BMW R100 RT01 La Parisienne by Blitz

BMW R100 customOne of many extraordinary bikes built with taste and sense of style by Blitz motorcycles is this BMW R100. The bike was commissioned by an insurance company called “La Parisienne”. Apparently, that’s what the name comes from.

Despite the fact that the bike packs a pure BMW engine, it reminds me a lot of their previous Harley Davidson Sportster, that was featured here a few weeks ago. Obviously, Blitz workshop stay faithful to their unique and ultimate style.

BMW by BlitzThe idea was “to go for something brutal, radical and never seen before with BMW basis”. To complete this kind of task, one must think ”out of the box”. That’s how Fred and Hugo have done it.

The front and rear fender were stripped down and they took off practically every detail they could to make the appearance more intimidating. The fuel tank from Yamaha XT500 wasn’t changed but mounted with the original design. Bespoke rear frame rails have left space only for the solo “Blitz” style seat. The back looks kinda “empty”, but I think that’s how it was supposed to look.

BMW RT01 1984 engineThe engine is equipped with Bing carbs, bespoke aluminum air filters and K&N engine breather filter. The covers, as well as the wheels, are shiny black powder coated.

bing carbs and K&N filterThe bespoke battery box was housed under the gearbox and contains Ion Lithium 36 Ah battery. Both rear and front wheels run Coker Diamond tires.

Even though there are two short mufflers, the exhaust pipes still remind me of BSA Hornet’s “straight through” exhaust system :). Aren’t they similar?

BMW R01 exhaust pipesThe front end is completed with R100RS bars, Yamaha R1 front brake master cylinder and yellow glass vintage rally car additional light as a headlight. It all hangs together just perfect. The bike’s finished with mat and shiny black.

If you’re intrigued by “La Parisienne”, find more info about it here.

Images by Gary Jézégabel