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BMW Cafe Racers

Custom BMW 1971 R75/5 Cafe Racer


  • Custom BMW 1971 R75/5 Cafe Racer
  • Custom BMW 1971 R75/5 Cafe Racer
  • Custom BMW 1971 R75/5 Cafe Racer
  • Custom BMW 1971 R75/5 Cafe Racer
Description
Price : USD11,500 (Fixed)
Date : June 29, 2020
Condition : Used
Year : 1971
Model : R-Series
Bike Type : Restored Classic
VIN : N/a
Shipping to : Local pick-up only
Location : Los Angeles, California, United States

This is my Custom R75/5   I restored and customized it a few years ago and rode it very little since.

The R75/5 is the last model with a kick start (it also has an electric starter but having a kick start is cool).   With its beautiful headlight/gauge combo and gorgeous lines this model was a perfect candidate for a custom cafe racer.
I started slow, figuring out how I wanted to customize it.  I knew I wanted to keep the “less is more” philosophy on this build.    I sourced a large tank, removed the air box (replaces with individual air filters and had a custom cradle made for the battery ), removed the exhaust connections between left and right side pipes, cut down the rear frame, and had a custom seat made from water buffalo.   Lots of other custom details here and there and voila (Speedo was restored by Palo Alto Speedometer).    The shorty pipes are loud but fit the bike well.   I would probably have replaced them if I was ridding more.   I played a lot with the textures, materials, and sheen on this bike.   A mix of matte and gloss paints, brushed aluminum and chrome.  I wanted the bike to feel aggressive and bad ass but in its most distilled and simple form.   The result is an incredibly attractive R75/5 that turns heads but retains an understated elegance.

Obviously, shipping/transport will be the buyer’s responsibility.   No test drives.
Here are videos from a few years ago.   What you hear are the loud shorty pipes of the Custom R75.   In the second video, I’m trying to film my R75 while riding my R50 (now sold).  Not an advisable move !

Text or call to discuss.  A lot move pictures available and I love to talk about the restoration.  The bike is in Los Angeles (Miracle Mile area).
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