Cafe Racer Dreams' pay tribute to Bultaco with their latest BMW-based creation

Cafe Racer Dreams pay tribute to Bultaco with latest BMW R80RT build. 

Cafe Racer Dreams' CRD128.

CAFE Racer Dreams have recently launched their new release based on the BMW R80RT as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, with the renovation of the German classic designed to tribute CRD’s fellow Spanish brand Bultaco, and their Frontera 370 Gold Medal of 1977.

For their CRD128, Cafe Racer Dreams (CRD) take the 1983 BMW R80RT as a base and add the fuel tank from the Frontera 370, to which is added a BMW logo. Then, the fairing of a ‘76 Frontera, as well as the headlight, are added to the R80RT outline.

After the addition of the classic Bultaco components come the non-factory parts. First, shortened tailpipes from SuperTrapp; then carburetors from Bing; filters from K&N; 43mm inverted forks from Showa; a Hagon rear shock; 320mm Nissin discs with radial callipers; Renthal bars; Continental TKC80s front and rear; Motogadget starter and speedometer; an LSL brake reservoir; Highsider mirrors; Tarozzi cables; and Domino Rally grips. Quite the assembly. 

The rear of the bike is unrecognisable from the original R80RT, with the rear cowl removed, and the addition of a oval-shaped #77 side-plate and LED-light, mounted to a custom rear fender (or mudguard, whichever you prefer).

The lack of rear cowl makes the buffalo hide-finished single-seat seem rather exposed, but practicality seems to be of little importance in this aesthetic wonder. 

CRD say on their website that the total of their modifications take 100kg from the weight of the original R80RT, which they admit finds little of its original self in this pretty, gold-finished Bultaco tribute.  

Cafe Racer Dreams' next creation is due to be revealed on Thursday 10 March at 17:00 Spanish time. More details can be found here.