Meet the latest masterpiece from Blitz Motorcycles - BMW R75/6 Dead Ace. Looking simple and not being overloaded with multiple shades and prominent details, this blacked out vintage BMW is a true and tasteful piece of art. Blitz admit, that for this build they even gave up one of their signature treats - mounting fuel tank as it was found. As they explain, "The owner is one of the most "chic"... It was therefore natural that for this very unique time, we decided to go for a paint job on a vintage "Honda" tank". So, don't be surprised seeing this CB 125S's part black powder coated with chromed lid sitting on the Blitz's motorcycle frame.
A BMW 750cc engine, the heart of Dead Ace, has been rebuilt and fitted with new pistons, rings and gaskets. Before bolting to the frame, it was also blacked out to match the chosen color scheme. The yellow spark plugs wires along with the same color buttons on the vintage Triumph handlebars, are perfectly contrasting with black, spicing the bike up bit.
The subframe has been redesigned to house a bespoke flat seat. Blitz also simplified the electric system and used their elegant mini switches.
This BMW R75/6 now breathes through the Bing carbs, fitted with the bespoke alloy air filters. The headers are wrapped (that's what you can often find on the bikes customized by Blitz team) and led into slim and shiny Campbell mufflers. The black powder coated rims were shod in Dunlop K81 tires.
Dead Ace has undergone an amazing transformation, loosing most of the BMW motorcycles features, but gaining an outstanding custom look instead. With the biggest part of its bodywork being black powder coated and other great Blitz's design solutions, R75/6 has indisputably become a desireable machine for most of us. That's another terrific build by the guys from Blitz Motorcycles.
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Images by Gary Jézégabel