Looking at our garage’s website, it’s clear that we have a thing for BMWs. This time, it was this ’79 BMW R45 turn to get a Cafe Racer makeover.
As we always say, the key to this type of customisation is knowing which parts to keep, which to change, and which to restore. For #BOLT31 we decided to keep the BMW front end, including the original front brakes, Goodridge brake lines, and EMGO handlebar. The clock, odometer, and tachometer are KOSO, and the turn signals are Motogadget.
The headlight is classic Cafe Racer, as it’s the best choice if you’re looking for this kind of result. The electric system is BMW, the tyres are Shinko, and we kept the original wheels. We even tried to match the original paintwork on this BMW R45. Likewise, we fitted a brown suede seat, and we modified the exhaust pipe manually to give it the finishing touch we wanted. Besides, the engine of this BMW R45 was rebuilt completely, increasing its power to 866 ccs. In this way, its performance matches its good looks. Who wouldn’t want to drive a motorbike like this?
We can’t get enough of #BOLT31, but we’ll let you check out the pictures and be the judge yourself. In case you’ve finally decided to have a custom bike parked in your garage, at Bolt Motor Company we’ll be glad to help you build it. We are a mechanic shop that specialises in Cafe Racer located in Alzira (Valencia), but we accept national and international projects. Come meet us! Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.