Bike Of The Day: 1981 BMW R100RT Cafe Racer

This 1981 BMW R100RT underwent modifications, including rebuilding the air-cooled 980cc opposed twin and installing a custom quarter fairing, electrical system, gray leather solo seat, and a two-into-one exhaust system.

The bike’s appearance was enhanced with a dark blue and black refinishing.The digital instrumentation is mounted ahead of the clip-on handlebars, which also carry Motone switches and replacement control cables.

The bike is equipped with a steel double-cradle frame, powder-coated black, and a custom quarter fairing and 6.3-gallon fuel tank painted in blue and gray. It features an LED headlight and taillight, a side stand, and a gray leather solo seat attached to a modified rear subframe.

The wheels are silver-painted cast alloy snowflakes, measuring 19″ front and 18″ rear, mounted with Avon Roadrider MK II tires. Suspension includes a leading-axle fork and a monoshock on the swingarm assembly. Stopping power comes from replacement dual front and single rear disc brakes.

The air-cooled 980cc opposed twin underwent a refurbishment with replacement seals and ignition coils, a rebuilt ignition system, and a custom electrical setup featuring a Motogadget M-Unit Blue digital controller and an Antigravity 8-cell lithium battery. Additional features include an electric starter, a two-into-one exhaust system with a Werkes muffler, and dual Bing carburetors.

Power is transmitted to the rear wheel through a five-speed transmission, a single-plate dry clutch, and a driveshaft enclosed within the right leg of the swingarm.

Source: Bring A Trailer