It’s been a while since my last post – the last few weeks were unusually busy and it seems that the next month is also going to be intensive. Anyway, I’ll find the way to devote some quality time to the blog ;-).
Today’s build is BMW R100/7 “Oldtimer” amazingly reworked by Kevils Speed Shop. This bike is special on so many levels. Since 1978 till the guys tore it apart it was a pure stock and what’s interesting about it that being a 70’s model the bike easily went back a few decades and came out as a perfect 50’s motorcycle – glossy and fancy.
“Oldtimer” was inspired by Kevils earlier bike – “Virgil” that the team built for the prestigious motorcycle clothing company Moto Legends. Such a cool vintage bike drew a lot of attention at the McQueen exhibition of art and memorabilia set in Soho, London and that explains why KSS desided to build another one – classically styled R100/7 Street Scrambler.
The guys used many Triumph and BSA motorcycles’ parts from that era, for example front and rear mudguards, chrome cherry bomb silencers, number plate and tail-light. They also fitted classic Triumph handlebars, with tiny switches.
Stainless spoked wheels have been rebuilt and outfitted with knobby tires. To match the glossy fenders, KSS installed two polished alloy side panels. The overhauled engine is equipped with Mikuni carbs.
The guys say that the bike has “…undergone a complete ground up nut and bolt restoration replacing and upgrading everything so it’s even better than new”. Despite all this vintage styling, yet a little modern twist was given by placing a high spec motogadget unit in the headlamp – looks really great!
R100/7 Oldtimer is finished with shiny deep black and powder coating wich as they say, “gives this bike a touch of class”. Find more pictures on KSS website or on flickr.
Images by Ashley Kent