Not so long ago we featured a nice Harley-Davidson commuter motorcycle transformed into a great off-road machine with a catchy outfit and very promising characteristics. The bike was customized by Analog Motorcycles, whose gallery’s full of all sorts of styles and models featuring different designs and attitudes. This BMW R75/5 ‘Dritte’ is one of the latest projects done by AM.
The R75/5 falls into the /5 model range produced from 1970 to 1973 along with R50/5 and R60/5. Interestingly, the production of the /5s was moved completely to Berlin and all the bikes of that series were manufactured solely in the German capital.
R75/5 was equipped with telescopic forks, 12-volts electrics, electric starter and kickstarter. The design was upgraded and so was some engineering. Claimed top speed of the R75/5 model was 175 km/h (110 mph).
As you can see, the donor’s undergone a major transformation at Analog Motorcycles with a bunch of new awesome parts being installed and tweaks applied. Still, that classic vibe is well preserved in details and when it comes to custom bikes – details matter!
The engine is the most important part of any bike, so making sure a 750cc motor functions properly, it has been refreshed and tuned to stock specs. The exhaust consists of: the original headers (ceramic coated) with Analog designed Cone Quiet Core Mufflers.
The bodywork is neat and well thought through. Both fenders are custom made as well as the battery tray and the seat pan (upholstery by Dane Utech). The seat, by the way, goes well with those vintage brown grips installed on Moose Racing handlebars with CRG Arrow Bar-End Mirror on the left side.
As with many of their bikes, AM used some of the custom parts from their shop, like AMG LED Retro lighting Kit, AMG subframe with Prototype AMG luggage rack, AMG Billet pegs, mounts, Top Triple and bar clamps.
For the rear suspension Gazi shocks were mounted, for the front – the combination of Race Tech gold valve emulators and springs. Both wheels are wearing Avon Road Rider tires.
And finally, the painting was skillfully applied by Kiel’s Kustoms and Artistimo. The finished product is clean and stylish but also very practical.