Identity is significant. We preserve our identities as we all are different from each other in some or the other way. It’s the same thing with motorcycles. Enthusiasts, like you and I, like to name our machines. For others, it might sound absurd but for us, it strengthens the bond with the machine. In today’s world, custom-built motorcycles are trending and many private organisations have swayed in into this field with their new ideas and innovations. One such company is ROA Motorcycles and its latest work is the custom BMW R80 cafe racer.
ROA Motorcycles has done an outstanding job with this custom motorcycle. They have managed to find the perfect combination of a cafe racer and a scrambler. I mean just look at it… Isn’t it beautiful? Everything, from the sub-frame to the headlight, from the wheels to the seat, looks exactly where it should be.
The iconic tank painted in high glossy navy blue goes so well with the matte black parts of the motorcycle. The brown hand-grips complements the nicely done seat in a similar shade. The twin exhaust pipes emanating from the two cylinders of the boxer engine looks intimidating. The low-set clip-ons provide a good riding posture to the rider and looks pretty cool too. ROA kept everything minimalistic on this custom BMW R80. Even its dashboard is very minimal. But the implementation of the handle bar-end rear view mirrors is a classic yet modern touch.
The side profile of the motorcycle would make you go weak in the knees. It is so well-balanced and extra ordinary at the same time. At the rear of the bike, there is a small number plate holder which also acts as a tyre hugger and accommodates a straight strip of LEDs at the top for the tail light. Adding to its beefiness, the wider on/off-road tyres are pretty badass too.
The custom BMW R80 cafe racer isn’t the first custom motorcycle that ROA Motorcycles has crafted. So far these guys have built 18 awesome custom motorcycles. The company is named after Raphael Onieva Ariza — creator of the Madrid-based manufacturer Industrias Motorizados Onieva S.A. He is Jamie Renwick’s grandfather, who is the head designer at the company.
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