Cafe Racer Dreams #27 R100
By Anthony van Someren - 25 Mar 13
This tasteful, and dare we say it, practical BMW scrambler/brat custom from Cafe Racer Dreams was amazingly turned around in four weeks and built on a budget.
Forks are original items. Bars are Renthal Ultra lows with grips from the Cafe Racer Dreams online store. Speedo is Motogadget.
The subframe has been chopped and looped as you'd expect, while the seat was fabricated by the Cafe Racer Dreams crew. Just to prove the point on practicality, the fenders extend fully forward, covering the gap where the battery used to be and actually protecting the rear of the engine from muck and grime. Rear twin shocks come from a Harley XR 1200.The owner is Frenchman Didier, and equally impressive was his faith in Pery and his crew at the Cafe Creams workshop, as he sourced the donor R100/7 in London, and had it transported to their garage in Madrid so it could be built for him to use in the French Alps. Didier has seen, and fallen in love with, CRD#17, aka Ruby Ring, and he wanted something similar, but at a lower costs, and in record time.
Perfectly proportioned silhouette?
Even in closeup, a bare ignition key stands up to scrutiny.
Interesting placement of the rear view mirror probably works really well, and keeps the bars and controls clean.