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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by durtwurm, Nov 24, 2010.
I love to have a crack at that!
So many beautiful bikes on here...stumbled on an old pic of my 77 RS. I bought it in 87, it had 3000 miles on her, been stored in a guys garage in Vegas, he won it in a card game...
do you know where the back story is on this build? I’d love to see it in person, looks to be beautifully done
Great old school photo of the 77RS. Musta been a hellava card game.
Nothing other than BMW Martin did it. I believe they're a customiser place.
I did some internet sleuthing but I couldn’t find anything on the converted RS. Do you know of any other pictures? I’d love to see this build from different angles.
side note, your RS pages are fun to go through, nice collection
I put 130k on a 78’ R100RS, the best weather protection I’ve ridden and to my eye, one of the most iconic and beautiful production motorcycles built. I would buy that oilhead in a heartbeat if it was a production model.
Yes. The lowers look to be reworked to fit, but the uppers look pretty stock. Doesn't look to be too difficult a job. I wonder how the fairing bracket is hung?
Looks like an R Nine T under the fairing and paint. I want one.
That RS fairing in the R9T is beautiful. Can you imagine that slippery fairing on a bike with 2x the power of the original?
When I was rebuilding my 1988 RS I fantasized about a build like that all the time. I have an entire RS fairing and then some that I have saved. I have some skills but I don't think that caliber of skills.
Pardon me, but I need a little privacy for a while...
Great picture. Wonder what Herr Muth thought of it. I've heard his unflattering assessment of the monoshock airhead RS. He was pointing at mine while he described each styling transgression to the assembled crowd. He commented that the designer was probably promoted from the Packaging Department.
Don’t like it. Looks like it’s trying to find a burrow to dive into.
Particularly parked next to the original.
As a retrofit I believe it’s a very clean almost seamless modification. Adapting and mounting a fairing designed 40+ years ago had to have its challenges but the lines of the RS fairing blend extremely well with the modern lines of the R9T. No doubt if a designer worked with the styling, the original design might be modified to blend a little smoother but as is, I still believe it’s beautiful. Actually, it’s a testament to how strong the original design was, that it still holds its visual lines.
Seeing how BMW has been successful ( as have other m/c companies) with retro models, I’d love to see them take this and create a model to put into production. As I said, I’d be there to put my money down in a heartbeat.
What did he say about the transgressions?
The R9T has so many iterations one more wouldn't do any harm would it? The real challenge would be to make it a reasonable tourer...seat and luggage done accordingly. Otherwise that fairing just becomes what it is now...an interesting add on, styling package.
I’ve got a ‘84 RS. If I were to mount the fairing that much further forward, with that much forward tilt, I’m thinking it would be a nightmare.
I mean, it’s about function isn’t it?