Custom: Ritmo Sereno R80 racer

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Combining an old frame and engine with modern components and tuning know-how, Japanese BMW tuner Ritmo Sereno have created a custom R80 that would have been impossible in its own time, the early ’80s, looks like its from the ’70s yet can be competitive in twins racing in the 2000s. Of particular note are the 41mm Keihin carbs, the lengthened Öhlins monoshock that attaches to the driveshaft and the two-into-one exhaust. Bodywork is inspired by the R60/5 from the late ’60s, but painted in the Daytona Orange of the 1973 R90S.

Ritmo Sereno via Racing Café

  • steaminSteven

    Luv Luv Luv it!

  • אלץ'

    In the first picture he’s scratching the right cylinder!!! isn’t it bad for a race bike?!

  • Adrian

    That is fricking gorgeous , I have always loved that tank shape and the roundhead valve covers….Looks like Reg

  • hoyt

    That is a clever way to make the rear suspension double as the torque-bar to combat shaft reaction

  • will

    Ritmo Sereno is really in a league beyond.

  • crosstie

    BMWs aren’t normally my thing, but that is wicked.

  • Scott

    eye candy


  • Zac

    “In the first picture he’s scratching the right cylinder!!! isn’t it bad for a race bike?!”

    Expand the photo. He has about an inch of clearance between the ground and the oil head.

  • Daniel

    You forgot to include one important thing – the sound of that bike!
    The whistling FCRs give me goosebumps. Not to mention, I’ve never heard another BMW rev like that..

    • Steeve

      This guy is awesome, does anyone knows how to get in touch with his shop.
      I would love to dress my bmw with some of his parts.

  • claudio vercesi

    buongiorno a tutti volevo congraturarmi con voi per la bella guzzi v7 cafè racer mi piacerebbe sapere quanto potrebbe costare ciao