(Translated from the original Spanish published in Revival of the Machine.)
Using a 1978 BMW R100 RS as a base, we built Brendan–a Scotsman passionate about classic bikes–a motorcycle with a clear inspiration in flat track bikes. The idea was to build a bike similar to the Fuel HP R100 tracker we did a while ago, but with a racier look.
The bike should have a small tank, solo seat, high exhausts, and be as light as possible. On the other hand, we worked on improving the performance of the bike, changing the front end with that of a BMW F650, the Bing carburetors were changed to Mikuni, air filters to K&N, rear shocks Ohlins, etc.
The tank comes from a Kawasaki KH100, with an excellent paint job, which fits perfectly with the line and style. Another highlight of the bike, is the start button. It is a power button found in almost any modern car, and we located it below the speedometer, giving a very interesting contrast. As a nod, we have maintained a small pin of a Rally in Scotland in 1977, featuring the original motorcycle.
Undoubtedly, one of the most striking aspects of the build is the 2-in-1 exhaust, above the cylinder heads.
The bike has several parts custom-machined, such as headlamp holders and blinkers, and other handcrafted pieces such as the subframe, mufflers, and more. The bike behaves excellently and having reduced weight and improved front and rear suspension, the horsepower seems much more!
- Bates headlight
- Motogadget speedometer
- LSL handlebars
- Triumph mudguard
- Leather seat
- K&N air filter
- Oury Grips
- Vintage Ohlins rear shock absorbers
- Dunlop K70 tires
- Kawasaki KH100 tank
- Kawasaki Z1 brake pump
- BMW F650 front axle
- Progressive springs
- Mikuni VM36 carburetors
- Custom mufflers
- Custom subframe
- Machined brackets for front headlight and blinkers
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