BMW-R80RT-Scrambler

If I say “Switzerland”, you’ll probably think: “chocolate”, “snow top mountains”, “gold” or maybe even “purple cows“. Regular readers and especially custom BMW lovers may think about VTR Customs. Certainly one of the best custom motorcycle shops in Europe. And of course, we definitely love the work of the pro’s, but in the beginning of this year I said that I would feature more individual projects and shed/yard/garage/basement- builds so I was glad to receive this project submission by Patrick Rohr from Switzerland. It’s Patrick his very first motorcycle project and he called his shop Angry Motors. He told me that it took him about 350 hours of passion, work, beer, sweat, and music. But in the end also some tears…

BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-2

Words by Patrick:

As a former cycle shop owner and cycling enthusiast, I have been always on two wheels. inspired by architecture art and design. This BMW R80RT Scrambler was my first motorcycle project ever. I’m living in Switzerland close to Germany where I bought this 1989 R80RT (which is ugly as hell in the original setup I think…!). I picked this model because I like the mono shock on the rear and I just like the boxer engines. In terms of used BMW’s, it was a rookie with only 36,000km experience! Usually, these older machines are sold with over 100,000km, so this was a great opportunity.

The idea behind was to build a bike that looks very clean. I had no clear vision, except the color scheme. This had to be an “all black design” so I simply started working on it and it grew step by step in one year in roughly 350 hours. I called it “T63”. Not only because the bike has Michelin T63 tires, but the T stands for “Tubo”, and that’s exactly wat my last name means when you translate “Rohr” from Germany to English. And my birthday is on 6-3. Let’s just say that I’ve given myself reason enough to name the bike…

The real challenge was to get all the electric cables into the handlebar: once in never out again:). The whole bike was ripped to the bone all parts are powder coated and spray painted, new seals and fluids, stainless steel bolds and Motogadget electrics. Most modifications I’ve made myself (you can find a list below the pictures), but the rear end and was made by a bike builder in Germany because it is not allowed to do it yourself without any certificates and documents in Switzerland. Also, the custom leather seat was done by a (78 year old!) upholsterer…

And there come the tears: the rules in Switzerland won’t allow me to ride this bike because during the time from 1980 to 2003 Switzerland had his own rules for motorcycles they where far ahead from the rest of Europe. Which means less noise and less emission. All motorcycles during this time where specially throttled to full fill the requirements. What I simply did not know :(. So that means I would need special documents and inspection for exhaust and emission and that is not possible with this German motor. Long story short: no chance to ride this thing on the streets inSwitzerlandd so I have to sell the bike.

BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-1 BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-3 BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-5 BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-4 BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-7 BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-8 BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-9 BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-6

BMW R80RT Scrambler mods:

  • Custom subframe
  • Custom seat and upholstery
  • Bing carburetors
  • Megaphone muffler
  • YSS rear shocks
  • Wirth springs in front
  • Magura HS1 front break with steel brake lines
  • 4,5″ headlight
  • Motogadget M-unit
  • Motogadget Speedo
  • LSL Drabbar
  • Montone handlebar controls
  • Retro grips
  • Motogadget M-disk turn signals front
  • Highsider Apollo turn sighals rear
  • Michelin T63 tires
  • Powder coated frame & matte black finish
  • Engine “refreshment”; new seals, bolts and liquids

 

 

By Published On: April 14, 2017Categories: Scrambler0 Comments on BMW R80RT Scrambler by Angry MotorsTags: 3.5 min readViews: 459

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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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BMW-R80RT-Scrambler

If I say “Switzerland”, you’ll probably think: “chocolate”, “snow top mountains”, “gold” or maybe even “purple cows“. Regular readers and especially custom BMW lovers may think about VTR Customs. Certainly one of the best custom motorcycle shops in Europe. And of course, we definitely love the work of the pro’s, but in the beginning of this year I said that I would feature more individual projects and shed/yard/garage/basement- builds so I was glad to receive this project submission by Patrick Rohr from Switzerland. It’s Patrick his very first motorcycle project and he called his shop Angry Motors. He told me that it took him about 350 hours of passion, work, beer, sweat, and music. But in the end also some tears…

BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-2

Words by Patrick:

As a former cycle shop owner and cycling enthusiast, I have been always on two wheels. inspired by architecture art and design. This BMW R80RT Scrambler was my first motorcycle project ever. I’m living in Switzerland close to Germany where I bought this 1989 R80RT (which is ugly as hell in the original setup I think…!). I picked this model because I like the mono shock on the rear and I just like the boxer engines. In terms of used BMW’s, it was a rookie with only 36,000km experience! Usually, these older machines are sold with over 100,000km, so this was a great opportunity.

The idea behind was to build a bike that looks very clean. I had no clear vision, except the color scheme. This had to be an “all black design” so I simply started working on it and it grew step by step in one year in roughly 350 hours. I called it “T63”. Not only because the bike has Michelin T63 tires, but the T stands for “Tubo”, and that’s exactly wat my last name means when you translate “Rohr” from Germany to English. And my birthday is on 6-3. Let’s just say that I’ve given myself reason enough to name the bike…

The real challenge was to get all the electric cables into the handlebar: once in never out again:). The whole bike was ripped to the bone all parts are powder coated and spray painted, new seals and fluids, stainless steel bolds and Motogadget electrics. Most modifications I’ve made myself (you can find a list below the pictures), but the rear end and was made by a bike builder in Germany because it is not allowed to do it yourself without any certificates and documents in Switzerland. Also, the custom leather seat was done by a (78 year old!) upholsterer…

And there come the tears: the rules in Switzerland won’t allow me to ride this bike because during the time from 1980 to 2003 Switzerland had his own rules for motorcycles they where far ahead from the rest of Europe. Which means less noise and less emission. All motorcycles during this time where specially throttled to full fill the requirements. What I simply did not know :(. So that means I would need special documents and inspection for exhaust and emission and that is not possible with this German motor. Long story short: no chance to ride this thing on the streets inSwitzerlandd so I have to sell the bike.

BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-1 BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-3 BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-5 BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-4 BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-7 BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-8 BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-9 BMW-R80RT-Scrambler-6

BMW R80RT Scrambler mods:

  • Custom subframe
  • Custom seat and upholstery
  • Bing carburetors
  • Megaphone muffler
  • YSS rear shocks
  • Wirth springs in front
  • Magura HS1 front break with steel brake lines
  • 4,5″ headlight
  • Motogadget M-unit
  • Motogadget Speedo
  • LSL Drabbar
  • Montone handlebar controls
  • Retro grips
  • Motogadget M-disk turn signals front
  • Highsider Apollo turn sighals rear
  • Michelin T63 tires
  • Powder coated frame & matte black finish
  • Engine “refreshment”; new seals, bolts and liquids

 

 

By Published On: April 14, 2017Categories: Scrambler0 Comments on BMW R80RT Scrambler by Angry MotorsTags: 3.5 min readViews: 459

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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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