Some do not find it "muscular" but, unlike its predecessors, the R65 has been created, in 1978, to meet the needs of a mixed route: urban and extra urban. The "small", ... so to speak, 649.6 cc boxer engine has a power of 45 hp with shaft drive, more than enough for its purpose.In 1985, BMW has taken this simple and reliable engine and mounted it on a new innovative frame, that used on the R80 characterized by a rear mono-shock and excellent driving stability. No wonder then that this bike is a favorite among those who use it mostly in the city but who don't disdain offroad routes on the weekends.The bike we are presenting today is a 1987 BMW R65 owned by Mike, professional tattooer from Brisbane (australian east coast). Mike found this R65 in good condition and sent it to Ellaspede garage with the request to create a simple and classic bike, something he could live with day to day and that wasn’t going to blow the budget.The Ellaspede guys have stripped the bike and overhauled all parts, have rebuilt the rear subframe and mounted a beautiful and comfortable saddle in light kangaroo leather. The front fork has been lowered 40 millimeters, replaced the front and rear headlights, as well as the instrumentation, now replaced with a simple Acewell speedo. So many small details: the light leather knobs, handmade aluminum fenders, black powder-coated wheels and new exhaust terminals make this R65 Black …. simply classic.Ellaspede Website Facebook
Follow us on our Facebook page. Click on I LIKE and you won't miss any news.