The so-called “scrambler” genre is alive and well in our current motorcycle scene. Riders, manufacturers, custom builders and vintage folks alike are drawn to the lithe yet aggressive image. Unfortunately, image often overrides substance in this arena, just as it did in the last big scrambler trend during the 70’s.
Our subject bike will have none of that, thank you. Based on BMW’s do-all standard, the R1100R, this conversion uses many GS-specific parts and pieces to convert a pedestrian street bike into a useable light-duty dual-sport with, in the seller’s words, “GS functionality with scrambler looks.” Long travel GS suspension give a high stance, and the look is finished off with wire spoke rims, proper knobby tires, hand and headlight guards. Lovely original two-color paint sets off the minimal but stylish body lines. Showing some 26,500 miles, this BMW “R” has attitude and altitude. Find it in Superior, Colorado for $6,200 here on ADVrider.com (may require registration).
Editor’s Note: For a few more photos of this cool build, check out the seller’s photobucket album.