Stock BMW R80RT from 1982 has its 80s sporty style bodywork with a substantial fairing that covers not only a headlight and an instrumentation but also most of the engine, revealing only cylinders of the flat-twin. The bike can be anything, but retro. The vintage look and many other customer’s preferences Kevils workshop had to embody in the donor and rebuild R80RT into a cafe racer which, besides its essential purposes also was supposed to help his owner with his work.
The bike was commissioned by Ants, who owns a vehicle tracker fitting company. Along with many ideas what the bike must look like and what it has to be turned into, Ants also wanted it to demonstrate the work of the company’s hight tech tracking devices. But the most important part was to build an authentic old school motorcycle.
For that, the guys made some significant bodywork changes and engine parts replacement. In particular, they mount humped tan leather trimmed cafe racer seat with a gel battery hidden underneath, installed Mikuni carbs, fitted with old school pod intakes and mounted TUV approved clip-ons on the front end. To give a bit more bite, the engine was completed with the distinctive BMW retro rocker covers and crankcases and it also takes out exhaust through the headers led into the Upswept Cocktail shaker mufflers.
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