Build Courtesy of Žiga Petek
I love good construction that fights stereotypes. This his R65 work for Jigapetek is a prime example.
BikeEXIF reports that the leap from a lightweight touring machine to a high-end café his racer required an entirely new design approach and many sleepless nights. Without absolute loyalty, it’s hard to sell a commitment to design, so Petek jumped right in and posed his one question at Boszchan Vidraj’s his 1983 BMW R65.
“I asked him ‘do you trust me?’ He said ‘yes,’ and that was it.”
From then on, operations proceeded at full speed. Petek stripped his R65 down to its basics, sharpened and smoothed it out, shrunk and stretched the new aluminum body, and brought in an old Honda tank (scraped off) to use as the bike’s fuel reservoir.
This bike has a lot of cleverly hidden features. From the bellypan’s custom oil pan, to the Motogadget keyless ignition built into the bike’s carbon fiber winglets, to the LED turn signals built into the bike’s front wing, Petek’s design shows that the café was carefully engineered. clearly proves. .
“To create each carbon trim, Žiga first 3D scanned the fairing and rear, creating his digital canvas to work with,” he continues BikeEXIF.
“After that, he at ER Motorcycles helped Blaz Sustarsic translate Žiga’s ideas into digital renderings. A company called VG Forma 3D printed the parts for each prototype, then sent them to Angstrom Performance to recreate them in forged carbon fiber. ”
This particular R65 has been completely rebuilt, with “new valves, valve springs, bearings and rewiring with a new Motogadget-equipped charging system and quiet, busy ignition”, boosting power to 8500cc. increase.
A beauty cafe racer build from the mind of Žiga Petek. Media sourced from BikeEXIF.
Here’s a list of the additional work done:
Mikuni carbs with velocity stacks
Motogadget grips, mirrors, digital dash and push buttons
Custom shift lever
color-coded hoses and wires
Of course, we wouldn’t be here without this reaction sequence.
“Boštjan from Flex Tools Slovenia, when he first saw this, he could not speak for an hour,” laughs the contractor.