BMW R80 Cafe Racer 10

With a company statement of “Life is too short to ride boring motorcycles”, you’ve made a very clear statement. The guys from Elemental Custom Cycles from Germany eat, breath, and sleep custom motorcycles. With their shop, they aim to build unique, high-quality builds that not only look good but also have modern-day rideability and reliability. Thomas Lambert of ECC:

“We do not use standard parts in our builds. All our fairing, frames, seats and so on are designed in coordination with the customer and build in-house. All of them are conform with the stringent German TÜV regulations, which ensures the best quality to our customers.”

Working with TÜV regulations can be a real pain in the ass for custom builders, so this gives an idea of how these guys work.

This BMW R80 cafe racer is their 4th official build. Their client wanted something special and drove around 6 hours just to discuss the project. Soon they’ve concluded that it should be a BMW airhead. In the heart of Bavaria, Neurenberg to be precise, they’re pretty close to BMW. And they’ve managed to find a BMW R80 Monolever in a near mint condition. The result is what you see here:

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By Published On: May 17, 2018Categories: Cafe Racer1 Comment on BMW R80 Cafe Racer by Elemental Custom CyclesTags: 1.5 min readViews: 540

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About the Author: Ron Betist

Ron Betist grew up with motorcycles with a father heading the Amsterdam motorcycle police force. He has been riding (legally) for over 40 years and motorcycles are his true passion. With a life-long career in marketing and sales he has a huge international network. He joined as a contributor at BikeBrewers in 2017 to spread his word about bikes with the rest of the world.

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  1. L Goddard October 29, 2019 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    Hi, im chasing a diagram showing connection description for a r80 1993 instrument plug. Im removing the existing clocks and simplifying down to 5 lights, indicator, ignition/gen, neutral, oil, high beam. Can anyone help?

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