Cafe Racer Dreams is one of the most creative garage on the custom motorcycle scene. More than fifty builds have already rolled out the Spanish workshop’s doors and each one as stylish as the next.For CRD #50, Pedro García and Efraon Triana pulled out all the stops. It’s a stunning resto-mod based on a 1969 BMW R69S, commissioned by a 30-year-old Madrid local.Most of the iconic features of the R69S have been retained, but the only component untouched is the 594 cc air cooled boxer motor. “The engine was perfect,” says Pedro, “so we didn’t operate inside!” Pedro and Efraon did completely rewire the bike though going as far as fitting a keyless ignition from Motogadget.Up front, they’ve improved braking with a disk setup borrowed from a Harley-Davidson Sportster. The quirky and distinctive R69S suspension is still intact but is now vastly improved thanks to the addition of Öhlins shocks at both ends.CRD also removed the airbox and installed a big K&N air filter in its plac a process that, according to Pedro, was harder than it looks. BMW R100 front fenders have been adapted to fit both the front and back of the R69S. The frame and a few other items were treated to satin black paint, while other bits were acid-dipped to achieve just the right vintage effect.CRD kept the stock tank and its assortment of dings, but stripped the paint and gave it a top-secret treatment that involves varnish and a little black paint. The seat is completely bespoke covered in leather which has been sanded to blend with the R69S’s distressed theme.Final trim includes a set of LSL handlebars, Beston grips and the original speedo-in-headlight setup. The tyres are Firestone’s infamous Deluxe Champions, the right choice for a build of this nature.CRD #50 is what we call revisiting in style: elegant and retro. This bike shows in full the outstanding skills of Pedro and Efraon. They have done a really good job ... moreover as always.Cafe Racer DreamsWebsite Facebook
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