From the heritage-happy land of Schwetzingen, Germany, we deliver you the a thousandth motorbike mission to grace the great doorways of WalzWerk Bikes.
In nice type, the bike chosen for the construct was none aside from a 1990 BMW R1000RS – a key piece in Marcus Walz’s café racer assortment, and one which exhibits off the store’s tendency towards sparse visuals – nothing too cluttered – and a contact of nostalgia.
An incredible combo.
Naturally, aligning components of previous and new on a magnificence bike just like the 1990 BMW R1000RS requires cautious placement and a sure sample; for Mark, the agenda meant conserving her 1000cc boxer coronary heart, however including new crank, heads, ports, and valves for the view.
The unique specs (59.5hp @ 6500rpm and 74Nm of torque @ 3500rpm) had been additionally upped with the addition of “racing-oriented cam, digital ignition, and Dell’Orto carburetors” – all of which bumped the bike’s punting energy to a really good 85 ponies.
Subsequent got here the enjoyable bit, with RideApart detailing that Mark’s store utilized “bead-blasting and clear-coating [to] the unit for an immaculate end,” including black valve covers (with contrasting stripes) and a two-in-one chrome steel pipe for move.
To match her spiffy specs, Mark stripped the bike of her extra cumbersome elements, eradicating unneccesary body tabs and cleansing the chassis with hours of sandblasting and rewelding earlier than donning bodywork from a Harley bike, and the tank from a Seventies Honda CB.
For suspension, WalzWerk stored the entrance forks, shaving the decrease finish and dropping the journey by 5”. For the rear, Mark didn’t maintain again, putting in a BMW R-series-specific ‘Sidewinder’ package that was apparently developped by the identical guys that distribute YSS Suspension.
“I acquired the very first package for this particular bike,” Walz tells BikeExif.
“As much as at the moment, that is nonetheless the primary and solely bike worldwide with this package put in.”
Right here’s an inventory of different stuff WalzWerk did to the R1000RS:
- CNC-machined triple bushes
- clip-ons with Daytona grips
- KustomTech levers
- built-in push buttons
- Motogadget speedo
- 18” wheelset (WalzWerk)
- brake discs (WalzWerk)
- Calipers (WalzWerk)
- rear-set controls (WalzWerk)
- Trademark WalzWerk saddle
Do you just like the look of WaltzWerk’s 1990 BMW R1000RS?