The new #CRD131 from Madrid-based builder Cafe Racer Dreams is a daring combination of the classic café racer and scrambler styles for a striking and eye-catching aesthetic.
What first stands out is that this machine is superstition-proofed, with a stylish number 13 emblazoned on the gas tank against the grey of the same Pantone colour commonly used by Porsche on its classic 911 GTS.
With this project the original 1978 BMW R100 RS, registered in Santander, is given a new lease on life. CRD gave the motor a complete rebuild and fine tuning to make it run like a top, and you’ll know it at the first sound of the Bing carburettors and the two cylinders of the boxer motor through the short Trumpet pipes in matte black, giving the right touch to this tightly styled machine rounded off with a set of oval K&N filters.
As with all the latest bikes from CRD, functionality is provided by Motogadget Mini switches that, despite their small size, have the perfect feel. This well-known brand from Berlin also provided the indicators built into the handlebars, in this case a Renthal Low, rather than the Ultra Low we’ve seen in other models, secured by a customised yoke machined from top quality aluminium as used in the latest generation of builds from Cafe Racer Dreams.
For instrumentation there is a Daytona speedometer, integrated into a bullet-shaped headlight with the size, style and personality to give a striking and compact aesthetic to the bike. In line with this look is the solo seat; deciding on a solo or two-up seat is the first decision by CRD clients, and that will set the tone for the look of the motorcycle. In this case, the stylish solo seat adds a compact, hungry look to the bike, and the colour and design in cowhide is matched by the Biltwell grips.
As for the other elements that help pull this scrambler bike together, up front we have Highsider rear views and LSL brake fluid reservoir and the shortened customised fenders that are a key aspect of the unique personality of CRD131.
The original suspension of the RS was replaced with 43 mm inverted and adjustable Showa forks sporting Tokico 4-piston radial callipers that bite into spectacular 320 mm disks, a highly effective combination for these types of machines. In back, we have YSS G-Top shock absorbers with piggy back reservoirs in black and Tarozzi pegs giving a ride position that transfers a little more weight to the rear.
Once again, CRD has produced a striking and eye-catching machine combining the café racer and scrambler styles with a number of handcrafted extras that make this a very inviting ride.
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- Base Model > BMW R100 RS
- Year > 1978
- Construction > CRD
- Time > 8 weeks
- Carburetors > Bing
- Air Filter > K&N oval
- Exhaust > Trumpet
- Suspension > YSS G-Top
- Fork > Showa multi-adjustable
- Headlight > 190mm bullet
- Handlebar > Renthal Ultra Low
- Buttons > Motogadget mo.switch mini
- Speedometer > Daytona Velona
- Handgrips > Biltwell
- Front Brake > 320 mm discs with Tokico calipers
- Gas Tank > Original
- Subframe > CRD Single-seater
- Seat > Leather
- Tyres > Continental TKC80
- Mudguards, License Plate Bracket, Light > CRD
- Paint Design > CRD
- Top Yoke > CRD