BMW R100 “Silverback” by Fuel Motorcycles

3 Feb
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Fuel BMW R100When I was in Barcelona last year I visited Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles and met the owner Karles Vives. Great to have a look at his workshop and talk about custom bikes. Since his shop was full with ongoing projects I asked if he ever has time to ride these machines. His answer was short and clear: every weekend!

Next to riding in te mountains in the wider Barcelona area, he organizes “Scram Africa”, a 2000km tour for scramblers trough sandy Morocco. Yes, exactly were scramblers are meant for.

What we see here is there latest build; a BMW R100 Scrambler called “Silverback”. The main idea was to build a typical scrambler bike with a classic, imposing and minimalist look.Fuel BMW R100 2 Fuel BMW R100 8

For the imposing look they’ve mounted a big R75/5 gas tank combined with a long (and comfortable) scrambler style seat. To give the engine a more retro and solid look, they’ve replaced the plastic air filter with a metal one, also from an R75. The fuel tank paint is clearly a classic BMW style and adding the

The fuel tank paint is clearly a classic BMW style and adding the aluminum side panels and BMW emblem gets an original and elegant look.Fuel BMW R100 3 Fuel BMW R100 4

The minimalist touch comes from the grips, indicators, mirrors, push buttons and speedometer from Motogadget. A clean and modern parts that fits perfectly to the whole look of the bike.

To give the bike a better handling of the road they’ve mounted progressive front springs and a new Hagon shock on the rear. The desired grip come from Continental TKC80 tires.

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Modifications:

  • Bates front light
  • Motogadget speedometer
  • Motogadget grips, indicators and mirrors combo
  • Motogadget push buttons
  • LSL handlebar
  • Alluminium front and rear fenders
  • Alluminium fuel tank side panels handmade
  • Alluminium BMW tank emblem
  • Air filter box BMW R75/5
  • Bespoke seat
  • Hagon rear monoshock
  • Continental TKC80 tires
  • BMW R75/5 big tank
  • SW Motech footpegs
  • Rear footpegs
  • New brake master cylinder
  • Progressive springs
  • Megaphone exhaust
  • Handmade side panels

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