Based on a '82 BMW R100
A strange name for a bike you might think but It's a personal thing for its owner, Fynn, and is a reference to his job in the military.
The brief was to turn his rather tired, mildly modified R100 into a more aggressive brat style bike with modern electrics, better brakes and handling and to lose some weight along the way.
As with most of our builds, the bike was taken apart, including the motor and transmission, for inspection and the parts duly ordered.
The frame was detabbed of all unwanted brackets then sent off for blasting and powdercoating in satin black along with lots of other parts too.
A new clutch, timing chain kit, lightweight more powerful starter motor, cylinder head refresh, piston rings, stainless push rod tubes and all new gaskets and seals were fitted to the motor and with everything cleaned and prepped was given a satin black makeover along with the transmission.
Once the new stepped seat subframe and refreshed forks with spring upgrade were fitted, the satin black wheels with new Mitas E08 dual purpose tyres could go in.
Short brushed alloy mudguards, which are super light, were fitted and give the bike the look we were after. In the handling and stopping department, a set of fully adjustable remote reservoir shocks went on and the Brembo calipers were treated to a full rebuild with sintered pads and black stainless hoses which now give more bite and feel.
OS Pipes supplied the new stainless exhaust which were duly ceramic coated black and a set of Mikuni carbs with Ram Air filters take care of the fueling.
Motogadget's M-Unit now controls all the new electronics which include an Acewell speedo/tacho, Koso Thunderbolt LED headlamp, Motogadget bar end LED indicators and LED M-Blaze Pins at the rear, Motone LED tail light and all operated with Motone push button switches. LSL fat Drag bars complete the aggressive look.
To top everything off, the tank was finished in Audi 'Nardo Grey' with black pinstripes and the new seat pan wrapped in lovely black leather with a discreet "Angry Frog" logo adorning the back was superbly crafted by our upholsterer Glenn Moger.
I think Fynn is going to enjoy the lovely Dorset countryside roads on his transformed steed.
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