What would you do if you got your hands on an old BMW R80/7 motorcycle? Option A – Take it for a spin, join the local classic collectors club and polish it everyday! Option B – Let your wild imagination loose and find a custom motorbike builder to craft something that is more than just a classic motorcycle.
Guess what? Not every classic bike deserves to be left stock original. Some classic bikes will need more than just a restoration; today’s feature build a BMW R80/7 is an excellent example of a classic transformation.
I am glad the owner of this stock BMW R80/7 decided to think outside the box, otherwise I’m not sure what I would be featuring today?
The stock battery was replaced with a smaller lithium battery. The BMW R80/7 engine is fitted with a new Arrow exhaust, whilst the footrest was modified to adapt the new exhaust system. The taillight is from an old piston of a Honda CB125, which is another unique touch to this custom BMW R80/7. Adding to the new lease on life for this old BMW Yann’s sister helped out by making a new seat.
The guys worked for 2 months on this project, we hear they nearly lost their minds on the electrics – wires everywhere!! Thankfully that didn’t happen and the result is this beauty, with a really nice look and a beautiful sound!