The Foundry MC Build – 1991 BMW K75 Street Scrambler

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A while back I wrote an article about Carlos Ormazabal; a Spanish bike enthusiasts who abandoned the security of his corporate career to pursue building custom motorcycles full time. On top of loving Carlos’ story, I also really dig his work, so when I saw a BMW Scrambler of his was for sale, I just couldn’t resist.

Starting with a 1991 BMW K75, the head honcho of The Foundry MC stripped the K75 down to the chassis. The subframe was lopped off and replaced with a bespoke unit. The stock fuel cell was retained, however a pair of custom number plates were slapped on to help bring the Scrambler aesthetic together, and a beaked one-off front fender was dropped into place — following the lines of the tank. Furthering the Scrambler vibe is a grilled PIAA headlight. The stock rims were removed, hit with a half-coat of BMW (HP) blue, shod in semi-knobby K74 Heidenau rubber, and remounted.

With the new subframe in place, Carlos cooked up a new black leather saddle that follows the contours of the new aft framework, and an adjustable YSS monoshock was mounted. The new subframe and seat unfortunately left a handful of unsightly ancillaries on display, so the Spaniard opted to run the majority of the wiring through the air box — which also houses the build’s tiny new LiPo battery. The factory respiratory bits were binned to make room for a new higher-flow cone filter and an “open” carbon can from Leo Vince with custom mid-pipe.

Carlos with his creation.

The cockpit received a new set of Hebo bars, new mirrors, and Koso digital instrumentation. Finishing off the build is a classic BMW HP livery comprised of a dark blue frame, matching wheels, and white bodywork with exposed metal knee dents in the tank. A new set of front and rear indicators were also installed along with a new taillight.

Inspired by the Bavarian brand’s HP lineup, this two-wheeled project has received coverage from big name outlets like ReturnOfTheCafeRacers and Pipeburn.

You can find this custom 1991 BMW K75 from The Foundry MC in Madrid, Spain with a price of $11,000 (or €9,500). Shipping can also be arranged. If you’re interested in purchasing this bike, drop me a line: abhi AT bike-urious.com and I’ll put you in touch with the seller.

Pictures from the Pipeburn story.

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