It makes excellent sense that one of many world’s prime customized BMW bike builders is predicated in Germany. Below the steerage of firm founder Marcus Walz, WalzWerk Bikes have been constructing customized bikes since 1990. Modifying bikes constructed on the BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin has develop into the main focus of his enterprise. Collectively together with his workforce they now produce a powerful 80+ customized Beemers annually at their workshop positioned 1 hour south of Frankfurt.
To assist streamline his enterprise whereas additionally guaranteeing prospects have the liberty to request a novel bike, Walz developed the Schizzo. The Schizzo is a “modular” bike design that may be tailor-made to every buyer’s particular needs. So versatile is that this method that the Schizzo might be ordered in scrambler, roadster, cafe racer or bobber trim and prospects can select from 3 totally different efficiency and component-based worth factors.
This bike is known as ‘The Monza’. In contrast to most of the commissioned Schizzo builds that go by way of the WalzWerk workshop, the Monza was an in-house challenge. The WalzWerk workforce created it as a possible new type providing for the Schizzo vary. Based mostly on a 1987 BMW R100 Monolever it took Walz’s workforce a mere 2 weeks to finish. That is due partly to the very fact they’ve streamlined the manufacturing of those bikes so effectively.
Together with operating a decent ship, Walz has amassed a set of rigorously curated donor bikes. “We inventory round 60-70 BMW R80/R100 donor bikes and every one has a novel story,” he says. “This bike had just one proprietor who had handed away. We purchased it from his widow.” Together with all these bikes Walz stockpiles most of the customized and aftermarket parts used to create a Schizzo. A few of which, like this bike’s blacked-out 2-into-2 shorty SC-Mission exhaust, are produced solely for his workshop.
Every Schizzo construct features a set of ordinary modifications and updates. The Monza options Walz’s personal private mix with most of the choices discovered of their range-topping Schizzo Cafe Racer ‘Professional’ package deal. Future prospects can modify the package deal to their very own liking once they place an order however the modifications to the R100 chassis are commonplace throughout your entire Schizzo vary.
The body modification includes utterly stripping and shaving the inventory body to take away any redundant brackets. The rear finish is then changed with a WalzWerk bolt-on subframe full with built-in flip sign brackets and a brand new mount for the monoshock.
Fashionable accent upgrades on this Monza come within the type of Motogadget m-Swap mini controls and a Motoscope tiny speedometer. There’s additionally a Motogadget m-Unit Blue managing the electronics which is stashed away neatly underneath the seat. Lighting comes within the type of tiny WalzWerk extra-bright LED flip indicators with those on the rear additionally managing brake mild duties. The 130mm headlight is a WalzWerk distinctive half too and it’s obtainable together with many different Schizzo components of their on-line retailer.
In the course of the rebuild a lot of this R100’s commonplace parts have been changed too. There at the moment are new ABM brake strains, a totally new wiring harness, Shinko classic look tyres, a lithium battery improve, adjustable ABM levers and a WalzWerk prime yoke. Since this mannequin was impressed by race bikes, the handlebars have been changed by WalzWerk clip-ons and the footpegs with ABM adjustable rear units.
This Monza additionally advantages from a plethora of efficiency upgrades. Beginning with the brakes there’s a twin floating disc Brembo conversion up entrance. The brand new wheels are made up of matching, light-weight 18-inch rims which might be laced utilizing stainless-steel spokes. The suspension has been hopped up thanks to a whole front-end overhaul and the fitment of a Touratech Black-T Efficiency shock within the rear. The bike additionally sits 15mm decrease than different Schizzo fashions to drop its centre of gravity and improve its aggressive stance.
As for engine mods, Walz has left no stone unturned. Internally the airhead advantages from a whole gearbox overhaul, an intensive service and a 1000 cc engine package improve. The inventory carbs have had a whole overhaul too and so they inhale by way of a efficiency air filter. All of this mixed with the SC-Mission exhaust has resulted in an influence determine of 70hp on the rear wheel which is a giant step up from the 60 horses on the crank that these bikes had when new.
What makes this model of the Schizzo distinctive is its bodywork and becoming it proved a difficult activity. The fairing they selected for the job was that of a Sixties 125cc Kreidler race bike. This meant it needed to be closely modified to go well with the BMW geometry and required the event of a bespoke mounting package to carry it in place. The end on this bike’s body is exclusive too. Right here Walz has opted for an aluminium coating which supplies it a very distinctive look however comes at a premium worth level.
To finish the transformation WalzWerk has completed the R100 gas tank in daring purple and gold with matching BBS Gold painted wheels. The gas tank wears a befitting Monza filler cap and the engine has been completely blacked out to permit the body to actually shine.
Other than the plain aesthetic enhancements, Walz tells us that this R100 handles not like any that rolled off the BMW manufacturing line. Together with the aforementioned energy and dealing with upgrades, it now weighs a mere 165kg. That’s an unbelievable 50kg lower than inventory and fewer than many fashionable sports activities bikes.
Walz tells us that attributable to all the totally different efficiency and components choices obtainable for the BMW Schizzo, and the power to decide on a novel paint scheme and fabric, there’s nearly no restrict to what a buyer can request. For these keen to place collectively their very own Schizzo idea the WalzWerk web site will quickly function a 3D configurator. The one dangerous factor about that’s I can see myself losing hours on there constructing my very own Schizzo dream bike…and I’m positive I received’t be the one one.
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