R75/5 from San Jose BMW shop....

Chris from San Jose BMW shop has allowed me to share this great cafe styled BM with you all. Chris had posted this up in the Old Skool forums over at the ADV site. This is not just a stunning show bike, it is used in anger. It holds a land speed record. Amazing. To see this bike being built CLICK HERE.

Last Winter we were upstairs at the San Jose BMW shop, and found that we had enough spare parts to build a new airhead. Thought that some of you might like to see the results...

Like everything at SJBMW, we just had to race it - So off to Bonneville we went. And we got a new 750cc record - Just over 130 mph! Not bad for a 750 at 4600ft of elevation and a 100 degree day.

The bike was built to be very period correct - vintage parts for a vintage machine. This included items such Makuni round slide carbs, Akron high shoulder wheels, drum brakes, and a VERY custom, period correct fuel tank.


  1. This is a hell of a German Caferacer, a wanna have!!!


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