Sunday, May 1, 2011

BMW R100/7 scrambler

BMW R100/7 scrambler with Supertrapp muffler
Even the stateliest grand tourer can be turned into a scrambler. This example is a 1977 BMW R100/7 owned by Frank, from Kandel in Germany. He bought the bike in 1983, with just 5,000km on the clock; the BMW is now up to 196,000 km, without any issues apart from a gearbox defect last year. Frank lowered the forks 6 cm, and made a new sub-frame, seat and license plate bracket. He also fitted Tomaselli bars, Koso digital instruments, Dunlop Trailmax tires, a Ducati rear fender, and a fuel-tank from a BMW /5. The muffler is a Supertrapp and it sounds unbelievable: check out this YouTube video to hear it for yourself (at 1:02 in).

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