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We love this bike, as much for what it was (and now is) as for how funky it has ended up.

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This was a BMW R80 RT from the late 1980s, even better is that this was a POLICE BMW R80 RT from the late 1980s!

 

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The bike still carried its original blue light but that’s the only concession to what it once was. It’s been put together by Daniel Weidmann of VTR Customs in Switzerland – VTR Customs is a very left-field band of custom bike builders that are holed up in the basement of a mainstream Swiss BMW dealer called Stucki 2Rad.

 

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It took three R80 RT patrol bikes formerly from the Italian-speaking side of the Swiss Police Force to be cobbled together to make this singular motorcycle. The original twin carbs have been swapped for a homemade injection system. there’s a new ECU  controlling the fuelling and power with a handlebar-mounted switch to change power maps as the rider wants.

 

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To boost power further is a Rotrex supercharger – a belt-driven charger that is fed from the former alternator system.

And as if that’s not enough, there’s also a compact nitrous oxide injection system fitted – giving away this bikes drag-racing aspirations.

 

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Tony Carter

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