Rolf Reick of Krautmotors behind the custom electric C Evolution you see a few years ago is back, transforming another of BMW Motorrad’s beautiful ride into a rolling art. This time, Reick weaved his magic on a BMW Motorrad F 850 GS, turning into a barebone two-wheeler dubbed Bauhaus 100.
Like the C Evolution, this isn’t a half-baked, in-progress motorcycle. It is intentionally a slime custom build, showcasing the slimmer and lighter BMW F 850 GS engine. Key highlights include:
- Frame: Completely modified R60/6 frame, rigid rear, stretched, widened and stripped down. In profile, it is a reference to Marcel Breuer’s “Lounge Chair”.
- Lever: as little modification as possible.
- Fork: custom-built.
- Tank: custom-built, the shape is a reference to the armrest of the “Lounge Chair”.
- Rims: classic 19 inch front and 18 inch rear with narrow tires and wheel discs.
- Exhaust: custom-built, “drag style”.
- Handlebars: modified former BMW pre-war handlebars.
- Seat: custom-built.
The Bauhaus 100 Custom Bike by Krautmotors made an appearance at the BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen earlier this month (July 5-7). It is a show bike and so, no, you can’t actually buy this thing as much as you may have wanted. Bummer. At least, there are beautiful images for you to ogle over.
All images courtesy of BMW AG.