Upgraded BMW R100/7 Stays Retro and Awesome [Photo Gallery]
The Silver Bug is a great 1978 BME R100/7 and comes from the 4H10 garage, the Paris-based workshop of Nico and John. They wanted to keep the old BMW in the retro brat style, while upgrading and adding functionality to it.
They went for a bare metal look for the aluminium Rickman tank originally belonging to a Ducati., Small aluminium fenders were installed and a miniature polished aluminium fairing now adorns the yellow Ossa headlight. The tail light is a Dime City one!
The rebuilt engine got dual-spark heads from and R80GS and custom stainless steel silencers with exhaust lines from the same bike. Front brakes have been upgraded to provide the stopping power needed in present-day Paris, and the tail loop has been shortened to accommodate a two-up custom leather seat meant for slim passengers.
Finally, the gauge comes from an R25 and gives readings with a 35% error, but it looks great. If you want a piece of old two-wheeled machinery with tons of style, drop 4H10 a line, as the bike is for sale.
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