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BMW - R100 Special - 1979

Lot reference 12793737

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Completely restored and overhauled - Special made with components of the highest quality

Brand: BMW
Year of first registration: 1979
Condition: Excellent
Registration papers: Yes, IT
Matching numbers: Yes

BMW - R100 Special - 1979

When I first saw this bike was in disuse but working, abandoned inside an industrial warehouse of Vercelli.
Mr. Enrico, now 70 years old, and owner of the motorbike in the past 35 years, was no longer able to drive it and by remembering the many adventures he enjoyed together with his motorbike, he did not feel right that the bike would stay abandoned.
It was on that day that, between one story and another, I signed the transfer of ownership of the BMW R100RT, with the responsibility of having of it as much care as he had.

Immediately after the purchase endless weekends followed, during when, with the help of my dear friend Gerardo, we worked hard to refurbish it and give it a new life.
We started disassembling all the pieces, repainting them, letting the engine be inspected, replacing all the gaskets and clutches already worn.

Rusty shocks were replaced with the latest Shock, hairpins instead were in good condition but were reviewed and changed all internal parts.
The worn saddle and the cuts have been replaced with a beautiful and comfortable hand-crafted genuine leather saddle.

Once completed, the result has exceeded our expectations and the bike has also received recognition from specially renowned blogs in the Special industry, that shared it praising its naturalness and timeless simplicity.

https://rocket-garage.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-airhead-1979.html

http://www.inazumacafe.com/2015/04/readers-rides-airhead-by-motomato.html

I later bought other bikes, discovering the great pleasure that you get from hard working to give a new life to abandoned bikes.

Today I'm here to sell this BMW R100, because, like Enrico, I love this bike and I don't like to see it parked in a garage without a new owner who enjoys it, because I can't do it anymore.

Details:
• Handmade genuine leather seat
• Mudguards made in Fiberglas and painted
• Bitubo dampers adjustable in preload
• Megaton exhaust terminals not approved with removable DBkiller
• Dunlop Arrowmax Streetsmart tires (4.0-18 64h and 3.25-19 54h)
• Aeronautical brake braided hoses
• Stop light and direction indicators approved
• Original number plate and booklet

Other:
• BMW
• R100rt
• Year: 1979
• 46000 km
• 998cc
• "boxer" two-cylinder engine
• Frame no.: 6157180
• The bike is located in Milan, Italy

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It gianlucaaiello  

Member since: July 17, 2017

The seller prefers the lot to be picked up

The seller prefers the lot to be picked up from Milano (Italy). Shipping is possible by arrangement only. Costs of shipping are at the buyer's expense.

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