<my lust for cafe racer bike continues…>
Untitled Motorcycles are three guys working out of a workshop in Camden, London, building “motorcycles for everyday use with great individual styling and quality mechanics.” They’re on a mission to ressurect old and unloved motorcycles—and in a way, recycle them into classics. Untitled started in 2010 with a BMW R80/7 as their first project, and have just released two more bikes for sale—including the silver machine shown here, the ‘Scrambler UM-2’.
New parts include the seat, bars and exhaust system, with modified fenders and a new wiring loom. The thoroughly overhauled engine has new big end shells, timing chains and tensioners, piston rings, honed bores and reground valves. The frame has been bead blasted and powder coated, and the subframe modified to accept a shorter seat. I especially like the R80′s wheels: 18 inches front and rear, with hubs powder coated satin black, and heavy-duty stainless steel spokes fitted. The tires, in case you haven’t already guessed, are Dunlop K70s—in 4.00 x 18 size. The bare metal tank and headlight have been sprayed with a clear lacquer, and even the most mundane nuts and bolts have been given attention, with dull chrome or zinc plating. Terrific stuff, and perfect for blasting around the northern suburbs of London town. [This bike and its sister ‘Street UM-3' are for sale. Contact Untitled Motorcycles via their website. Images courtesy of Damian McFadden.]
Canon EOS 5D | 1/80 sec | f/4.5 | ISO 200 | Focal length 57mm