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1980 BMW R100RS Café Racer

1980 BMW R100RS Café Racer‘FlatRacer’ is the online nom de plume of a guy in the UK with a passion for tastefully customizing BMW airheads. This bike is an R100RS, the model favoured by The Saint in the original TV series. The reconstruction job is detailed in a gallery here, or just take a quick look at this shot for a maximum before-and-after effect.

  • Pretty cool. The guys at my local shop made something similar and out of a similar year bike. R100 Rocker

  • Sondre

    I have a BMW R65 1980 mod.
    Can you tell me where I can get the rear end , seat + tank Please.



  • Werner Badum

    Same question:
    Where can I get the Fairing ,Tank and Seat ??
    And what Mufflers have you used.

    Thanks in advance from good old Germany

  • Hi:
    All the parts are available from, including the fairing, tank, tail section, fork brace, mudguards etc, etc.
    Kindest regards,
    Edgar NW10 London UK

  • Andy C

    It’s funny how these Beemer cafe racers work so well. Years ago I bought an old police R75/7 with a ginormous Avon fairing that I eventually took off. I regularly thought of making a radical change to it, but somehow it seemed “wrong” to do that to a “copper’s bike” despite the potential I was seeing when I took off the tank etc. I felt it would look daft. So now, 20 years after selling it on to an equally earnest young man I see my error. Bugger.

    The tank on this bike catches your eye first and I must say it’s a beauty. For me, though, it’s the seat hump that makes or breaks the bike and happily the guys that built it had the good taste to use a curve that is more or less concentric with the wheel. Nice job. I’m not bitter, no really, I’m not. Not a bit.