It’s gracious as always with XTR Pepo customs. The R100RS model is a nice bike itself but after the work done by the well-known Spanish workshop in collaboration with Revival of the Machine, the bike can easily blow your mind. Even standing still the design implies movement!
The build was a project for the last year’s Bike Shed Show in London. XTR Repo ran by Pepo Rosell and Revival of the Machine magazine (both based in Madrid) teamed up to produce an extraordinary machine with an improved engine and enhanced design.
The project started off with rebuilding the engine that got a competition camshaft, high compression pistons, Lectron Power Jet carburetors with K&N pod filters. The ignition was replaced by a new digital set. The front end got BMW R nine T fork and the rear end was swapped for the one from BMW R850 R Guarda Civil with an adjustable Hagon monoshock. Both wheels are wearing Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires.
The seat is truly unorthodox: first of all, it’s wooden based and secondly – the shape is very unusual, it’s a perfect fit for the design though. The unit was fabricated by a guitar maker – Javi Moldes from Spain.
An aluminum bullet-like fairing along with the fuel tank were both thoroughly hand-shaped and became two leading pieces among other visual parts. After all, that’s what the guys were going for.
To make this BMW R100RS build really special and unforgettable the guys went for an interesting addition – a Zenith Pilot Type 20 wristwatch incorporated into the fuel tank, which is both – practical and beautiful.