"In this bike, commissioned by a classic bike enthusiast living in the Austrian Alps, we have been working not only on aesthetics but also improve its performance.
The front fork is from a BMW K75 Sport which has been adapted by designing and machining the front axle and the triple trees. The brake section has also been improved with a 320mm oversize disc, a 4-piston caliper Brembo and Nissin master cylinder. The entire front disc and displacer caliper has been designed by Fuel and built by a specialist.
The rear has been entrusted to a Wilbers shock with multiple adjustments. We have also worked on the exhaust and collectors for a set of 2 plus 2 exhaust manifolds (originally the R80 carries a 2 collectors with a single exhaust) and also varying the angle of the mufflers to take higher and improve their height the ground.
All the subframe is constructed again to get a slimmer line, shorten and strengthen the bike for off road use.
In the front of the bike we got a headlight from a classic spanish trial bike, the headlight bracket has been created and built for a “clean” look of the fork, high performance Motogadget speedometer, handlebar Tomaselli, indicators switches from an old Triumph, classic enduro grips and a car type starter motor relocated to the side of the bike.
On one side of the Kawasaki tank we have incorporated a gearshift from an old Ural (suicide shift) and thanks to an ingeniously and simple mechanism acts on the choke,when you push down the handle the choke gets open, a “divertimento” which, aesthetically, gives personality to the bike.
There have been five months of hard work that has enabled us to make a step further and keep learning and improving our buildings."
photographer: Claudio Rizzolo.