Exclusive projects by Cafe Racer Dreams never stop and the Madrid-based customiser has just revealed #CRD134, a machine with a striking aesthetic that will turn heads at every traffic light. Created using a 1979 BMW R100RS as a base, it has been stripped bare to leave the bicylinder boxer engine totally exposed, the centre of the “sporty” design. But we know that CRD has a particular trademark that combines different vanguardist styles and the 134 has a number of off-road touches such as the studded Continental tires, the main and auxiliary headlights mounted on customised supports.
The fender and the supports for the shock absorbers are also custom to give them a more inclined position. These customised features are combined with industry standards which have proven their worth and finish in a number of earlier customisations, such as the Motogadget switches, indicators and Tiny Vintage gauge. These give an ideal aesthetic and fit with the clean lines of this machine. The silhouette speaks of a machine distilled to its essence, with the Renthal handlebars placed lower than usual to give the look and ride of a true café racer.
#CRD134 will travel to Dubai, where it will join a number of other creations by Cafe Racer Dreams and the colour of the gas tank was specifically designed for the new owner, resembling the classic “British Racing Green”. This colour originated with British race cars in the early 20th century, used on the earliest racers in the 1901 Gordon Bennett Cup. Over the decades we have seen this colour used in tribute to that legendary race in Ireland and by such celebrated brands as Jaguar, Bentley and Aston Martin. It also perfectly matches the solo seat, handcrafted in seamless, Veg-Tan buffalo leather, giving a compact look to the rear end.
The Tarozzi pegs are a perfect fit for the seat and the low handlebars give the rider an “attack position”. The character of the motor, totally rebuilt and retuned as always, is also transformed by a set of Trumpet pipes. All of these elements give #CRD134 a unique style and personality that, as mentioned, will be another CRD creation to be seen outside our country.
- Base Model > BMW R100 RS
- Year > 1979
- Construction > CRD
- Time > 8 weeks
- Carburetors > Bing
- Air Filter > Original
- Exhaust > Trumpet
- Suspension > Hagon
- Fork > Original
- Headlight > 190 mm
- Handlebar > Renthal Ultra Low
- Buttons > Motogadget mo.switch mini
- Speedometer > Motogadget mst vintage
- Handgrips > Motogadget mo.grip soft
- Front Brake > Brembo
- Gas Tank > Original
- Subframe > CRD Single-seater
- Seat > Seamless vegetable buffalo leather
- Tyres > Continental TKC80
- Mudguards, License Plate Bracket, Light > CRD
- Paint Design > CRD