Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hammer Kraftrad BMW Racer


Michael Hammer from Germany send me these stunning pictures of the last Café Racer he made, Michael is the founder of Hammer Kraftrad. The basis for the racer he found on a farm near Stuttgart there the old farmer wanted to get rid of his BMW R100RS from 1981 (69 horsepowers). Luckily it still worked so he was able to ride it home to his workshop and start with the work the same day. It was planned to turn it into a cafe racer for a one of his friend who already owns one of his bikes. They talked a lot about the project in advance so Michael had a quite clear image in his head.
" I think it's pretty fascinating how many possibilities you have with a boxer engine. There is the bobber, a cafe racer or a roadster, all with the same basis but the result is so different."
Michael did the bodyfairing, fenders and the back. Only the tank is japanese. The frame is shortened on the back and more stiff. The electricity is minimized and the tank cap is also handmade out of aluminum. See also BMW R 100 RT

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