- Brat Style, Café Racer, Scrambler, Tracker
- R65 with R80 engine
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- Cardiff, UK
- Days listed:
- 4 days
Tell us about your bike
The bike was purchased in September 2015 as a standard R65 with R80 (800cc) engine transplanted in previously. She had been well looked after by a BMW specialist in Lincolnshire and happily made the 350 mile journey to South Wales without skipping a beat.
The desire to build this bike came from a lovely example that the guys at Down & Out Motorcycles created a few years back.
Their R80 Boxer Gold set the wheels in motion and the builder knew he had to get something like this built and add his own touches along the way including a custom cnc aluminium speedo bracket (pictured) which mounts on the top yoke (wooden prototype featured in video).
The project began by stripping the bike back to the barest bones and diving straight in with powdercoating and aqua/ vapour blasting which both helped to get parts cleaned of corrosion and protected against the harsh coastal weather.
Lots of parts such as mudguards and sub frame were produced by Down & Out and the completely new electrics include a full overhaul of parts from motogadget. It has been a long process getting Marcy on the road once again but now that she is, the sense of satisfaction has been overwhelming.
She's perfect for tackling the open roads and green lanes alike and as much as she loves being kept clean, she doesn't look half bad caked in mud either. In any case she's a real head turner!
Although the owner doesn't typically build bikes to sell, the need to gain funds to put towards other projects outweighs the desire to keep her so it's with a very heavy heart that she's going up for sale.
Tank colour: BMW Laguna Seca Blue & White
Tyres: K60 Scout
Mileage: <400 miles since restoration
MOT: Nov 2018
Transmission: 5 speed
Handlebars: Renthal Street Fighter
LED indicators: Motogadget M-blaze
Handlebar Switches: Motogadget & Motone
Handlebar Grips: Motogadget Black Rubber
Throttle mechanism: Domino
Clutch and Brake levers & perches: Triumph Daytona 675
Brake Fluid Reservoir: LSL
PLC: M-unit V2 & fusebox hidden under seat
Ignition: M-lock keyless fob
PVC black brat seat: D&O
LED tail light: D&O
Security: M-unit alarm
Downpipes: BMW OEM stainless steel (polished & sealed)
Silencers: After market matte black
Check out her entire build from standard R65 to modern classic street scrambler on instagram:
Also see her in action on YouTube:
Open to offers
Any questions feel free to get in touch.