The story of this BMW R100RS goes back in time to Scram Africa 2013. The guys from Fuel took this bike to fix after it broke down during the trip. The bike owner – Dave from England – wanted the guys to make it as light as possible and after considering some design ideas he went with the one you see – dirt traker kind. Besides being light, the tracker also had to be simple, completed with compact fuel tank and high exaust pipes but at the same time with improved performance.
The Fuel team started off with some frame changes and critical parts replacement. They designed and constructed the tubular structure under the solo leather seat. Also, for better performance as well as for new design purposes the guys installed a new brake system with Kawasaki Z1 brake master cylinder, a BMW K75 fork and Ohlins suspension.
The engine was fitted with the Mikuni carbs with K&N air filters. The ignition system has also been redesigned and it works pretty simple: “…there’s a key unit on the left side of the bike, but it starts with a button next to the speedometer”, say the guys. The ignition key holder is a bespoke item as the battery box and lots of other parts are.
Actually, many of the details you see on the bike are designed by Fuel workshop especially for this build, as for instance, exhaust pipes, side number panel, number plate, speedometer holder, front indicators brackets etc.
The guys admit that the build was a challenge with lots of new things learned and done, but after 5 months of hard work they are more than happy with the result. I’m sure that Dave was also impressed with his new BMW Tracker.