Fuel Motorcycles, Barcelona.
Based on a BMW R100 RS from 1979 the Fuel R100 Tracker HP ( High Performance) was commissioned by Dave from England.
Dave participated last year in the Scram AfrIca (a trip to dessert for old bikes) and the bike unfortunately broke during a desert stage.. so when the trip ended he left us to fix and transform the bike.
We worked on several designs and finally the chosen one was a dirt track design. The bike must have an small tank, solo seat, high exhaust pipe and keep it as simple and light as possible.
On the other hand we wanted to improve the performances of the bike. We started changing the front fork for a BMW K75 one, the whole brake system ( a bigger disc and four caliper brakes), a MIkuni carbs , K&N air filters, a rear Ohlins suspension, fast throttle grip, etc..
One of the details of the bike refers to the ignition system. The bike has the ignition key on the left side of the bike but it starts with a car start button located beside of the speedometer.
The bike has a lot of new parts designed by us and machined by a specialist..speedometer holder, bracket indicators, front and rear fender brass fixing screws, etc..and other handmade parts as the battery box, the rear frame, the tubular structure under the seat, high exhaust pipes, aluminium number side panels, number plate holder , etc..so we really use a few aftermarket parts.
This bike represents a step forward in our learning, it was a challenge that we achieved thanks to 5 months of hard work and the talent of many people as our engineer Alfons.
Now just remains to share the result with all of you. Hope you like!
Main mods and parts:
Bates front light
Triumph front and rear fenders
K&N Air filter
Ohlins rear shocks
Dunlop K70 tires
Dirt track tank
Kawasaki Z1 brake master cylinder
Fuel front disc
Mikuni 36 carbs
Fondseca quick throttle
Handmade exhaust pipes
Handmade side number panels, battery box, subframe, number plate holder
Machined front indicators brackets, speedometer holder, ignition key holder