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Special bikes: BMW R 100RT by Cafe Racer Dreams

Since it opened its doors a little over two years ago, Spanish workshop Café Racer Dreams has released 18 bikes, plus another four or five models that are still in the works.
A while ago we talked about their classy CRD#9 Honda CB 750 KZ “Brownie” Cafe Racer, and now we are going to focus on the 17th model, the CRD # 17 BMW R 100RT, a motorcycle produced in 1983 which has been immediately renamed Ruby Ring and will end up in the hands of a lucky customer from Austria.

Renowned specialist MaxBoxer took care of the engine, whose capacity got increased from the original 980 to the current 1040 cc and has been provided with larger valves as well as a modern dual-plug ignition system with 16 maps, which will allow its owner to play around with the power and torque curves.

The original Bing 94/40/111 carbs got replaced with a pair of Dellorto ones coupled with K&N air filters, the exhaust is handmade by specialist GR, and the clutch replaced with a better Sachs device.
Needless to say, the original output of 70 hp at 7250 rpm is now a distant memory.

Moving on to the chassis, the original 41 mm fork has been completely disassembled and rebuilt, while at the rear – given the intended “dirty” attitude of this unique BMW scrambler – we find a pair of shock absorbers courtesy of Hagon Nitro.
Braking is provided by two 320 mm Brembo discs mated to twin-piston calipers at the front, surely much better than the original 260 mm pair.
Aluminum mudguards, old style saddle, Renthal Ultra Low handlebar, CRD headlight ,Motorcycle Gadgets speedometer, Tarozzi footpegs and the mandatory Continental TKC 80 Twinduro tires complete the profile of this awesome machine.

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