motorcycle where aesthetics have more relevance than performance. A bike to get around the streets of Barcelona and even for some of the dirt tracks that you can find around. A bike to look at and be seen.
The basic idea in terms of design was to get a motorcycle with simple and clean lines, where each part of the bike was very defined by color or materials. So for example, the tank and fenders are a block. The engine was totally painted for getting another visual block. The chassis and subframe in sand color is another one."

"The tank was a very important part for the look of the bike. We made a lot of tests using different techniques to get an aged metal aspect, which was finally achieved using Bitumen of Judea plus a clear coat for protection. A powerful and small lithium battery was hidden in the air filter box to get a cleaner design. On the right side of the box a little battery disconnector was adapted and installed. The headlight is from a classic trials motorcycle. A powerful Motogadget speedometer was installed and the ignition was relocated on the side. The rear taillight was installed inside the seat for a cleaner look. On one side of the bike is a small metal case built in Poland. It gives a military look to the bike.
In a word, a motorcycle to get lost with style through the dark streets of Berlin city itself."

Technical specs: 

BMW R100 RS 1979
70 cv
2 cylinders 4 stroke
24l fuel capacity
193 km/h top speed

Main mods:

Front light and bracket from a classic motorcycle trial
Motogadget speedometer
Lithium battery Ballistic
Streetbar handlebar from ABM
Bespoke seat
Hoske exhaust
Conic Air filter
Biltwell brownn  grips
Bespoke fenders
Auxiliar light
Russian case
Ikon shocks
Progressive springs

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