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When 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.
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.
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.
- 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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