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‘77 BMW R100 ‘Night Cruise’ – A Max Daines Film


Posted on December 1, 2014 by Andrew in Bobber, Café Racer, Video. 19 comments

Here’s something we hope we see more of. A sweet bike, a bunch of sweet, sweet photos and a very sweet video. Max Daines is a cinematographer in Utah that has recently turned his hand to a bit of automotive film making. With the help of a damn nice BMW R100 bobber, Photographer Jun Song, and a whole bunch of empty city, Max has managed to produce something that raises the bar while avoiding some of the more typical clichés of the genre. So sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of a star R100 BMW and her first big box office success, “Night Cruise’.

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Here’s Max. “This beautiful custom 1977 BMW R100 completes the perfect trifecta of Porsche, Land Rover and BMW in the garage of a Utah-based designer. As a pedigreed petrol-head, he was brought home from the hospital in his father’s Jaguar E-Type and grew up around Porsche 930s/911s and Austin Healeys.”

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“After owning three other BMW motorcycles, an F650, a K1200RS and a Concours-perfect 50/2, the discovery of this R100 was love at first sight for its owner. Originally customized in L.A. by a retired Ferrari mechanic, the bike was once displayed at the Deus Emporium of Post Modern Activities in Venice, California.”

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“The fenders have been shortened, and the rear end has been cleaned up with a Model A-style tail light and custom bullet blinkers. To give more of a modern feel to the ride, air shocks have been used in place of coils.

The battery has been relocated under the seat, and the electrical system has been updated to allow for electric start and an electronic speedo. To wrap it up, the bike was fitted with custom mufflers and brat-style wheels and tires.”

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“Whether you want to call it a cafe racer with bobber influences, or a bobber with brat influences, it’s perfect for a cruise around the city.”

No coincidence, then, that’s exactly what Max captured in this short film. If you’ve become a little tired of the usual video offerings in the custom bike scene, we think that you might find this production refreshingly different. Enjoy.

[Photos by Jun Song and Dewey Keithly]