BMW R100 RC Mono by Oil Stain Garage

Some things need time or several approaches to be appreciated. I remember the first time I had Sushi years ago, I was thinking 'what’s all the fuss about this'? But strangely, the taste made me come back a few days later and now I’m an addict. Or the Mercedes Benz Pagode; ten years ago it was a car among others, today I’d do stupid things to park one in my garage.

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But I’m very skeptical about this theory when it comes to BMW’s /7 models. It’s not the bike itself that makes me run, it’s this…let’s say 'strange looking' fairing. Clearly, someone in Munich had forgotten his glasses when he signed this thing off.

But a few weeks back, I saw the first custom bike with such a fairing, heavily modified of course, and it somehow worked. It started to grow on me with every single look I took at the pictures.

And here comes the next bike, Oil Stained Garage’s 1987 BMW R100RS Mono, with one of these despicable fairings turned into a looker. If I think this is going to be a new trend? You bet!

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For his 4th build, Luka Cimolini from Slovenia concentrated on the fairing and the rear end of the bike. Since BMW’s Mono models use a monolever-system in the back (hmm, maybe that explains the designation), Luka was able to get a very clean look by building a new subframe that lacks any support bars. In combination with a custom fiberglass seat cowl and a battery that has been hidden under the gearbox, the Bavarian twin looks much sleeker now. But it’s the strange shape of said modified RS-Fairing that makes the bike stand out of the crowd. It might polarize, but it definitely marches to a different drummer.

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A Koso LED light makes for a neat tail while Magazi rearview mirrors with integrated indicators are mounted in the front. Luka fabricated an aluminum bracket for the ignition as well as the MINI3 LCD-instrument.

The engine was overhauled but remained untouched in term of performance. The airbox was replaced with an aftermarket part and two K&N filters were bolted to the BING’s. An adjustable White Power Shock dampens the ride while Tarozzi rear sets in combination with Magura Clip-Ons result in a sportier riding position.

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After finishing the BMW R100RS, Luka’s head is bursting with new ideas so you can contact him if you’re interested in buying the BMW. Who knows, maybe you’re buying a precursor of a new, trending look.

Get in touch HERE, on OIL STAINED GARAGE’s WEBSITE.

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