BMW R45 Roca Project by Gonçalves
This unusually styled BMW looks mighty fine, as if rolling out of a pro workshop; please note the immaculate finish, unconventional proportions and the overall awesome vibe. However, this bike has been imagined and built by a team of newcomers, Tiago Gonçalves and Luis Gonçalves of Portugal.
The two brothers were inspired by their dream-bikes and aimed for coming up with a custom motorcycle with seating for two, dark but elegant. Based upon a BMW airhead, the custom project benefits from a girder fork, designed and built from scratch in Portugal. It may sound like an odd choice, but the finished product begs to differ; also worth mentioning is the offset LED headlight, adding to the unique aesthetics of the bike.
There’s more to this bike than that; it seems the two brothers also went for a completely new frame that houses a discreet LED strip for turn signals and brake lighting. Classic BMW fans will probably notice that the foot pegs have been moved back a little, as well as the new mounting points for the modern gas shock absorbers.
The BMW R45 tank has been replaced by a more curvaceous R80 unit, complemented by a slim, new seat showing off high-quality leather-work. Further mods include a Honda CB250 front fender, Bing carburetors, K&N filter intakes and that mesmerizing vintage finish. Also worth mentioning is the tiny Motogadget digital gauge and the front turn signals, which seem to be hiding in the bar ends. Is Captain America looking for a new ride?