BMW R100RT custom

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Four years Bill Costello became a big in the classic BMW world. He’d a 1958 BMW R50 as a tribute to his father, and he knew it, the bike was on the cover of magazines. Bill was even to Germany to meet BMW’s top

“Then people started me about my next project,” Bill, faced with Album Syndrome. And here it is, for the first time—an absolutely 1981 R100RT. It also as Bill’s daily ride.

“I’m not one of those people who a stable full of motorcycles, but was something else I wanted. restoring a classic bike, one has to much stick with a spec set of options. One does not chop up and customize a 1958 I had a desire to build a custom one that suited my personality.”

The requirement was more power. “My R50 has 26 hp, and riding on the highway with a bike is not something you want to do all the So I found a full-faired R100RT bike which made a base for the project; My focus was on a reliable daily rider, an style bike—which is a great to not spend a lot of time cleaning and all the engine parts!”

With 70 hp on tap, the R100RT has all the Bill needs. But he’s put the on a diet, dropping the wet weight around 525 lbs to 430. Handling is improved too, thanks to internals by Race Tech, adjustable gold-valve emulators.

At the back, suspension duties are now by Works Performance shocks.

The spoked wheels, with rims and fitted with tubeless tires, were by Woody’s Wheel Works. a new triple tree from BMW Toaster Tan, hooked up to clip-ons. The rearsets are from


Under the seat hump is a li-ion battery, matched to an compact Acewell gauge up Bill also mounts his 5 to the bars for navigation, and if the worst came to the worst, he can call the full BMW toolkit hidden the custom seat.

“The same week the was finished, I took it for its maiden 1,600-mile round trip from New York to North says Bill. “The proved itself to me on that It really is a blast on the highway: To the stability, I took it up to 115 mph, feels like 200 on a … The bike is everything I hoped it be.”

Bill’s not 100% satisfied, He plans to lengthen and soften the shocks a fraction, and dial-in the front forks, so they’re a softer too. Then his BMW be just perfect.

Who can wait to see Bill’s #3 build will be?

If you to know more about Costello’s 1958 BMW R50, the marvelous video ‘A BMW Motorcycle ‘

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