Very often we see big boxer customized in a way ... let's say, over the top. As if, in some way, you wanted to give something more to a bike which lacks nothing to be already beautiful. Sometimes this forced alchemy is succesful, but often it makes us regret the original.Certainly it is not the case with this magnificent R100 of 1995, built by Junior Burrel from Retro Moto Austin Texas USA, for his friend Chris, who had just married, and who wanted a bike to travel a few weeks with his wife before leaving for the Air Force.Given the lack of time, that would have taken away vacation days to his friend, this bike was built in just six days (and six long nights).The BMW R100RT was found in a local bikes shop with low mileage and an engine in perfect conditions. First he removed the entire bodywork ... so much bodywork that the bike lost 40Kg of weight, then he proceeded to build a new subframe. Junior, for his builds, opted for stainless steel, instead of mild steel, therefore much more solid but with more problems for the weldings. The subframe has been built with chrome-plated steel which doesn't need to be painted and that gives a touch of contrast to the structure of the motorcycle.The electrical system has been simplified, the front mounts a small headlight, Renthal handlebar and a small Acewell speedo. The hand made saddle is of treated leather, Brat style, the tank painted in electric blue that, with the black frame and chrome steel, gives an extremely fresh and modern visual effect. The mono shock absorber has been replaced with a single progressive suspension and the double exhaust system has been replaced with a 2-in-1 one that ends with a classic inverted cone terminal.What to say about this bike, ... simply beautiful, all in just 6 days.(c) Photo Brandon Lajoie’s
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