Fran Manen, told us that there was always someone who asked them why in Lord Drake Kustoms, they only made sportster models, scrambler … Well, the answer is this: “If you have to do sportster, you do sportster, but if you have to do BMW … what better way to start than with one like this?
This model of motorcycle has been one of the most used lately in the work of customization and transformation of motorcycles, and is that despite the years these classic BMW R, have not lost their charm and continue to interest the public, in addition to offering many possibilities of lucidity if you work with taste.
Specifically, -Fran told us-, this bike was sent to us by a customer practically in boxes, it lacked a quantity of parts and the bike was in a condition not to use it or for scrap.
“THE CUSTOMER WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELEGANT WITH A PREDOMINANCE OF BLACK, BUT I DIDN’T FEEL LIKE DOING THE CLASSIC, TOPICAL CAFE-RACER, BUT RATHER SOMETHING MORE SCRAMBLER OR BRAT…”
The transformation took place in our workshop in Malaga, and the first thing we had to do when we arrived at the workshop was to finish disassembling it and start stripping, blasting and powder painting all the parts and parts that were still salvageable, such as the chassis, tires, engine, etc..
The client was looking for something elegant with a predominance of black, but I didn’t feel like doing the classic and topical Cafe-Racer, but rather something more like scrambler or brat … I admit that it didn’t take long to decide to make a scrambler very old school, a bike that in addition to the size of scrambler, had something of those old BMWs of yesteryear. Although maybe a mix of bobber and scrambler but all very vintage… and here’s the result.
Gloss black, matte black and textured black have been combined to give this sober and elegant look to the bike, which we have placed a single-seater armchair and some custom-made fenders, which give the old school and vintage touch that we were looking for.
All hand controls are new and are accompanied by a street handlebar, although the original headlight and fork (somewhat modified) have been preserved to respect the spirit of this BMW R100.
We are currently working on two other BMW R100 that you will see very soon, which will give continuity to this first.