Bmw R75/6

Bmw r75/6 CafeRacer

Bmw r75/6 CafeRacer

1970s-era BMW airheads respond well to the cafe racer treatment. But you don’t often see one with a mono-shock conversion. This cafe racer is a 1976 R75/6 owned by graphic designer Casey Wilkinson of the motorcycle-mad Wilkinson Brothers, and he spot

Bmw r75/6 CafeRacer

Bmw r75/6 CafeRacer

This served as a template and guide for metal fabricator Cliff Meyer of Meyerbuilt Metalworks. Cliff stayed true to the mock-up, but carefully addressed each mounting point and joint, improving the overall strength and fitment. His hand-formed alumin

Bmw r75 CafeRacer

Bmw r75 CafeRacer

The stock motor chugs away with shorty Dunstall-style mufflers and K&N pod filters. It’s a daily rider with more of a flickable-fun persona than its original touring stance.

Bmw r75 CafeRacer

Bmw r75 CafeRacer

For a temporary solution, an old motorcycle jacket serves as the seat cover. The tailpiece houses a teensy lithium ion battery, and the top fork brace was CNC’d by ToasterTan Custom Braces. The logo “Good Spark Garage” comes from the Wilkinson Brothe

Bmw r75 CafeRacer

Bmw r75 CafeRacer

“The goal of this project was to compensate for a limited budget with elbow grease and creativity,” says Casey. So the foot controls are made from bicycle freestyle pegs and hand-cut aluminum flat stock, finished with plumbing nipples for the toe peg

Bmw r75 CafeRacer

Bmw r75 CafeRacer

“If we had more equipment and time, perhaps Wilkinson Bros could evolve into a custom bike shop,” Casey wonders. He’s off to a good start with this BMW cafe racer; hopefully we’ll see more customs from the Wilkinson Brothers in the future.

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