One of many extraordinary bikes built with taste and sense of style by Blitz motorcycles is this BMW R100. The bike was commissioned by an insurance company called “La Parisienne”. Apparently, that’s what the name comes from.
Despite the fact that the bike packs a pure BMW engine, it reminds me a lot of their previous Harley Davidson Sportster, that was featured here a few weeks ago. Obviously, Blitz workshop stay faithful to their unique and ultimate style.
The front and rear fender were stripped down and they took off practically every detail they could to make the appearance more intimidating. The fuel tank from Yamaha XT500 wasn’t changed but mounted with the original design. Bespoke rear frame rails have left space only for the solo “Blitz” style seat. The back looks kinda “empty”, but I think that’s how it was supposed to look.
Even though there are two short mufflers, the exhaust pipes still remind me of BSA Hornet’s “straight through” exhaust system :). Aren’t they similar?
The front end is completed with R100RS bars, Yamaha R1 front brake master cylinder and yellow glass vintage rally car additional light as a headlight. It all hangs together just perfect. The bike’s finished with mat and shiny black.
If you’re intrigued by “La Parisienne”, find more info about it here.
Images by Gary Jézégabel