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Custom 1983 BMW R100 DNA+ by Greight

Posted by Mark on November 14No Comments
BMW R100 from 1983

One of the coolest things about this BMW R100 is its unconventional look that has combined a few custom styles with Greight's personal preferences. The retro rear end has successfully mixed with the sporty looking front end and (adorned with a perfectly suiting color scheme) they're hanging together really great.

Davide from Greight workshop bought this BMW R100 a little more than a year ago. In order to understand the bike and to give himself some time to think of what he wanted it to be transformed into, he decided to just ride it for a while the way it was. Envisioning the DNA+, he simply wanted it to become a custom bike with the distinctive Greight's features.

BMW R100 custom

So after some time, Greight came up with the idea to clean up the rear end giving it the 50s look and make the front look more modern fitting the bike with the Honda Hornet 900's front end. As you can see, the rear was rebuilt completely and it comes with Harley Davidson shock absorbers, a knobbly tire, a hand-made "tractor" seat upholstered with brown leather, a tiny fender covering very little of the wheel under the rider, and the license plate with the tail-light and bullet turn signals above it.

the rear end of DNA+

The BMW R100 frame didn't quite match the Honda's fork so to make it work, Greight modified the headstock, lengthening it and changing bearings positions, as well as reworked the front wheel's hub to fit the Honda's axle. As the rear end was significantly changed and was supposed to look as clean as possible, there was no space left for the battery, so it was relocated closer to the engine and housed in the steel fabricated box.

BMW R100 by Greight

Having the most important components of the bike taken care of, the guys mounted bespoke dashboard with the fairing and reworked Kawasaki Z400 tank from the 70s, the design of wich matches the fairing and the front brake caliper cover. The stainless vice-versa routed headers are also hand-made especially for this build.

BMW R100 exhaust system

The bike is participating in Deus bike build off competition right now. To vote for it or look at other bikes, head over here. Find more about Greight workshop on their website.

The overall look BMW R100
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