This interesting build is what the seller calls a “retro-ification”. What do you think of this R100GS that’s been given some dashes of the 70s?
The work was not just cosmetic – the seller also considers this a “restomod” as well because of a top end rebuild, two-into-one exhaust with Staintune muffler, Wilbers rear shock, EnDuraLast charging system, custom seat, new handlebars from a F-GS series, and more. Cosmetically, the bike gets a stripped and repainted frame, detabbed and shortened subframe, engine case pieces (airbox, valve covers, and starter cover) from a 70s BMW, aluminum Honda scrambler fenders that were modified to fit, and a R100R fuel tank in the classic black with silver pinstriping.
The seller acquired the bike two years ago with approximately 33,000 miles on the odometer. He then proceeded to put 1,000 miles on it before doing the work, and has only put another 200 miles or so on the bike since. The seller claims that he’s shaved off a lot of weight (but he doesn’t have an exact number) and he notes that “there are enough cosmetic flaws here and there that you won’t be afraid to actually ride it! The look I was going for with this one was obviously not a show bike but rather a cleaned-up real-world rider. Like when I got the 1970’s engine cases, they had been bead-blasted to look new, so I had to re-create a patina to match the engine block and gearbox. Just don’t ask me how I did it!” The bike is registered in Vermont and it does not have a title, though he does have a previous title from the state of Massachusetts.
Find this R100GS custom for sale in Vershire, Vermont with an unmet opening bid of $5,000 or a BIN of $10,000