It's been a couple of years since I first featured one of Kevin Hills custom builds. Since then under his leadership his Kevil's Speed Shop has amassed an impressive portfolio of custom BMW's showcasing everything from sleek Cafe Racers to knobbly tired Scramblers. He's developed a formula of basic modifications that he applies to each BMW build before they undergo the full custom treatment. One such bike is this BMW R100 Cafe Racer christened 'Vault'.
The BMW R100 based 'Vault' was built on request for a Kevil's customer in the United States (Kevil's is based in the UK). With a colour scheme inspired by Lamborghini's grey and the yellow found in Ferrari's colour palette, the bikes set to become the center piece in the foyer of a Chicago based skyscraper. Thankfully though that's only during the winter months, in summer it'll be stretching it's legs at full throttle around the street of windy city.
This time round the BMW received a 2-into-1 stainless exhaust with a cocktail shaker muffler finished in matte black. A set of RAASK rear set pegs reposition the riders feet to compliment the more aggressive riding position defined by the Ace style bars. Hagon shocks provide improved handling over the stock units and a tidy tuck n roll leather seat finishes of the classic Cafe Racer style tail end perfectly.
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