BMW R80 Monolever “Project 4” by Elemental Custom Cycles – Clean Minimalist Cafe Racer

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The motto of this garage is “Life’s to short to ride boring motorcycles” – which seem like words to live by. This stunning bike is the most recent task from the German custom cruiser garage, in evidence as the simple German style they called it “Project 4“.

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“We do not use standard parts in our builds. All our fairing, frames, seats and so on are designed in coordination with the customer and build in-house. All of them are conform with the stringent German TÜV regulations, which ensures the best quality to our customers.”


Oldies Donor 

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The donor here is an ’’85 BMW R80 Monolever with a completely functional 797.5cc boxer twin motor. Initially delivered from 1982 to 1985, the BMW R80 Monolever is currently appreciating a second life on the bespoke market, as the base model for various custom modification.

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BMW deliver more than 22,000 Monolevers amid the life of the model, this implies they’re generally simple to drop by in numerous parts of the world and as they turn into somewhat more established and somewhat less costly we’re seeing a moderate increment in the number of custom bike garage that is taking them on a modification project.

Build from the Scratch

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The construct started with a full teardown and a complete review of everything. It was chosen that another back subframe would be expected to be created and manufactured, the back of the fuel tank was then hoisted somewhat to take after the line of the seat base and back cowl.

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The casing was de-selected and the front end was brought down 50mm with a couple of Wilbers springs supplanting the firsts inside the fork tubes. Another movable back monoshock was sourced from YSS, and a couple of Brembo brake rotors supplanted the industrial facility units in advance.

Additionally, push-button controls complete with a Motogadget M unit up front brings the dash into the 21st century, while a sleek rear fairing and frame fabricated by ECC adds a sleek villainous vibe to the project.


The Complete Classic

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The stunning paintwork on the bike required more than 40 drafts before the last outline was settled on – the base layer is an Audi Daytona dim metallic with greenish blue accents and 7 layers of clear coat to influence it to the glimmer.

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The outcome is a stunning cafe racer that passed the strictest controls on its approach to street legitimate status. That makes it a one of a kind monster in the nicest way possible.

Richard Leon Percival

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