Four years ago, after Bill Costello (Bill Costello) restored the old BMW R50 2017 he became a celebrity in the world of classic motorcycles BMW. His motorcycle was on the cover of three reputable journals, and Bill was awarded a meeting with the leadership of BMW in Germany. After this triumph of people have become interested in his next project, and that's not a small period after Bill presented his second bike BMW R100 2017, which serves him for everyday driving.
This time, in contrast to past experience where Bill has restored the motorcycle, keeping all factory options and did not go beyond setting runoff, he decided to create a bike for themselves. The choice of the donor for future kastomov fell on the model R 100 RT 70 hp, unlike the R 50 with 26. The main focus of the work was done to create a convenient and reliable motorcycle in urban style (which does not require meticulous polishing of parts) for daily trips.
Although satisfying Bill Power, various motorcycle parts were subjected to a serious review of functionality, then the bike lost in weight from 238 kg to 195 kg. The next step was the replacement of the inner fork on Race Tech and installation of shock absorbers Works Performance. Then he set spitsovannye wheel Woody's Wheel Works, shod in rubber the Avon, traverse Toaster Tan, klipony Tarozzi, footrests Boxer Metal, lithium-ion battery hidden inside the tail cafe racer (meaning the term cafe racer look here ), tidy ACEWELL, mount iPhone 5 and a small tool kit under the seat, just in case.
After finishing the assembly Bill once it has decided to break in by going to the 2017 mile trip from New York to North Carolina during the journey, he was able to assess its reliability, behavior and speed, breaking up the bike up to 115 miles / h. Upon returning Costello came to the conclusion that all the same will finalize custom, slightly extending the bike and making a softer suspension.
BMW R50 2017