Spanish shop 72 Cycles Performance has built a gorgeous custom BMW 65 Invader. The R65 was stripped of most of its components that were either upgraded to serve the future scrambler’s purpose, or discarded. The frame was touched up and the subframe swapped for a slimmer structure to accommodate a new, smaller saddle and a new pair of shocks. The frame itself was also altered to change the steering geometry, then fitted with the front fork grafted from a fourth-generation Gixxer. Braking is provided by the Suzuki’s Tokico calipers teamed with a set of BMW K100 discs. The R65’s origin “snowflake” wheels are wrapped in knobby tires.
The former dual exhaust set up has been replaced by a 2-1-2 layout with a striking pair of high-set mufflers underlining the new subframe—a look clearly inspired by the scrambler aesthetic. All these modifications allowed the bike to shed over 40 lb during the building process. Complete with a matte grey and yellow paint scheme, this vintage beauty is ready to hit the trails in style for a good dusting up session.
Article Source : RideApart