1978 BMW R100S Custom by 86 Gear: German Heritage with Japanese Engineering

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1978 BMW R100S Custom by 86 Gear
1978 BMW R100S Custom by 86 Gear

Revitalized with a touch of German heritage and a sprinkle of Japanese engineering, this 1978 BMW R100S boasts a complete makeover courtesy of 86 Gear.

The custom shop began by stripping the bike down to its core, discarding unnecessary components, and prepping the frame for a fresh look.

A sleek aftermarket subframe with an integrated LED taillight replaced the stock unit, providing a base for the black leather saddle by Projekt X Nadarzyn.

The rear end is further enhanced by LED turn signals and a custom fender, all supported by adjustable YSS shocks.

The license plate found a new home on a swingarm-mounted bracket, while the front end received an overhaul as well.

1978 BMW R100S Custom by 86 Gear
1978 BMW R100S Custom (86 Gear)

Crash bars were added for protection, and the stock forks were swapped for inverted units from a Kawasaki ZX-7R.

A handmade front fender complements the new forks, and the braking system benefits from Tokico calipers (also from the ZX-7R), high-quality rotors, and braided hoses. A transformed R nineT boasts a unique headlight design, utilizing a repurposed unit to lead the way.

The rider grips Renthal handlebars adorned with Motogadget’s finest: tasteful grips, subtle switches, a multifunctional ChronoClassic dial, and bar-end blinkers and mirrors. An extra yellow-lensed spotlight mounted on the right crash bar adds another layer of illumination.

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By Dana Phio

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