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Motorcycles

January 4th, 2016

In today’s modern landscape of things, there are more products show up each day on the radar that are more of impersonations of something else than inspiration made bespoke. In such a crowd of new custom motorcycles that all look like carbon copies of each other, its quite a rarity to find a custom build that is quite uniquely different and has its own attitude towards how it should present itself to the world. One such example is this mind-bogglingly good BMW R65 that comes from Plasma Custom Cycles of Italy.

BMW R65 Cafe Racer by Plasma Custom Cycles Left Side profile

Venetian Alessandro Rorato of Plasma CC is a two-wheel enthusiast who has his skills set with custom painting and metal fabrication. While his main work revolves around building custom bicycles, this BMW R65 build is as majestic as it gets in any line of custom handiwork.

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The BMW R65 that has been used for the build is a 1984 model which has been stripped own to its bare minimum. The rear frame has been chopped off to be replaced by a custom made one that resembles the look of a BMW R50/2 with classic gas shocks. The rest the the build has been hand-made by Alessandro which includes a custom made fibreglass fuel tank and belly pan. The rims come from Borrani that are matched with original BMW hubs from the 1960s. The springer forks come from W&W (originally a Harley Davidson part) that are modified to fit the frame of the BMW.

But perhaps the most alluring feature of this BMW R65 custom build are the bulbous rocket-style taillights that come from a 1959 Cadillac. With them, they bring around that space-age lifestyle of the 1960s that was seen in many American and European cars of the era.

BMW R65 Cafe Racer by Plasma Custom Cycles Front Emblem BMW R65 Cafe Racer by Plasma Custom Cycles Tank BMW R65 Cafe Racer by Plasma Custom Cycles Taillight BMW R65 Cafe Racer by Plasma Custom Cycles Left Side Profile 2 BMW R65 Cafe Racer by Plasma Custom Cycles Left Rear Three Quarters BMW R65 Cafe Racer by Plasma Custom Cycles Front right Three Quarters

H/T: Return of The Cafe Racers

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