This Custom BMW Cafe Racer Is A Rhapsody In Blue

It took a famed British builder to make Germany's greatest motorcycle brand even better.
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Photo: Ivo Ivanov, via Sinjora Motorcycles

Photo: Ivo Ivanov, via Sinjora Motorcycles

Leicester, England's Sinjora Motorcycles (remember when Leicester City Football Club won the English Premier League last year?) has made this 1993 BMW R100 R a far more serious piece of kit by grafting on exactly the right parts.

Photo: Ivo Ivanov, via Sinjora Motorcycles

Photo: Ivo Ivanov, via Sinjora Motorcycles

Just as importantly, Rahul and Birju Sinjora knew what to remove, trimming away the excess until only the fundamentals of a cafe racer remained. That's when they started bolting on upgraded parts, Rahul told Return of the Cafe Racers.  

Photo: Ivo Ivanov, via Sinjora Motorcycles

Photo: Ivo Ivanov, via Sinjora Motorcycles

"We decided the bike was going to have a cafe racer stance with custom welded subframe, clip ons, fat tires, wire wheels, a crazy exhaust, Motogadget electrics and a dark theme with contrasting flat baby blue paint." said Rahul. 

Photo: Ivo Ivanov, via Sinjora Motorcycles

Photo: Ivo Ivanov, via Sinjora Motorcycles

A massive fork borrowed from a Yamaha R1 leads the way, fastened in place by custom-machined triple clamps. A custom-valved Hagon shock handles the rear suspension, and high-performance EBC brake rotors contribute to the stopping capability.

Photo: Ivo Ivanov, via Sinjora Motorcycles

Photo: Ivo Ivanov, via Sinjora Motorcycles

The custom exhaust pipes hug the frame to stay unobtrusively out of the way. The mufflers are complemented by subtle LED lights.

Photo: Ivo Ivanov, via Sinjora Motorcycles

Photo: Ivo Ivanov, via Sinjora Motorcycles

Acclaim from the R3 and its R1 and R2 predecessors has provided the Sinjora brothers a full order book, so we look forward to seeing their future creations.