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BMW R100R Cafe Racer

Pepo Rosell of XTR Pepo has turned another stunner. This time it’s a 1992 BMW R100R endurance racer. The bike is nicknamed “Don Luis.” Says Pepo:

About the name of the bike, this is the history:

The owner of the bike wanted to make a tribute to his father, who recently deceased, so has named the bike Luis after his father…Don Luis.

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Pepo himself chose an early 90s BMW R100R as the donor bike. He says:

It’s the more modern of the old boxers, has a Gs 80 frame type and cardan, but has 17 inch wheels in the rear and is a 1000 engine with oil cooler.

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We asked Pepo about his inspiration for the bike, which obviously recalls the endurance racers of yore. According to Pepo, the bike doesn’t just “seem” an endurance bike — it is one!

Yes, is an Endurance bike with a 24 liters fuel tank, twin lights, quick battery release. The bike is high performance in brakes, wheels, lightness (weight only 165 kg), and engine performance. This bike is not only a nice bike that sems an endurance bike…is a real endurance bike!!

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He goes on to discuss the bodywork and paint.

The bodywork design is my own an essence of an endurance bike. Only the colour is a little tribute to Ritmo Sereno (one of the best Japanese constructors). The owner wanted a blue bike with the Audi RS2 blue colour, so I proposed to him this nice painting inspired by Ritmo Sereno.

BMW R100R Endurance Racer:  Full Specs

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“Don Luis” by XTR (2016)
Donor bike: 1992 BMW R100R (Roadster)

  • Modified original frame with reinforced tubes. New subframe.
  • Ducati Sport Classic fork and yokes
  • Ducati Sport Classic front wheel
  • Discacciati front brake rotors
  • Discacciati CNC machined front brake calipers
  • Discacciati radial front brake pump.
  • Frentubo Kevlar brake lines.
  • XTR front carbon fiber mudguard
  • XTR front fairing with twin lights.
  • XTR custom made front bracket.
  • Modified Moto Guzzi fuel tank.
  • Modified Yamaha TZ solo seat.
  • XTR licence plate support.
  • Montesa rear light
  • Vicma led blinkers
  • Tomaselli clip ons
  • Suzuki GSXR 600 clutch with foldable and regulable lever.
  • Modified Derbi GPR 50 footlevers support.
  • Tarrozi foot levers.
  • Yamaha TRX side stand.
  • Ohlins rear shock.

Electronics:

  • LIPO battery.
  • Silent Hetkit electronic front crankshaft ignition with 16 mappings.
  • Electronic regulator.
  • Twin coils and twin spark heads.
  • Motogadget dashboard.
  • Leonelli lights commando.
  • Domino start commando.

Tuned Engine:

  • Crankase cuted reduced to minimum
  • Upper positioned on frame for more ground clearance, lightened ,blueprinted, adjusted.
  • Head cylinders worked and gasflowed heads.
  • Racing Camshaft.
  • High Compression and light pistons.
  • Oil pan intermediate crankcase, external oil filter.
  • Ducati Paso oil radiator with external hoses.
  • Supermario 2 in 1 exhaust system.
  • IL TROMBONE megaphone, XTR design made by SPARK.
  • Keihin FCR 40 carburators
  • DNA air filters
  • Tomaselli quick open gas throttle.
  • Bodywork Painting : ARTENRUTA
  • Frame painting: PINTUMOTO
  • Pictures: CESAR GODOY

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  1. Very nice looking build. License bracket is a bit strange, but overall, very cool.

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