1983 BMW R80/7 Cafe Racer by Moto Adonis

BMW R80/7 Cafe Racer

In an old factory in The Netherlands, Daan Borsje and the crew of Moto Adonis have been assembling some of the sweetest vintage customs to crackle and pop with oily fury. They built this post-fallout BMW R65 scrambler from a Dutch ex-police bike–possibly our favorite scrambler of 2015–and their bratstyle CB650 is a triumph in minimalism.

Now Daan and boys are back with another ex-government bike, a 1983 BMW R80/7 from the Dutch customs department.  In celebration of Moto Adonis’s 4-year anniversary, Nextline Media created a beautiful video of the bike in action, which also promotes other small craft companies in the Breda area:

BMW R80 Cafe Racer:  In the Builder’s Words

Moto Adonis has existed 4 years now, and to celebrate it we have made an awesome video about this Moto Adonis build, and a photoshoot made for the local craft companies of Breda, the Netherlands. Special thanks to Nextline Media and his drone.


The bike that was used in this video is a BMW R80/7 originally built in 1983 and used by the Customs in the Netherlands. We stripped down the ugly beast and started to rebuild the bike. The gearbox needed some new grinds, but the engine was in a pretty good condition. Some new coils, new oil, and that’s about it.

After the technical checkup, we made a handmade rear frame, a new handmade leather seat, and placed the custom fenders. The handlebars are from a Triumph Bonneville and the grips are nice brown Biltwells.


The cockpit was switched for a nice Acewell speedo and tachometer, and the bike was taken apart for his paintjob. The tank is painted white with British racing green and the frame, wheels, and engine covers a coated with a one-off gunmetal grey paint. The mufflers are sweet Triumph mufflers, which produce a low and civilized sound.

With new Metzeler ME11 and ME77 shoes, this ride was ready for the movie and photoshoot with a big bearded man, of course, suited up!


About the photoshoot, it was for the promotion of small craft companies in the Breda area. These small companies all have their contribution for the shoot and movie. The biker’s clothing comes from Westgoods, the suit comes from a company called Ouwe Jongens Krentenbrood (translation: Old Boys Currants Bread), Falsum did the photoshoot, and a lot more companies were involved. More information on www.stappen-shoppen.nl.

Follow the Builder

Follow Moto AdonisFacebook | Instagram | Twitter | Web

BMW R80 Cafe Racer

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *