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Diamond Atelier: DA #3 BMW R100R

Introducing DA #3 – The Diamond Atelier BMW R100R

Updated August 8, 2018

This is third bike to roll out of the Diamond Atelier workshop, a stylish and forward thinking custom garage based in Munich, Germany. Sticking true to their routes, they’ve adapted this BMW R100R into something that’s a little more than a catalog of preformed parts stuck on to an iconic frame. It’s something new and unique.

Check Out This Diamond Atelier BMW R100R!

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After two successful builds before this, Diamond Atelier have finally created a masterpiece that’s hard to fault – taking an original 1994 R100R Classic and doing away with the hideous stock tank and seat, the build began to take shape. Replacing the tank with a classic R series model, the riding stance immediately transformed the bike into a monster. Secured with a custom sub-frame and handmade seat, the build began to take sharp turn towards the aggressive and what you’re seeing now was the finished result.

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Diamond Atelier have admitted that the Continental knobbly TKC80s weren’t the best choice of tire for the job but they certainly add a degree of post-apocalyptic sex appeal to the package. The LSL style headlight compliments the ferocious tires, adding a touch of modern class to the piece.

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The iconic boxer engine has also been given a bit of a lift, with a pair of 40mm Dell’Orto carbs, with a set of K&N filters for good measure and an Akrapovic racing exhaust too. Covering the gap left behind by the absent airbox sits a beautifully hand crafted aluminum cover made by a local guru, who originally specialized in Moto Guzzis and boxers.

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If that wasn’t enough, this Diamond Atelier BMW also received a revamped top triple clamp, adding a sexy plate with their emblem and serial number worked into it, complete with (I kid you not) a genuine 0.17 carat diamond. Over the top? Understated more like.

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With an upgraded engine and a few gems on board, the brakes have also had to be upgraded too; 320mm floating disc brake and Brembo calipers promise to slow you down in a hurry, all whilst looking good at the same time – if you notice the braided hoses.

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The standard affair of aftermarket clip-ons and rear sets keep the controls looking tidy, along with the incredibly discreet speedo that hides away on top of the gearbox. It’s not exactly practical but so far, that’s my only complaint.

If you’re looking for a custom boxer that breaks the standard conventions, then this is something worth investigating. In fact, most of Diamond Ateliers builds are pretty awesome and worth looking at. We’ll be writing about them again in future – that’s for sure.

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Joe Appleton
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I’ve done a bit of work here and there in the industry – I’ve even ridden a few bikes for actual money but what it comes down to is this: I ride bikes, build bikes and occasionally crash ‘em too. I like what I like but that certainly doesn’t make my opinion any more valid than yours…

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