Wrenchmonkees #9 – BMW R65/7
The BMW R65 is personally one of my favourite BMW motorcycles. It was BMW’s answer to the new generation of Japanese bikes hitting the market in the late 70’s. Built shorter and smaller to compete with these Japanese light and middleweight street bikes flooding the markets. Now 30 years later it’s great to see the Wrenchmonkees (WM) work their magic on this German icon. Firstly by placing a R80 engine in the R65 frame, adding Gazi Gas rear shocks and many custom WM features like their megatron muffler, and a no-nonsense monkee seat. The old-school Firestone Deluxe Champion tires are the final icing on the cake. Not sure whether the debadging of the BMW logo is an anti-establishment statement or just WM claiming complete ownership of their creation. Whatever the case, it just works. For more pics of this uber cool bike, visit the Monkee #09 gallery.