Written by Donny Ariyanto
We can’t resist the beauty of a BMW boxer engine. Nothing compares or looks quite like it. Regardless of whether it’s in stock condition or heavily customized, these are beautiful machines. Their unorthodox horizontal head configuration and final shaft drive has always intrigued us, while at the same time frightening too. With all the bulk of those cylinders we think it would be suitable for any build, Cafe Racer, Scrambler, Tracker and anything else. And now we featured our latest build, based from 1980 BMW R80 RT. We shows what can be done with a modest amount of effort, a small inspiration and a beefy BMW boxer.
The frame is standard but has been de-tabbed and boasts a tasty solid black scheme. The forks are standard but have been shortened, fit with progressive springs and blacked out from head stem to toe. The rims also happen to be standardand it has been wrapped in Metzeler Enduro 110/80-18 & 120/80-18 and hung beneath trimmed down alloy fenders. Completing the project, Fatbar handlebar and aftermarket handgrip was selected to provide ‘the enjoyment of riding’. The 5 inch aftermarket headlight, turn signals and tail light were mounted using custom brackets and hardware. To finish off the bike we also built a custom, line stitched seat that hugs the rear loop of the frame and lowers the rider an inch closer to the road. A candy red, blacked out engine and a small section of 2 in 2 exhaust custom and black wrap give the bike it’s tough aesthetic which is balanced out with a well thought out selection of chrome and bare alloy components.
- Fender & Seat Custom by STUDIO MOTOR
- Painting & Airbrush by KOMET Studio
- Fatbar Handlebar
- 5 Inch Aftermarket Headlight
- Aftermarket Taillight
- Metzeler Enduro 110/80-18 & 120/80-18 (Front and Rear)
- 2 in 2 Custom Exhaust System by STUDIO MOTOR
STUDIO MOTOR Custom Bike