We have seen countless custom motorcycles and swooned over by them, and the Custom BMW R100 Shed Built Trike by model maker Tim you see here just found a place in our list of “custom bike that had us going head-over-heels.” One look and you will immediately know why.
7 years in the making, Tim’s Custom BMW R100 Shed Built Trike made an appearance at last month’s Bike Shed Show. Thanks to Bike Shed Motorcycle Club, we were able to have a closer look despite not being there in person.
Inspired by Morgan three-wheeler and pre-war race cars, Tim’s custom trike is actually a BMW R100 rear end married to front end of a quad bike.
It features a ton of custom parts, including the obvious star of the show, the hand-formed aluminum body which is a nod to BMW automobiles with its BMW Z3-inspired CNC machined, polished side grilles.
It has a stock R100 rear end, but now fitted with a “period-looking” tire while the front gets a set of wheels pulled from an Austin motor vehicle, but with custom stainless steel spokes.
The engine is, of course, an air-cooled R100 motor. Though it is not clear which variant and from which year. A couple of other notables include an original BMW rev meter and a saddle from a Triumph Bobber.
Keep reading for a video of Tim walking through his custom BMW R100 Shed Built Trike and also hear its majestic growl.
Source: YouTube (Bike Shed Motorcycle Club).