BMW R100R Cafe Racer By Vagabund Moto

Sep 12, 2017

Category: Rides

For custom bike builders, a contemporary mastery of the art comes from the ability to produce a ride that’s sleek and minimal in appearance, but without compromising the bike’s performance in the process. No matter how you slice it, such a task is much easier said than done, which is partially the reason why we were so drawn to his BMW R100R cafe racer built out by Paul Brauchart and Philipp Rabl of Austria-based Vagabund Moto.

For the job, they both decided upon a ’93 iteration of the bike to get started. From here, they almost immediately began stripping the bike down, replacing the stock body with a handsome hand shaped tank and seat that now flow seamlessly together in conjunction with a new front mudguard and headlight nacelle. Additionally, the seat features a gas-shock-powered hinge mechanism that, when pulled, reveals a nifty leather valet tray under the piece that’s ideal for keeping any assortment of Everyday Carry items safe and secure. The battery was also replaced with a lithium-ion one to save space, they removed about 70mm from the front forks, added a YSS shock in the rear, black powder-coated rims, Motogadget turn signals, a tail light built into the seat, and a side exiting silencer to the exhaust system complete with an aluminum cover to match the rest of the build.

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