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Hello Sexy! Rodney Aguiar’s Custom BMW R80ST – Envy

Hello Sexy! Rodney Aguiar’s Custom BMW R80ST – Envy

While at the International Motorcycle Show in New York City, Rodney Aguiar’s BMW custom R80ST called “Envy” caught my eye. The sexy unencumbered look of the rear wheel with it’s shaft drive and no fender or subframe, retro pan-style saddle and angular tank create an intriguing mix of new and old that is very appealing. Round that all out with the GSX-R front end with low, wide slung bars like a Monster and I bet it’s a great ride.

Rodney Aguiar Envy BWM Custom

Rodney Aguiar - Envy BMW Custom

Show Card Details:

Bike: 1983 BMW R80ST
Owner/Builder: Rodney Aguiar

  • Futuristic sheet-metal fuel tank
  • GSX-R750 front end
  • BMW R1100 Paralever singlesided swingarm
  • FMF RM250 exhaust silencers
  • Paint and striping by Mike Maldonado and Jimmy C
  • Custom-fabricated frame

From the Story: “I built them because no one else uses BMWs to create custom bikes”

Featured in Cycle World Magazine October 2009

Avarice, envy, pride,
Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of all
On Fire.
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

Superficial Friday: GSX-R 1000 Powered Ransom Custom Motorcycle

Superficial Friday: GSX-R 1000 Powered Ransom Custom Motorcycle

What’s your take on this custom bike called ‘The Serpent‘ by Ransom? We’ve spotted the owner cruising around town several times during the year.

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This post is nothing without you – So what do you think?

  • Is it silly to power this style of motorcycle with such a high performance engine? Can the handling match the power?
  • Who cares? It’s a stunning work of art!
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