Cafe Racers

BMW Boxer Cafe Racer by 2WheelsMiklos

By 3rd August 2015 April 1st, 2019 No Comments
BMW Boxer Cafe Racer by 2WheelsMiklos - MotoMatter
BMW Boxer Cafe Racer by 2WheelsMiklos

There you go, another cool story and this one on a BMW Boxer Cafe Racer.

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2WM were commissioned to build a BMW boxer based café racer encompassing many of the characteristics of the classic British café racers. This was a really fun project pulling parts from a number or relating machines to end up with a neat BMW Racer.

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Key to this was to incorporate a meaty Four Leading Shoe front drum and classic spoked alloy wheels.

Typical donor bikes for boxer projects are R80/7s – however, these have disc brakes. In order to deliver the front drum setup, 2WM sourced a 1980 R80/7 and then replaced the forks with those from a drum equipped R75/5. A new Yamaha 260mm 4 LS drum was sourced from J.Lomas and spoked Morad alloy wheels were built by Hagon.

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To further enhance the look, the R75 old shape tank (with knee grips) and headlamp were incorporated as well as the shorter swingarm.

The rear sub-frame was modified to take a café racer seat base and the tail light was built into this. A one-off tuck-and-roll seat was upholstered and covered P&D Bikes. The fenders and the reverse cone/pea shooter exhausts were fabricated in-house.

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The carbs have pod air filters and the old air box will contains the very small Shorai lithium battery, horn etc – so allowing the space under the saddle to be clutter-free.


A Vincent bar with Magura levers has been used together with one-off cables.

A black and old English white paint job was added providing the pop.

Donor: 1980 BMW R80/7 frame/engine & BMW R75/5 forks, tank, headlight shell and swing-arm

  • Yamaha 260mm 4LS front brake
  • Morad wheels by Hagon
  • Bespoke exhausts, seat, rear sub-frame, rear-sets and fenders
  • Paint by Cycle Sprays

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