Sunday, February 17, 2008

Funky BMW: Rodney Aguiar’s 1983 R80ST

We think this custom-built BMW R80ST looks very cool...

Who would have thought you could do this with an early-1980s BMW R80ST? One Rodney Aguiar, it seems, who’s gone ahead and made this super-funky Beemer, using a lot of time, money, technology and ingenuity!

Rodney’s 1983 BMW R80ST has been fitted with a custom-made frame and fuel tank, the rear shock and front fork are from a Suzuki GSX-R, and the swingarm/shaft-drive is from a police BMW R1150RT. The R80’s black-painted engine gets computer-controlled fuel-injection from a 1996 BMW R1100, and Mr Aguiar has even bolted on a Mitsubishi turbocharger on the old Beemer boxer-twin! Definitely looks interesting to us…

Also see:
The turbocharged Canjamoto BMW R1200S
Wunderlich WR2: A lighter, faster BMW HP2!
TwinTrax: Harley-powered dragster for the street...
The amazing BMW HP2 Sport. It's hot!
MAB's BMW K1200R Turbo streetfighter...
Marcus Walz: ‘Building bikes gives me satisfaction, not riding them!’
From Belgium: The amazing Krugger Goodwood cafe-racer...

External links:
MotoGP riders, some of the fittest athletes in the world!

And here are some very cool Benelli pics from the PB mag forum. We think the Alitalia paintscheme looks the best, followed by those Martini Racing colours
Pics: PB mag forum

1 comment:

Bram said...

Where does the fuel go???

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