Moto Adonis transforms a BMW Flying Brick…
Launched in 1982, the BMW K100 earned the nickname “Flying Brick” for its distinctive engine structure, whereby the bike’s liquid-cooled DOHC inline-four was laid on its facet within the body — the crank on the proper facet of the bike, the pinnacle on the left.
“The K100RS threw BMW orthodoxy out the window with its liquid-cooled 987cc 4, however toed the corporate line with a longitudinal crankshaft that aligned with the driveshaft to cut back the facility losses typical in drivetrain layouts with a number of 90-degree modifications of course. With the pinnacle on the left and the crankcase on the proper, routine upkeep like adjusting the valves was simplified.” –Rider
Whereas gross sales had been modest at first, the 90-hp K100 4 and buttery-smooth K75 triple would assist modernize the BMW Motorrad picture and staunch gross sales losses to the Japanese.
Within the final decade, these 80s Bricks have been making a comeback within the workshops and garages of customized builders, who’ve discovered them prepared donors for a wide range of tasks — primarily fashionable café racers and roadsters with their brutalist engines on full show.
The aptly-named “Orange Brick” you see right here comes from Arthur and Job of Holland’s Moto Adonis, who’ve been constructing wheeled contraptions of every kind for so long as they will bear in mind.
“Our first workshop was in a small barn within the yard of Arthur’s home. Again then, we known as ourselves the Barn Brothers. However because the years glided by, we entered right into a partnership and later started totally operating Moto Adonis…. This was actually a dream come true!”
This 1990 K100RS was began at one other workshop, however after the proprietor had bother with their work, he reached out to Moto Adonis to see if they might make it proper — after all they might!
They undid many of the earlier modifications and selected a full-out customized construct. Arthur and Job give us all the main points beneath, however highlights embrace the GSX-R forks, BMW K1200RS wheels, customized subframe and rear shock setup, bespoke tank facet covers and bellypan, customized logos, switchgear, and extra. Then there’s the paint: pearl white, vibrant orange, and heavy flake!
“We as Moto Adonis are actually happy with how this orange brick turned out! It seems to be nice and rides like a dream! And most significantly: we made one other buyer pleased with their dream bike!”
Beneath, we discuss to Arthur and Job for the complete story on the Orange Brick!
About Moto Adonis
We’re two buddies (Arthur and Job) who’ve been constructing cool stuff since childhood. Whether or not it has 2, 3, 4, or too many wheels, we construct it. However most of all we like bikes! Way back to we are able to bear in mind, we have now been obsessive about constructing and creating issues. All of it begins with a terrific thought, we prefer to create something that comes as much as thoughts. Nothing is simply too loopy, too quick, or too difficult!
After ending two totally restored Austin Mini automobiles and an empty storage syndrome, we took the plunge! In 2012 we created our first actual customized motorbike. For a few years, constructing customized bikes was a part-time job. However it will likely be truthful to say we obtained hooked fairly good. Our first workshop was in a small barn within the yard of Arthur’s home. Again then, we known as ourselves the Barn Brothers. However because the years glided by, we entered right into a partnership and later started totally operating Moto Adonis. With the assist of our household and buddies, it will definitely turned attainable to hire an enormous store area and to make our passion our job. This was actually a dream come true!
Concerning the Bike
BMW K100RS 1990: The Orange Brick!
This construct began with a easy electronic mail — the query was whether or not we might end a construct of a customized BMW K100RS? Some modifications had been completed, however the proprietor had some dangerous luck with the earlier store that began the construct. So the query was if we might make it proper! In fact, we are able to!
An appointment was made, and the bike was introduced over. On nearer inspection with the client, we determined to undo a number of the earlier modifications and make it a full customized construct.
The inventory wiring of the bike was a multitude — we needed to kind this out. A Breakout field was put in to make the brand new speedo, customized handlebar switches, and the brand new operating lights and Motogadget blinkers work.
We additionally modified a GSX-R entrance fork to suit the bike and mounted BMW K1200RS wheels on the bike for a extra fashionable look.
For the rear, we put in a customized spring setup and constructed a customized subframe to make the seat part match the bike good!
There are lots of extra modifications completed to this bike like customized logos, tank facet covers, and a bellypan. However, what actually makes this bike come out in a the parking zone is off target the colour! Pearl white with a vibrant orange and a whole lot of flake!
We as Moto Adonis are actually happy with how this orange brick turned out! It seems to be nice and rides like a dream! And most significantly: we made one other buyer pleased with their dream bike!
This bike has it personal web site: www.theorangebrick.com. Credit: Bike design by Moto Adonis. Copyright © – Moto Adonis Bikes b.v. Content material free to share beneath situations of mentioning Moto Adonis with hyperlink to social (Instagram: @moto_adonis) and web site (MotoAdonis.com).