With CRD14 Cafe Racer came a new turning point in the history of Cafe Racer Dreams, a before and after not only in the trajectory of CRD but in all manufacturers of custom bikes.
With this bike the Cafe Racer Dreams team faced a whole challenge (hence its name): to build our first BMW.
Up until now, boxer engines were the exclusive territory of the most ‘purists’ and hardly anyone dared to ‘get their hands on’, much less make a customization.
Ee knew what we wanted right off the bat, and in the beginning it was a motorcycle that was going to stay at home. But such was the expectation that had caused, that as soon as it was finished, Valerie a client of Paris had fallen so much in love with her that he made us an offer that we couldn’t refuse
A double challenge was overcome: building (successfully) a first BMW and breaking into the French scene with our first Parisian bike.
The initial idea for CRD14 Cafe Racer was to make a classic scrambler with this BMW R75 / 5 origin. For this we counted on the help of Javier, MaxBoxer, specialist in BMW’s. It was also our first collaboration with GR escapes. And it also has Nitro Hagon Shocks, fresh front suspension, fully revised engine.
The subchassis of this first BMW was developed by one of the two brothers engineers who today are known for being behind the Bultaco Electric project: Raúl Pérez, member of LGN Tech Design.
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- Base Model > BMW R75/5
- Year > 1971
- Construction > Cafe Racer Dreams
- Time > 6 months
- Manufacturer > BMW
- Type > Boxer Bicylindric
- Capacity > 749 cc
- Carburetors > Bing
- Air Filter > K&N
- Exhaust > GR for Cafe Racer Dreams
- Chassis > BMW + subframe by CRD
- Suspension > Hagon
- Type > Multitubular
- Fork > Original
- Headlight > CRD
- Handlebar > Renthal Streetfighter
- Starter > Clausor
- Speedometer > Motogadget Tiny
- Handgrips > CRD
- Front Tyre > Continental TKC 80
- Gas Tank > Original
- Seat > Cafe Racer Dreams
- Back Tyre >Continental TKC 80
- Paint Design > CRD