1978 BMW R80/7 ” CAFE RACER ” – WIRE WHEEL VERSION !
Great looking bike , starts on the button , runs like a dream and handles like a 125 !
Due to the imminent arrival of our first child , I am selling off some of my toys 🙁
The bike was first registered in May 1978 and has a nice little hand made service book covering all the work done on the bike and a pile of ALL the old MOT’s which all tally and confirm the low mileage .
The bike was clearly well looked after then it was taken off the road in 1989 with 26,300 miles.In 1996 a full restoration was done including powder coating the frame white , new stainless exhaust and “Café Racer” look done and was back on the road in 1997 and back in use.
I purchased the bike in Dec 2016 from a dealer who had just rebuilt the engine at 35,600 and I have only done a few hundred miles on it since.
I took the bike for a big service in Jan last year ( 500 miles running in after engine re-build ) , I have also upgraded the rear shocks to Hagon which transformed the handling ( These were fitted just after the above photos were taken and I only done a couple of hundred of miles last year afterwards )
Viewing in Uxbridge ( Just 2 mins from Jnct 1 M40 , Jnct 16 M25 )
**Sorry , no test rides without full payment and proof of insurance ! No P/Ex , No Paypal , No time wasters please **
Bike is currently in secure, heated winter storage – I will need 24/48 hours notice to get it back to my house for viewing.