This week continues to bring down a shower of some of the most crazy looking BMW motorcycles back to life. Just earlier today we got our hands on some stunning imagery of a BMW R100R brought alive by Vagabund of Graz, Austria… and now, there’s yet another stunning BMW R100 RS that come out of the wild. This one comes from Italy not quite to home of BMW, but none the less a grand mecca of automotive design. Put together by Svako Motorcycles based in Sicily, this totally crazy BMW R100 RS called “Sbang” gives the raw flavour of when a street tracker meets meets the cafe design somewhere in the middle.
The idea of the build is to go for minimalism from all ends, yet making what is missing into more of an opportunity to display rugged chatechter. The overall look of the machine is quite a war-ready one, specially with the array of instrumentation on top of the fuel tank that first brings to mind the though of operating heavy, industrial machinery.
The unmistakable details
Sbang was an ideation of Svako Motorcycles to bring out something new and different that is a visual show-stopper. The base BMW R100RS of which the tank was literally taken off and shot with a gun to get the needed realistic-bullet effect. The tank was then further cut open from the top to install a new panel that houses the warning lights, ignition and starter button. But the most intricate craftsmanship here comes in the shape of the tank cap which is made with old clutch parts.
The inspiration to create the front came from the XR 1200 Trophy, inside of which Svako installed a pair of indicators giving the front a clean look. The sleek little fender up front was handmade and covers the Heidenau 4.00 x 18 tyres. To provide ample lighting that has a certain distinct appeal, there are three headlights, each of a different shape and size that gives the front end a asymmetrical look. The smallest being one of three Hella units gets placed on top of the handlebars, while a two bar led and a large round light are attached to the skid bars that guard the BMW’s boxer engine.
Svako also rebuilt the entire rear subframe to allow the installation of a split saddle and a shorter tail, all of which are complete hand-built pieces. To finish the design at the back, the new tail will house a new set of taillights.