It started as a project for a cafe racer motorcycle and ended up being a very sporty and racing BMW. This is the new BMW K1 just finished in Lord Drake Kustoms’ motorcycle customization workshop.

Fran Manen (owner of LDK), has decided on this occasion to use a very special motorcycle: a BMW K1 to do what he has called one of the most impressive motorcycle transformations on a BMW K model that have been made until the date.

BMW K1 Cafe Racer

It is not the typical converted BMW K100, it is a unique custom motorcycle transformed from start to finish; in which no detail has been left behind… A brutal and unique BMW.

The modification process of this BMW K1

The first idea was to make a BMW cafe racer, but quickly Fran decided to change the concept and make something less seen and very radical. To do this, as soon as they arrived at their custom motorcycle workshop, the first thing they did was strip and completely disassemble this K1 that they had bought from a collector.

BMW K1 Cafe RacerBMW K1 Cafe Racer

Work began with the installation of an inverted fork, BMW spoke rims with road tires, discs and brake calipers. Afterwards, the semi-handlebars were installed and then the entire subframe was removed and part of the chassis was cut and modified to begin to shape what would be the new rear of this spectacular transformed BMW.

BMW K1 Cafe Racer
BMW K1 Cafe Racer

The fuel tank, which is the same as that of the BMW K100 models, had to be modified a bit to achieve the radical line of the motorcycle. A new air bottle rear shock was installed, the entire rear tail and seat were installed with custom upholstery.

BMW K1 Cafe Racer

All this work has been accompanied by a Motogadget digital odometer, Motogadget motorcycle keyless M-Lock starting system and buttons from the same brand. Retarded foot controls for BMW K and a paint job inspired by BMW “M” series graphics.

BMW K1 Cafe Racer

The modified and handmade exhaust with the Spark tail gives it a Moto GP sound, a V-Rod type headlight, front indicators for Motogadget grips and Kellerman indicators at the rear, are other details to highlight from all the endless modifications. that this custom bike has.

Data Sheet

  • YEAR: 1991
  • DISPLAY: 1000 cc
  • FORK: Inverted
  • DEPOSIT: Original modified
  • SUBCHASSIS: Handcrafted
  • SEAT: Manufactured and upholstered by hand
  • EXHAUST: Modified manifold and tail
  • FRONT WHEEL: Spokes
  • REAR WHEEL: Spokes
  • LIGHTING: Headlight with bracket, indicators and taillight
  • SPEEDOMETER: Relocation of speedometer and witness box.
  • OTHER WORKS: painting, powder painting, graphics, grips, footrest modification, etc.

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STYLE: Cafe Racer
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The BMW K1 cafe racer in the press