Darling Motorcycle Works

1983 BMW R100 Cafe Racer

In the late 1970s a strong Deutschmark meant BMW were struggling in the US, falling from 6th to 11th in the sales charts. So they restructured the company and changed management. The new team created the R100 and a touring version, the RT, to take on Harley-Davidson’s touring range. Despite being the most expensive bike on the market at the time, sales started steadily but rose quickly. Even the introduction of the K100 and K75 did little to put off the fans, despite BMW’s intentions of canning the old air-cooled boxer range. It gave us the bike you could walk in and buy. BMW created a bike you knew would work, reliably and comfortably.

This R100 has been converted into an awesome custom Café Racer with the most amazing gold-flecked bottle green paint scheme complete with gold pin striping. Bar end mirrors and leather detailing finishes off the picture. 

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