Tuesday, September 04, 2012

C59R.1 brings café racer cool to the BMW R100RS

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The C59R.1 is what we'd want to make of our old BMW R100RS, if we had one...

Based in Cambrils, near Barcelona, Cafe Racer Motorcycles C59R was set up in 2011 by one Ramon Josep Curto, who wanted to give a new lease of life to classic bikes by transforming them into café racer / street tracker-style machines. And the bike you see here – the C59R.1 – is his first attempt at doing just that.

The C59R.1 café racer is based on a BMW R100RS, which gets ‘Clubman’ type handlebars, completely revamped electrics, new fork springs and rear shocks, a steering damper and thoroughly overhauled engine and gearbox. The seat, front and rear fenders and exhaust were all custom-built for the bike, which was then given a charcoal grey paintjob with red stripes.

We think the C59R.1 looks pretty cool in an understated sort of way. More information is available on CRM’s official website

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