Blitz Motorcycles is an up and coming garage based in France, made up of 3 talented bike builders named Fred (mechanics/electrics), Hugo (mechanics/artistic direction) and Léo (mechanics/welding).
Their latest creation is this gloriously grungy BMW R100/7 Street Tracker, Blitz pulled the original bike apart and added a vintage Honda fuel tank, 70s era Kawasaki handlebars, new lights front and back and a slew of other hand-fabricated parts. The 1000cc twin cylinder powerplant is good for 60hp and 54 ft-lbs of torque, giving the bike more than enough poke for anything you care to throw at it. Blitz also reworked the electrical system, that’s always a good idea on a 40+ year old bike.
It’s great to see garages like Blitz turning out customs that aren’t retarded, painfully shiny, unrideable choppers. Hopefully it’ll catch on.
Scroll down for more photos of the Street Tracker, click any image to see the high-res version and stay tuned for more from Blitz.
Photos: Thomas Caplain
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