For many, the motorcycle is a way to clear the head and forget the problems, but for Mark Ceilinger it was a particular challenge because on his BMW cafe racer two-wheeler he worked despite and in defiance of the serious illness of his girlfriend.
Mark is not known for making motorcycles – at least not yet.
He is a guitar player from Slovenia, who began to follow the custom scene carefully after he noticed a creation called Voltron, by his countrymen from the ER Motorcycles workshop.
When his life got a dramatic turn, Mark was motivated to start working. He bought the “retired” police BMW R80RT from 1993 and began transforming it into an elegant custom model. The works were performed in an industrial workshop owned by his colleague from the band, and soon there was the idea of creating his own workshop, which was named Vintage Room Motorcycles.
The motorcycle is completely arranged, from the smallest details to those largest and most noticeable ones.
There is also a new electronics, moving from the Odyssey accumulator located under the transmission, and includes most of the Motogadget catalog – m.unit 2 control box, speedometer and a number of new switches. There is also a RFID ignition without key.
When the bodywork is concerned, the R80RT has kept its fuel tank, but at the rear it is raised by 2.5 cm. There are no more dives, and it has replaced it with new seat support in order to achieve as high a minimalistic effect as possible. The black leather seat will also attract a lot of views.
There are more subtle “cuts” like lowered forks, new Wilburs shock absorbers and Heidenau K60 Scout tires that give the motorcycle a scrambler look with sufficient adhesion for driving safety, and the point on “i” is LED far.
Mark took a year to complete the R80RT. He’s dubbed it ‘Amulet’—a small object worn to defend you from bad things and he uses every opportunity to drive it.