Cafe Racers

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Cafe Racer's gallery II

Peter Friedrich's BMW Cafe Racer

Peter's bike is based on an old R65 which he has been modifying himself for the last three years, including the drop dead gorgeous alloy bodywork.Truly a labour of love!

Peter insists that the work is not finsihed and intends to fit the ever so popular Grimeca 4TLS front brake drum next.

Peter will keep us posted from Germany on his truly excellent work!

Chris Skillen R100 RS

Chris generously agreed to share few photos with us of his R100RS which he has restored painstakingly during 2009, in homage to a previous Airhead he owned years ago. It features our own FlatRacer Solo Seat, a replica of the BMW seat fitted on the initial run of the BMW R100RS, back in 1977 and offered as an expensive option afterwards.

Paintwork by Dream Machine (UK) and extensively rebuilt and restored, making it effectively a new bike.

Paul Kirkham's BMW Racer

Paul used to race and ride (when road legal) back in the Eighties. It featured the famous Rob North frame, first seen on the Airheads in the mid Seventies, courtesy of the F750 racing frames comissioned by Butler and Smith, the BMW USA importers located in the East Coast, which later won the first AMA Superbike championship in 1976 albeit in a near stock R90S (stretched with Venolia pistons to near 1000cc).

Paul's bike featured the Chromemoly Chassis by Rob North, Monoshock suspension, the era's popular Lester Wheels. The engine was massaged with Venolia Pistons, Crane Cam, Ported Heads, 40mm Dellorto Carbs, Lightened Flywheel and a 2 in 1 Pridmore Exhaust (of Reg Pridmore fame, the first AMA Superbike championship winner), topped by a Close Ratio Gearbox.

Here is Jay Gaunt's amazing BMW Cafe Racer.

Jay started with an old R100/7 (dig that King and Queen seat!) that needed some cosmetic renewal. Jay has been working on this project since early 2010, using a Flatracer Full Kit, finished in a stunning metal blue paintwork matched by the racy white pin stripping, done by Jay himself! Jay couldn't resist and painted his helmet with the same colour and pinstriping. This combo certainly attracts lots of attention and interest wherever Jay goes.

Daniel Murphy from Tasmania (The Isle of Man from the South Seas)

Daniel kindly sent us few pics of his own BMW R100RS that he's slowly renovating but nevertheless maintaining its originality as it has never been apart, even the paintwork is the original one.

Daniel has fitted our own FlatRacer Solo seat, including a brand new (and rare) RS Solo Seat tool box and painted it to match the bike's original White Pearl paintwork and red pinstriping.

Roger Gillispie's BMW R100/7, from Northern Ireland.

Roger has modified his bike during the winter of 2009/2010 before embarking on a charity ride to Africa, resulting in this stunning Cafe Racer.

It sports the famous Lester wheels, which were very popular in the Seventies and Roger makes no apologies for his taste! It is fitted with ultra trick Ohlins rear suspension for improved road holding.

Roger then fitted a Full FlatRacer Kit, opting for our replica Ducati 900SS fairing, in which we've fitted an headlight opening acrylic cover for good looks and protection.

It looks absolutely stupendous in the Fire Red Candy colour and certainly attracts attention everywhere it goes.

This is the Special Cafe Racer project by 59 Motorcycles of Spain.

It has been modified during 2007 using a Flatracer tank, fairing and short front mudguard, plus a flat track style tail section with number boards on the side.

59 Motorcycles specializes in Custom and Cafe Racer projects, please have a look to their latest work on

Steve Ashton BMW Cafe Racer

Steve Ashton was kind enough to send us few pics of his very orange BMW Cafe Racer, built as a tribute to the famous Laverda SFC.

Steve just completed the 2010 Colombres Rally (MC Piston) in Northern Spain, without missing a beat and drawing quite a lot of attention to his very unusual Cafe Racer. Hope we can meet there next year Steve!

It has been modified for the past few months, using a Flatracer fairing and short mudguard plus a Laverda SFC tail (why did I not think of it?).

A pair of Megatons provide the correct soundtrack!