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Ms.Behave - BMW R1150GS
As featured on Bikebound:
Following a split from her long term partner, Ms.Behave has used this time during lockdown to go through a period of self improvement. The new look includes a massive weight loss program, chassis and mechanical upgrades and a few treats from Akraprovic, Motogadget and Unit Garage. The ‘new’ Ms.Behave is looking for some care-free fun and to grow old disgracefully. She wants to be taken out on the town, have afternoons in the country or even the odd dirty weekend away. You can take her out, safe in the knowledge that she has the experience and capability to look after you and make sure that you enjoy every moment. Although, she now has a more youthful look, she still retains a classic and refined, dignity that will age very well as the years pass by.
Many builds based on older BMW’s use examples that have been neglected, and ‘well used’. They have large amounts of corrosion and damage, which results in a total refurbishment and repainting every component. For me, you loose the character of the bike, it’s story gets totally erased. This example is not a refurbished old, neglected bike but an amazing, well looked after example with incredible original paint, wheels etc that is both testament to the original build quality and the care and attention the previous owners have shown this amazing bike. This enables a change of character that is more of an evolution, keeping the bikes original paint, powder coating and wheels.
The original handlebars, levers and switchgear were cleaned and then painted to keep the cockpit familiar and finished with a Unit Garage instrument housing which is designed to take the original speedo, rev counter and light cluster. The magnesium rocker covers were finished in gloss black, along with the foot controls, skid plate and the Brembo brake callipers to give the bike a lighter and cleaner look.
I wanted the rear to look like an old-school scrambler - no lights, no clutter just a mudguard, wheel and big exhaust. I also needed the bike to be road legal, so a cunning plan was formed to house the Highsider LED stop and tail light under the seat and set the Motogadget Blaze indicators into the rear subframe, running the wiring inside the tubing. The exhaust is the Akraprovic unit fitted to the BMW R Nine T, and with a special link pipe, new mount and a bit of modification, it fits a treat and sounds just right. A low burble at tick-over building to a throaty rasp as the revs build. Very satisfying.
This bike has the retained the legendary BMW GS DNA, enabling smooth, powerful progress over virtually any terrain but it’s now finished in a unique ‘street scrambler’ style that makes you want to swing your leg over and take for a unforgettable ride.
It has many, hand-built, custom parts. I modified the rear subframe with new mounts for the exhaust and rear aluminium mudguard. The one off front subframe is a mount for the Shin Yo Halo headlight, Motogadget ‘Ice’ indicators and aluminium mudguard. Old school panel beating formed the bespoke front fairing and then finished it in matching Mandarin Yellow paint and hand painted coach lines. The tank lettering and coachlines were also hand painted by a very skilled signwriter. The rear, side mounted number plate with R&G light is a nice addition and finished off with an Italian leather seat by Unit Garage.
I have ridden many bikes with cool looking, thin, brat style seats but they are very uncomfortable after a short time riding. This seat from Unit Garage is smooth, supple and supportive, finished in rich chocolate Italian leather with matching yellow stitching. I am 5'6" and find the ride height ok but if you are taller and find bikes like the BMW r nine t too small, this will be a perfect fit for you.
This is a very reluctant sale of a fabulous build that has been featured on BikeBound. The asking price is below the total cost of the bike, parts and paintwork alone not including the 100's of hours taken to produce this build. I currently have 2 other completed bikes, one in progress and a customers bike in the workshop and its getting a bit too full. I also would prefer for the bike to go to a new owner who will enjoy and ride it. Be prepared to have plenty of conversations as she does create quit a bit of interest.
She will have a new 12 month MOT. 63k backed up with a great paperwork file and comes with a plug in battery optimiser. Happy to arrange delivery at an agreed cost or to work with a courier of your choice. Thanks for taking the time to view and read this ad and the contact details are below.
Email - [email protected]
Phone - 07973996273