This BMW R80 retro cafe racer motorcycle is actually a Hero Splendor

Two wheeler modifications are quite common on our country and we have seen several modified motorcycles in the past. One of the motorcycle that is commonly used for this purpose is Royal Enfield Classic or Bullet. These modifications are not just limited to Royal Enfield motorcycles and can be done on bikes from other brands as well. We have seen number of examples in the past were a humble looking commuter motorcycle is converted into a scrambler or a cafe racer. Here we have a video that shows how a simple looking Hero Splendor motorcycle is modified to look like a BMW R80 cafe racer motorcycle.

The video is uploaded by Reyansh Khichi on his youtube channel. The video shows all the modifications that were done to the motorcycle along with the time taken and cost. First impression after looking at the bike is pretty good. It does not look like a Hero Splendor anymore. The motorcycle has been completely modified to give it a scrambler look. The modification is done on a 2011 model Hero Splendor.

Starting with the front, the rectangle like headlamps have been removed and replaced with round units with projector LED headlamps and LED DRL ring in it. The stock turn indicators have also been replaced with a small aftermarket units. The whole bike has been designed to look like a BMW R80 cafe racer. The front suspension on the motorcycle remains the same as before. The forks now get a golden paint job and a set of gaiters. The stock handle bar has been replaced with clip on units with custom made handle grips and bar end mirrors.

This BMW R80 retro cafe racer motorcycle is actually a Hero Splendor

Moving to the side profile of the motorcycle, the Splendor fuel tank has been replaced and replaced with a R80 like unit. The finish on the fuel tank is not that great as it is custom made for this project. The fuel tank has a blue paint finish with white pinstripes and a BMW logo. The frame and the engine has all been completely blacked out. The side panels were also replaced with fabricated units Cafe racer written on them.

The chain cover has been completely removed and the rear springs are now red in colour. The rear suspension is also painted in golden colour. The rear sub frame has been chopped to give it a single seater look. The seat itself has been completely redone. It now gets a tan coloured well cushioned seats.

Moving to the rear, the tail light is actually an LED strip that is attached to the rear frame. The turn indicators are placed under the seat for a cleaner rear look. The motorcycle still has the same set of spoke wheels which has been painted in black. The tyres however have replaced with chunky looking off-road tyres. The work on the bike looks extremely good. It is definitely not an exact replica of original BMW R80 but, the efforts that the customiser had put in into this project is worth appreciating. The overall cost of this modification is around Rs 60,000 and the time taken to complete this project is around 1 month.