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BMW K75 Cafe Racer Streetfighter


It seems to be the week of BMW K-Series customs. We featured this 1985 BMW K100 cafe racer earlier this week, and now Silodrome–who consistently present some of the handsomest, most well-built cars and bikes on the planet–have featured a three-cylinder K75.

Zsolt Kovacs refurbished this 1991 BMW K75 Streetfighter, restoring many of the original elements and highlighting the motorcycle’s unique style with modern updates and technological flair. Especially innovative is his transformation of the K75S’s brick of an engine, which looks a little dated in the original, but when stripped down resembles a fighter jet. Kovacs partnered with a friend, a fighter jet mechanic, to design and create a one-of-a-kind sculptural engine block with fighter jet air intake. He also rotated the tailpiece to create a look that was less boxy and more reminiscent of a street bike, re-designed and re-fabricated the instrument panel, tailpiece, tail light, and head light while keeping the original, sporty handle bar. Combined with an overhaul of the mechanical systems and some sporty new badges, the result is a sleek, contemporary design, as if the Streetfighter were recently released, while enhancing its original style.

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