BMW R51/2 Restomod Bobber by Kontrast Kreations

Nov 30, 2017

Category: Rides

In the world of custom motorcycles, getting it right with a barn find the first time around is hard enough. Getting it right with a barn find that was only in production for 2 years in the early 1950s? That’s nearly impossible. Luckily, this trusty old BMW R51/2 made it into the hands of Ramon Seilers of Kontrast Kreations at the behest of one very lucky owner.

From the very beginning, it was obvious that a complete overhaul of the bike was needed. So, a full restoration was in order – beginning with rebuilding the engine and gearbox with new seals and soldering/filling the broken case and missing fins. The cylinders also got a fresh coat of paint, and the bike now features a fuel tank sourced from an R51/3. Wheels were also replaced with new spokes and repainted a cool glossy black, a new seat pan and knee pads were fabricated and wrapped in brown leather to now match the pair of Brooks bicycle grips up front, and the original headlight with embedded speedo was left intact for old time’s sake. Finally, out the back is also a custom built license plate bracket and a Bates-style tail light complete with a 6V bulb. A handsome bobber no doubt, we for one are excited this antique ride was given a second chance at life.

Learn More: Here

More From Rides

Benchmade's Tactical Triage Knife Was Made For Emergency Responders

CPM-S30V steel, a G10 handle, a seatbelt cutter, & a glass breaker tip.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner

Project Black's TR2 Is A Compact Tactical Respirator For Any Operation

Full-fledged air filtration in an easily-packable format.

Posted By Chris West

Partner
Featured Image

Ducati’s DesertX Scrambler Concept Honors Its 1990 Dakar-Winning Racer

Ready for production alongside the Motard supermoto concept bike.

Posted By

Apr 8, 2020

Featured Image

This 1989 Alfa Romeo ES-30 ‘Sprint Zagato’ Is An Immaculately-Kept Auto Rarity

An awe-inspiring departure from the manufacturer's traditional design language.

Posted By

Apr 8, 2020

Featured Image

Auction Block: Paul Walker’s 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback

The late movie star's personal classic pony car is up for sale.

Posted By

Apr 8, 2020

Featured Image

Zillers Built A Bespoke Aluminum-Bodied Sci-Fi-Styled BMW R NineT Moto

Departing from its signature style for its most outside-the-box build yet.

Posted By

Apr 7, 2020