” Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles is not the most prolific of Spain’s custom workshops, but their creations are always worth keeping an eye out for. This is the latest, based on a 1984 BMW R80ST.
Called the Fuel R80 STrial, it’s inspired by ISDT bikes—the Triumphs, BSAs and Pentons of the 1960s that competed in the International Six Days Trials. “Light bikes with small headlights, flat handlebars, a minimalist seat and off-road tires,” says Fuel main man and BMW Motorrad enthusiast Karles Vives. “Motorcycles that were capable of riding trails and woods for days.”
The R80ST was commissioned by a classic bike enthusiast who lives in the Austrian Alps and wanted an upgrade to both aesthetics and performance. So Fuel’s engineer Hilario and mechanics Isaac and Jose set to work. The forks are now from a BMW K75 Sport, mated to a custom axle and newly fabricated triple trees. The front brakes were upgraded too, with a 320mm disc, a four-piston Brembo caliper and a Nissin master cylinder. ”
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