The Cafe Racer has been around since the early 1950s and sports one of the most unique and recognizable frame styles in the moto world. When a client asked the team at Moto Adonis for a custom cafe that was both retro and futuristic, they decided to utilize design cues from a variety of the customer’s favorite builds. As a result, their newest project, the BMW R80 RT was born.
The RT was once one of BMW’s 750cc touring models, complete with a windshield, a gigantic fairing, and a two-seat design that most modern cafe racers forgo. The bike was completely stripped, discarding almost every factory part before replacing the pieces with hand-fabricated alternatives. The original tank was swapped out for one from a donor CB500 and placed onto the newly fabricated subframe of the bike. A low profile Alcantara leather seat was also installed, followed closely by a pair of red anodized inverted forks from a Suzuki GSXR SRAD. Matte black aluminum full-disc wheels, bar end blinkers, a new headlight, and a hand-crafted two-into-one exhaust round out the modern reimagining.