The Mastodont – BMW R1100GS by Moto Adonis

Dakar Historical past

Lengthy earlier than BMW gained reputation as the journey motorcyclist weapon of alternative, due to Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s escapades and their Lengthy Approach-series, BMW already had a fame for constructing bullet-proof journey bikes. It had every little thing to do with the corporate’s Dakar rally historical past, the place it began with the R80G/S again in 1980. BMW was a power to reckon with within the 1980’s all the best way up till the top of the Nineties. The R80GS grew into the R100GS, which finally remodeled into the R1100GS; which was a very totally different bike in comparison with those earlier than.

Adventurers’ alternative

When the R1100GS was first launched again in 1994, it was a little bit of an odd-looking machine, most notably due to the well-known “beak”. Mixed with BMW’s proprietary entrance Telelever suspension, it took lots of people a while getting used to. Nonetheless, BMW constructed a particularly succesful dual-sport machine, which took numerous of vacationers all over the world. It was additionally extraordinarily common as a commuter and touring bike. There’s a motive why you see so many BMW GS’s once you journey round in Europe. They’re comfy, highly effective, simple on gas, dependable, and most of all, hassle-free. It doesn’t matter the place you’re in Europe, BMW can get you any spare half that you just want, inside 3 enterprise days. And so they’re often quicker than that.


Which brings us to the subject at hand: the BMW R1100GS. Turning one thing as sacred because the a GS into one thing extra aggressive and distinctive just isn’t a straightforward feat. Fortunately, we all know a few guys who by no means again down from a problem. As a matter of reality, Moto Adonis actually do dare to do issues in another way. Just like the Honda Monkey they constructed for Rusty Stitches. This specific BMW R1100 was owned by Job Leussink, co-founder of Moto Adonis. He bought it to a buyer, who later determined that he needed to have it constructed into one thing particular and extraordinary. A sketch was made, and after approval, the angle-grinder was put to work.

The proprietor gave the craftsmen of Moto Adonis the complete reigns and had just one arduous situation: a flat bench. Reaching that on the GS meant eradicating the manufacturing facility subframe and fabricating a brand new one from scratch. The seat was {custom} made by Miller Kustom Upholstery and completed in an expensive brown leather-based. The gas tank appears large and is the centerpiece of this challenge. It’s a one-off unit constructed in-house by Moto Adonis. It’s massive, daring, and makes the BMW look imply as hell. To enrich the aggressive look, a {custom} 2-in-1 exhaust was fabricated by MAD exhausts, completed in a particular black coating. A pair of custom-made fenders had been constructed to match the remainder of the bike. The unique BMW wheels had been retained and acquired a contemporary coat of black paint and a few aggressive Bridgestone rubbers.

Satan within the Particulars

It could not look that method at first, however there are a ton of particulars on this specific challenge. There’s the push-in screw gas cap that appears very elegant. The scrambler headlight, Biltwell grips, YSS shocks and small digital speedo courtesy of Acewell add simply sufficient taste to the combo. The metal braided brake traces guarantee adequate stopping energy. All these components work collectively very well. Mixed with the blacked-out steel components, inexperienced gas tank, and brown leather-based seat, this BMW R1100GS has remodeled into an actual neck-turner. Hate it or adore it, you most positively gained’t have the ability to maintain your eyes off it!

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