R80GS Tribute – 1983 BMW K100 Custom

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November Customs is based in a small town in Northeast of England comprised of husband and wife team, Paul and Linda. Despite working out of a small shed in the couple’s backyard, November does some stellar work. Back in February of this year, the shop had two separate builds featured on BikeEXIF: a Ducati 350 Scrambler restomod, and an endurance-style Kawasaki Zephyr 750.

For its latest project, Paul and Linda have transformed a 1983 BMW K100 into a scrambler inspired by the Bavarian firm’s iconic Paris to Dakar R80G/S Marlboro bikes that were race-prepped by HPN-Motorradtechnik. Highlights of the build include rebuilt forks with Hyperpro internals, new fork gaiters, Acerbis front guard and headlight, rebuilt brakes, Renthal bars/grips/bar ends, a digital speedo, custom subframe, YSS rear shock, TEC rear sets held via one-off aluminum brackets, upgraded Bosch fuel injectors, and a custom high-mount four-into-one exhaust.

Instead of using the R80G/S’s high-capacity fuel-cell, Paul and Linda have opted to retain the K100’s tank, though it’s now been supplemented via one-off metal side panels that clean up the shape of the bike and cover the radiator. On top of the white and red Marlboro livery, the K100 has also had its chassis, subframe, wheels, yokes, and risers powdercoated in red. The new subframe now supports a custom leather saddle, rear luggage rack, and number plates (complete with VSD logos) that are all directly inspired by the HPN G/S.

The engine currently has around 45,000 miles on it, though it was serviced just prior to the build and is said to be in solid shape. Find this HPN G/S Dakar-inspired 1983 BMW K100 for sale here on TheBikeShed in Cramlington, England with a price of $6,975 (or £5,695).

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