BMW R100 GS BLACK OPS

This '83 BMW R100GS was fully rebuilt by us and transformed into a machine which, we think, could have been used for some kind of "black operation".

We wanted this bike to look stealth and "mean".

We assume we achieved this double goal.

It shall now have a new life in Miami, Florida - US.

Pictures: Hugo Jézégabel

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BMW SROUL

This '74 BMW R75/5 was found by us on behalf of the client who commissioned us for the project. When found, half of its engine was missing.

Still we saw a real "potential" in this dead bike.

That's why we named it "Sroul", which means "Black Magic" in Arabic.

It took us longer than usual to reach the final result we were seeking but the wait was worth it.

It shall now have a new life in the UK.

Pictures: Gary Jézégabel

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Yamaha TW 125 Blue Tracker

This Yamaha TW 125 has been fully redesigned to look like a "real" bike even though its owner did not want to ride a "big toy".

Once again we got inspired by the fantastic and timeless "dirt track" look because he wanted to ba able to lighlty go off road from time to time on the roads of his native Normandy country side.

Given the smile upon his face when he discovered the machine, we assume he pictured himself easily on the handlbar of his new "little toy".

Photos: Gary Jézégabel.

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BMW R100R Blue Dirt

When the owner of this BMW R100 R came and see us, he had just crashed his bike riding it on a dirt trail. We can be cheeky sometimes: we decided we would go for a real "dirt track" inspiration to help him seat back on the saddle with no fear.

Fully rebuilt engine, frame and electric wiring.

We hope now he will not hesitate to take it back on dirt trails.

Photos: Gary Jézégabel

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Guzzi SP1000 Monica

This '79 SP1000 Guzzi was delivered to us in the worst condition we had ever seen. And that was our first Guzzi. Could it be even worse?

We completely re-built this dead bike and brought her back to life under the Italian name of "Monica".

We assume you don't need us to enlighten you on the reason why we picked an Itlain girl name for that one...

Photos: Aurore de Bettignies

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BMW R100 Ba'R'a

We decided to convert this heavy "Mystic" R100R from '92 into a bike that could have taken place, somehow, to the "Baja Race" back in the seventies.`

From what we know, its owner has now the pleaseure to take this lady a bit off road on the island of Corsica.

Photos: Gary Jézégabel.

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BMW R80GS Dirt Island

This '84 BMW R80GS was sent to us from Tahiti. It arrived in a quite rotted condition and we assume its owner was often riding off road on this one.

We made our decision to go for a "dirt track" look and make its motorcycle look like a sexy and still serious lady.

Photos: Gary Jézégabel.

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Suzuki DR650 'The Arsenale'

The donor machine is a 650 Suzuki DR RS (with electric start) from 1994.

We completely rebuilt the machine (both frame and engine) to turn it into this big toy for big boys.

This project was commissioned by TheArsenale.

TheArsenale is the motion authority that gathers the finest inventions mobility craftsmen could ever create.
 

Photos by Gary Jézégabel.

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BMW R100R Blue Phantom

The donor machine is a 1993 BMW R100R.

Fully restored, we turned in into a sweet street tracker on behalf of its German owner.
We also decided to go for a paint job on the tank and picked up the official blue used by Rolls Royce for some of their beautiful cars (among which the world famous Phantom).

Pictures by: Gary Jézégabel

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W650 The Blue Raven

The donor machine is a Kawasaki W650 from 2001.

Even though we were told by our mothers that dark blue and black do not match, we decided to go for it.

Given the smile on the face of its happy owner, we guess our mothers can be wrong sometimes.

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Photos: Gary Jézégabel

W650 El Tigre

When the English owner of this 2002 Kawasaki W650 came and see us to commission us for a project, he confessed that he used to be nicknamed "El Tigre" back in the days.

How could we resist then to mix a bit of his English DNA to his own Japanese bike?

We therefore could not resist: adding the famous Triumph T100 Tiger emblem to the tank we decided to install on this machine.

This "El Tigre" is definitely his very bike: they have now a common story.

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Photos: Gary Jézégabel

BMW Black Pearl

This machine was built for and by Hugo himself. 

The donor bike here is a BMW R100 /7 from 1984.

We called it "The Black Pearl".

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Photos: Gary Jézégabel.

BMW B2

We worked on this BMW R100 RT from 1979 for an English citizen. He wanted something unique and quite "low profile".

We got inspired by the famous "B2" stealth aeroplane and from what we saw when he discovered the finished bike, we can say he was a happy man!

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Photos: Gary Jézégabel.

BMW R100 TRACKER

The donor machine is the very last carburated bike ever produced by BMW: the R100 R Mystic. This one if from 1994 and was retrieved with only 3000 kms.
We made it lighter by 30 kilos.

We turned it into a more fun and easy to handle machine.

This machine is a perfect one for both commuting and road-tripping.

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Photos: Gary Jézégabel.

BMW GS TRACKER

When we retrieved this "BMW R80 GS" from 1981, it was a complete mess.
It was not working but worst of all: there was some rust even inside the genuine carburettors.

The owner wanted a "tribute to dirt track" motorcycle. Given what we saw in his eyes when he discovered the finished bike, we assume we met his expectations.

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Photos: Gary Jézégabel.

BMW 'BMY'

The Italian owner of this machine wanted to be able to use his bike both as a commuter and as a road trip machine. We naturally went for a BMW R80/7from 1981.

He wanted something "battered down" still 100% renewed. There was no hesitation when we traded this vintage Yamaha DT 125 tank to our friend "Sonic Seb".

The BMY was born!

Photos: Stéphane Pelletier.

BMW 'Dead Ace'

Here comes a vintage BMW "R75/6" from 1975. The owner is one of the most "chic" gentleman we have ever met. It was therefore natural that for this very unique time, we decided to go for a paint job on a vintage "Honda" tank. 

And if we were to re-do it, we'd go for it 100%.

Photos: Gary Jézégabel.

BMW 'Blue S'

We are talking here about a 1976 legendary BMW "R90 S" with wonderful Dell Orto carburetors and dedicated camshaft... Still for an unknown reason, coming with mag wheels and not rim wheels this time.

The owner wanted to go for a street tracker inspiration which he could use for both commuting and road tripping. Convincing him to go for a vintage non OEM tank with no paint job was not that hard.

And even if he had not been convinced, we'd still have sticked to this AD.

Photos: Stéphane Pelletier.

BMW 'French Bobber'

The owner of this machine came and see us to convert his BMW R60/2 into whatever we would want to... His only request was to have an electric starter.

We agreed on installing a 800cc boxer engine into this frame. But we changed the whole ignition system by a TCI/CDI one. Just for the fun of it...

We called it "French Bobber" because what could be more French than a German/English unexpected marriage?

Photos: Gary Jézégabel.

Kawasaki 'Little Green Bag'

The donor bike here is a Kawasaki W650 from 2001.

We were commissioned by a girl for this project. She passed her driving test especially for this machine. We wanted to go for something smooth, low and still fun to ride.

From the feedback we get from her, it seems the goal has been reached.

Photos: Gary Jézégabel.