BMW R100 custom café racer by hookie co. BMW R100 custom café racer by hookie co.
nov 21, 2017

BMW R100 custom café racer by hookie co.

motorcycle shop hookie co.’s custom 1979 BMW ‘R100’ cuts a clean silhouette, with a lightening bolt on the fuel tank and knobby tires. the dresden-based company’s studio combines a concept garage, a shop and space for the motorcycle community to visit, while the team works on projects.

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hookie co. rebuilt everything mechanical on the BMW ‘R100/7’, including the engine, front suspension and brakes. the heavy 24 liter fuel tank is original and was stripped back to raw metal, painted with a black lightening bolt motif, before adding clear lacquer. the motorcycle also boasts a bespoke-made fuel filler cap. the team retained the ‘R100’s’ airbox, and exhaust, and gave them a fresh coat of black.



for the bike’s wiring, everything was ripped out and replaced with a motogadget ‘M.unit blue’ system, a bluetooth-enabled version of its control unit that pairs with the owner’s smartphone. the rider can configure the system, check diagnostics, or turn the motorcycle on just by having a phone close enough.

  • I like the simplicity …and the Boxer lump, but knobby tires are simply this month’s “Me too!”.


    JimCan says:
  • Looks good

    Remy says:

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