Courageous New Beemer: BMW R1100RS – BikeBound

BMW R1100RS Custom

Customized Oilhead from Moto Adonis… 

In 1993, the BMW R1100RS sport-tourer was the primary BMW to make use of the brand new “Oilhead” boxer engine, which mixed BMW’s conventional air-cooled cylinders with oil-cooled four-valve heads — an idea that lives on right this moment in bikes just like the R NineT. Kevin Cameron of Cycle World known as it a “Courageous New Beemer,” relating the controversial nature of the machine inside the firm, given its continued adherence to an engine format that dated all the best way again to the corporate’s WWI plane engines.

The up to date boxer twin engine was balanced with improvements such because the Telelever entrance finish, which bolted on to the engine — a design supposed to attenuate fork dive underneath braking — and a frameless chassis design that used the engine as a harassed member.

BMW bikes are recognized for his or her longevity, and BMW boldly gave the R1100RS a million-mile odometer. The RS was a motorbike you may journey to the grocery, on the Sunday backroads, or straight throughout the nation — and that was the principle promoting level.

“It affords turnkey reliability and stone dependable beginning and operating, and servicing that for essentially the most half could be carried out by a mechanically inclined proprietor. It’s a sport-styled machine for the lengthy haul.” –

BMW R1100RS Custom

Sadly, the R1100RS wasn’t the handsomest mount, clad because it was in cumbersome, barely awkward fairings. That’s the place our associates at Moto Adonis are available, whose buyer wished a full transformation of the massive boxer.

“The consumer’s imaginative and prescient was clear: a classic-looking bike infused with fashionable comforts akin to ABS and gas injection.”

BMW R1100RS Custom

Whereas the R1100RS might not appear essentially the most supreme candidate for such a construct, the Moto Adonis crew was fortunately stunned after they stripped down the massive sport-tourer.

“Embarking on the transformation of the BMW R1100RS, a motorbike that may not boast preliminary aesthetic appeal, we found a gem beneath its plastic exterior: a formidable engine and a stable body.”

BMW R1100RS Custom

The workforce tailored an aluminum BMW R mannequin tank and fabricated a customized rear subframe. They sourced a set of spoked wheels from a GS journey bike, matched with a set of extra classic-looking mudguards and headlight.

The exhaust is a bespoke stainless-steel system, and a set of aspect panels streamline the profile of the bike.

BMW R1100RS Custom

A customized gauge cluster homes a Koso speedometer, whereas DNA pod filters, Biltwell handgrips, rear Tarozzi foot controls, and a one-of-a-kind leather-based seat courtesy of Miller Kustom Upholstery rounds out the construct.

BMW R1100RS Custom

The result’s a long-legged boxer roadster that mixes fashionable facilities like gas injection and ABS with a minimalist, engine-forward design.

BMW R1100RS Custom

It is perhaps able to driving flat throughout the nation, however it should additionally look good parked up on the native bike evening. The Moto Adonis boys are duly pleased with the construct.

“This traditional scrambler is a testomony to our dedication to crafting bikes that not solely look spectacular, but in addition ship a mix of traditional aesthetics and fashionable performance.”

BMW R1100RS Custom

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