One of my most admired aspects of BMWs is that they make a fantastic basis for numbers of absolutely different styles. Old school bikes with the distinctive frame are a perfect fit for bobbers. Café builds turn out coveted and desirable. Even BMW based Enduros would put a smile on your face and make your day.
Think about this, what would be the most apparent feature of the classic enduros? Well, there are quite a few but they all boil down to that lightness that the bike's got. You look at it and you know it's gonna fly. That's exactly how I feel about this 860сс BMW - a recent work of Wang Motorcycles.
When I first saw the bike I was immediately hooked and dug deeper to find out who made such a beauty. Therefore, I got in touch with Tomas at Wang Motorcycles who provided me with some additional info on the build.
The crew at WM surely know how to impress. Building a classic is one thing but the guys took it to the next level - they managed to combine 3 in 1: light weight, powerful 860cc engine and it's all wrapped in a very recognisable retro cover.
"The bike is an homage to the classic enduros from the 70s", says Tomas.The only differences, I believe, are that it's more technically improved and got tasteful modern elements and features in the design.
Speaking about improvements, a few significant ones would be a completely refurbished R65 engine and gearbox with a Siebenrock big-bore kit allowing to get an extra kick out of it, complemented by an asymmetric camshaft. All that is bolted to an R80GS frame.
The front has got an additional height from a 21" KTM wheel and a WP Extreme 50mm fork. The tires are Mitas enduro.
Continuing with the idea of 70s classic, there are high mounted aluminium front and rear fenders, aluminium number plate, Magura Fatbar handlebar, Siebenrock Enduro style rocker covers and Enduro style airbox with a K&N filter.
The result got even better after cream white powder coating and bright orange metallic tank paint job.
For certain, the bike is truly outstanding as well as the pictures taken of this BMW build.
Wang Motorcycles garage can be found here:
Photos by Jakub Frey (Instagram)
Here is a list of all technical specs:
- Frame R 80 GS
- Paralever swingarm
- WP Extreme forks
- Frontwheel 21" KTM
- Rearwheel cross spoke BMW
- Handlebar Magura Fatbar
- Clutch lever Magura
- Brake master cylinder front Brembo 13mm
- Throttle control Magura
- Headlamp LED
- Tank Yamaha DT250
- Seat Tessa Bekker / Den Haag
- Tail light LED Highsider and E approved
- Front and rear fender aluminium
- Subframe homemade
- Battery Li-ion 20Ah
- Ignition lock with start function in the starter motor cover
- Super minimalistic wiring
- Regulator rectifier Beck electro
- Gearbox fully refurbished
- Engine fully refurbished R 65
- Heads R 65
- Siebenrock 860 big bore kit
- Asymmetric camshaft
- Mitas enduro tyres
- Aluminium number plates with glass blasted graphics
- Paintjob tank bright orange metallic
- Powdercoating in cream white
- Supertrapp short muffler
- Siebenrock Enduro Style rocker covers
- Enduro style airbox with a K&N filter