Wolf Moto BMW R65 on Cafe Racers of Instagram
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We would like to share one of our builds that was featured on Cafe Racers of Instagram (Oct 2015).
This one-off custom built BMW R65 is available to hire exclusively from Wolf Moto in Cape Town, South Africa.
Our 4th official build, completed in May 2015.
Firstly, we removed the stock sub-frame and fabricated our own hooped, removable sub-frame, using 25mm tube. New custom mounting lugs were added to the frame. The original frame was de-lugged and the original battery box was removed and a new battery box was fabricated to fit onto the new sub-frame and mount under the seat and house a new, smaller and lighter Lithium-Ion battery.
Front and rear fenders are completely bespoke, built and shaped by Wolf Moto. The headlight bracket is also custom fabricated to mount the headlight and high-mount front fender as one unit.
The motor was removed and stripped to check for any signs of wear. All gaskets and seals replaced. Engine was painted two-tone, black and cast-iron grey. Original air-box was retained, a request by the owner as he liked how the OEM unit completed the square shape of the air-cooled, boxer engine block.
Custom 316 stainless steel Wolf Moto exhaust. Tig welded by hand in-house by Wolf Moto.
Re-built and lowered 30mm front suspension internally, the rear single shock rebuilt and we added an upgraded 14mm shaft and white spring.
18″ Michelen Sirac Dual Sport tires (front + rear).
Brembo calipers rebuilt and new braided front brake hose.
Wiring loom simplified. No instrumentation for a clean off-road scrambler look and feel.
Deep “piano” black paint for tank, wheels and custom sub-frame. Original frame was sandblasted and sent for black powder coating.
We built a custom pleated black leather seat with aluminium base. Removed front left brake disc to covert to a single rotor set up at the front to save weight and to expose the entire front mag wheel to match the rear exposed single-side swing arm back wheel arrangement. Fitted a retro styled Moto-Cross handlebar.
A ” LESS is MORE ” Scrambler project. We were basically given carte blanche with regards to the styling, the only request from the customer was to produce a “piano” black street scrambler bike, completely stripped down as if it were intended to be an off-road machine. We retained the important bits such as a tail light and turn signals to ensure the bike is road legal and usable as a daily urban rider.