This sort of military style beauty is the work of Josh and Chris from Vintage Steele garage. The guys got the bike from Amanda – a girl who was looking for a new vehicle in their shop. Amanda offered to trade this 1985 BMW toward the purchase of an old crusty Kawasaki kz550, she was considering to buy. The bike she offered looked “like it had been to hell and back” as the guys put it. Many aftermarket parts welded to the bike and parts from other motorcycles here and there revealed its tough past.
First, the guys were hesitant about such a deal, but as they found out a little more about this BMW (or more like something that was supposed to look like it) – its stories, trips the bike took between Florida, Vermont, and over to Alaska – the Vintage Steele team decided ”why not”. So, Josh and Chris acquired, as they said, “the ugliest flying brick you could imagine”.
VS, with the assistance from Papa Wolf Supply Co., managed the build budget and put the bike off, hoping they would have more than enough time to finish the build during Vermont winter. But they were wrong.
Soon, the guys were invited to The One Motorcycle Show (Portland, Oregon) and suddenly they had to accomplish a high quality result with a budget that was limited. Farthermore, VS had only a month to transform that wrack into a motorcycle of the OMS level.
The result you see in the pictures. Read more on that 1985 K100 here.