For Ortolani Customs, creating emotion by from machines from the past is a quintessential part of what they do. The two brothers along with a helper found Ortolani Customs along the French Riviera in the town of Nice. It was a place where the three together could put to shape their passions for building beautiful automotive works of art. After starting Ortolani Customs in 2009, they started with restoration of vintage cars, motorcycle custom painting which later on became their speciality. Turned out that they started getting many requests to try their greasy hands on customising motorcycles, right from the frame to the exhaust, including manufacturing various cycle parts. That is when the trio decided to makeover a motorcycle, and this 1979 carefully-detailed BMW R100RS was the result.
With an aim to showcase BMW’s power and agility, this 1979 BMW R100RS from Ortolani Customs got a completely new engine, and the framework was refined to gain maximum lightness. In the front, the forks were lowered down by 7cm, bought in a bubble front support with meter bracket, a machined master cylinder and flashing bar end Motogadget. In the mid section an aluminium seat holder accompanied a leather seat holder with a BMW emblem, then a pair of in-house customised footrests with aluminium controls were fit. And, at the back, an integrated silencer took place in the stainless steel exhaust was fit to accompany a 4.00 / 18 Deluxe Firestone tyre.