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1983 BMW R80ST

Posted on May 10, 2010 by Scott in Other. 2 comments


This awe-inspiring Rodney Aguiar custom BMW R80ST recently appeared at the Cycle World Motorcycle Show. Rodney is known for his work with Roland Sands and is also the builder of one of last years most spectacular bikes, the 1983 R80 Bobber. Rodney has really shown his fabrication skills on his latest BMW R80ST, custom building both frame and the “futuristic” sheet metal tank which fits snug over the almost stock 798cc airhead engine. The forks were taken from a Suzuki GSX R750 and the rear single sided swingarm is from a BMW R1100 Paralever. The exhaust is filtered through a set of FMF Suzuki RM 250 Silencers. The absence of a rear fender isn’t very practical but the illusion it creates of a floating wheel is magic. If you think this bike is creative you should check out Rodney’s website Propulsion Lab. Hint: If you want to find pictures of motorcycles on his website, try clicking on the face. [Found on Loudpop Voyager]

  • powermatic

    Beautiful. I’d own this bike if I could. Along with the RS bikes, this builder seems to build to both enjoy visually and to ride, though that looks like an awfully steep fork angle. Looks like the wheels are off of an 1100RT-on that bike they seem a little dated, here they look futuristic.

    As an aside, I don’t think the bike’s looks would be compromised one bit by a rear fender, or half-fender, and as you say would be much more practical.

  • Mel