Here is the latest creation from Kevils Speed Shop in Devon UK inspired by the Great Mother Russia. Like all Kevils' bikes, this BMW R80/7 1978 has been stripped of all the unnecessary. The engine has been thoroughly revised, the frame powder coated and the body oven-painted... no shortage of details.The rear frame has been modified to fit a nice diamond-stitched leather saddle, a stylish leather bag placed on the side to carry a PC or an iPad with a 12v charging point on the side. The bike has been called "Sputnik", keeping in mind that a classical iPad generates a lot more computing power than the calculation system installed in the early space program promoted by the Soviet Union (Sputnik) in 1957.The fuel tank, R series, is an aluminum replica of the original and has been brushed and clear coated, side panels and stainless steel mudguards complete the minimalist look, while the Heidenau Scout dual-sport knobby tires suggest an imminent off-road excursion.No shortage of interesting details like the leather tool roll under the rear hoop, between the seat and the rear mudguard. An elegant 2 in 1 in-house fabricated scrambler exhaust is located on the left side and incorporates a perforated heat shield, while Mikuni carbs increase the big boxer's power. Particular the sickle and hammer emblem at the back of the tank required by the new owner ... probably in homage to: Great Mother Russia.
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