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BMW R80 “BIG dude” by Moto Adonis


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We’ve got seen a few unbelievable builds from the workshop of Moto Adonis. The Dutch builders, which consists out of Arthur Renkema and Job Leussink, have been busy the final couple of years. Who remembers the menacing Harley Davidson LiveWire? Or the BMW RnineT Girder? Only some months later, they’ve already introduced the fruits of two extra tasks. Certainly one of which is the BMW R80 dubbed “BIG Dude”, the bike we will probably be discussing additional beneath.

In style Bike
In all honesty, we are able to listing the manufacturing unit bike specs right here once more, however that may be pointless at this stage. Sure, the BMW R80 might be the preferred motorbike to make use of as a base bike for a myriad of tasks. Be it a café racer, scrambler, tracker or perhaps a resto-mod; there’s something in regards to the simplicity of the airheads that conjures up creativity. However there’s extra to it than that. The general construct high quality and availability of latest elements, contemplating the truth that these aren’t new bikes, conjures up confidence.

Challenge “BIG Dude”
It was no completely different with this construct. A buyer referred to as the workshop and requested a easy query: “Are you able to construct me a BMW R80 Scrambler?”. The reply Arthur and Job had for him was “Positive!”. All appeared superb, till the client paid them a go to. It grew to become clear that they wanted to take just a few issues into consideration. The “greatest” one being the client’s dimension. The dude was larger than most BMW riders, measuring in at 2 meters, the builders knew that that they had o make some severe modifications to permit for an even bigger rider to benefit from the experience. Therefore the title “BIG Dude”

A number of floor guidelines had been set earlier than the mission began. An important one being the motorbike needed to be comfy to experience, with out making it appear like he was using a child’s bicycle. This can be a downside many riders face, and of the the explanation why massive guys experience massive bikes. And let’s be trustworthy, most café racers, scramblers and trackers look fairly petit.

Taller is Higher
The modification was made to the rear subframe. It received chopped away, and a brand new subframe was fabricated with 2 issues in thoughts: it needed to be minimalistic, and it needed to elevate the rear a bit increased. It goes with out saying that the whole subframe needed to be very robust to take care of the burden of the rider below all situations. A taller rear shock was added, in addition to a taller entrance suspension, solely to extend the general top of the BMW. One of many advantages of including the taller entrance forks, that are the wrong way up, is that they will accommodate for double disc brakes. Not a luxurious contemplating the tasks goal.

Modifications
On the subframe sits a brand new custom-made seat, courtesy of Miller Kustom Upholstery, with built-in taillight, completed in a phenomenal brown leather-based. Moto Adonis has collaborated with MAD Exhausts earlier than, and so they have but once more supplied the crew with a one-off {custom} exhaust. A bunch of off-the-shelve gear has been used to boost the using expertise. A Motogadget m.unit has been adopted to easily electrics. An Acewell speedo gives all of the vital data, whereas we additionally noticed a set of mo.blaze bar-end indicators on the handlebar along with a set of bar-end mirrors. The unique BMW cookie-cutter wheels received a brand new layer of black shiny paint, and are actually wrapped in Continental TKC80 rubber so as to add operate to the shape. The matt black shade with white stripes brings the whole lot collectively.

Pleased proprietor
Like all custom-built bikes, they’re constructed within the picture of its creator. This specific R80 was constructed with a really particular purpose in thoughts. Its new proprietor could be very happy along with his scrambler, and we are able to clearly see why. The BMW seems nice; the Moto Adonis crew will be pleased with how this turned out.

Pictures: Lennart Stolte

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