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The Mastodont – BMW R1100GS by Moto Adonis

Dakar Historical past

Lengthy earlier than BMW gained recognition as the journey motorcyclist weapon of alternative, because of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s escapades and their Lengthy Method-series, BMW already had a popularity for constructing bullet-proof journey bikes. It had the whole lot to do with the corporate’s Dakar rally historical past, the place it began with the R80G/S again in 1980. BMW was a pressure to reckon with within the 1980’s all the way in which up till the tip of the Nineties. The R80GS grew into the R100GS, which ultimately reworked into the R1100GS; which was a very totally different bike in comparison with those earlier than.

Adventurers’ alternative

When the R1100GS was first launched again in 1994, it was a little bit of an odd-looking machine, most notably due to the well-known “beak”. Mixed with BMW’s proprietary entrance Telelever suspension, it took lots of people a while getting used to. However, BMW constructed a particularly succesful dual-sport machine, which took numerous of vacationers around the globe. It was additionally extraordinarily common as a commuter and touring bike. There’s a motive why you see so many BMW GS’s whenever you journey round in Europe. They’re comfy, highly effective, simple on gasoline, dependable, and most of all, hassle-free. It doesn’t matter the place you’re in Europe, BMW can get you any spare half that you simply want, inside 3 enterprise days. And so they’re often sooner than that.


Which brings us to the subject at hand: the BMW R1100GS. Turning one thing as sacred because the a GS into one thing extra aggressive and distinctive shouldn’t be a straightforward feat. Fortunately, we all know a few guys who by no means again down from a problem. As a matter of truth, Moto Adonis actually do dare to do issues in a different way. Just like the Honda Monkey they constructed for Rusty Stitches. This specific BMW R1100 was once owned by Job Leussink, co-founder of Moto Adonis. He bought it to a buyer, who later determined that he needed to have it constructed into one thing particular and extraordinary. A sketch was made, and after approval, the angle-grinder was put to work.

The proprietor gave the craftsmen of Moto Adonis the complete reigns and had just one onerous situation: a flat bench. Reaching that on the GS meant eradicating the manufacturing unit subframe and fabricating a brand new one from scratch. The seat was {custom} made by Miller Kustom Upholstery and completed in an opulent brown leather-based. The gasoline tank seems to be large and is the centerpiece of this challenge. It’s a one-off unit constructed in-house by Moto Adonis. It’s huge, daring, and makes the BMW look imply as hell. To enrich the aggressive look, a {custom} 2-in-1 exhaust was fabricated by MAD exhausts, completed in a particular black coating. A pair of custom-made fenders had been constructed to match the remainder of the bike. The unique BMW wheels had been retained and obtained a recent coat of black paint and a few aggressive Bridgestone rubbers.

Satan within the Particulars

It might not look that approach at first, however there are a ton of particulars on this specific challenge. There’s the push-in screw gasoline cap that appears very elegant. The scrambler headlight, Biltwell grips, YSS shocks and small digital speedo courtesy of Acewell add simply sufficient taste to the combination. The metal braided brake traces guarantee enough stopping energy. All these components work collectively rather well. Mixed with the blacked-out metallic components, inexperienced gasoline tank, and brown leather-based seat, this BMW R1100GS has reworked into an actual neck-turner. Hate it or adore it, you most positively gained’t be capable to maintain your eyes off it!

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