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Old 10-28-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
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Masterpices R80GSs

I have been thinking to post these pictures for a long time but somehow never managed until now. My knee injury on the good side is giving me time to play…

I always thought to be affected by severe OCD, however meeting with Corrado was very reassuring because there is always someone who is in a worst shape than yours!

What brought us together was the passion for off road travelling, the way of doing it and some others common interests apart for the above mentioned OCD…
Only at a later stage I discovered his real talent…
This thread doesn’t want to do be an advertisement I just feel the desire to share such treasure.

Retired civil engineer, he owned R80G/S and R80GS since their release in the earlier eighties. Travelling across Africa during his holidays and across (and over) the Alps behind his house in Turin during weekends, very earlier, he felt the need of improving his bikes. His drive for mechanic, scientific and physic perfection helped him to develop a knowhow of these bikes, their component and aftermarket component that is not second to anyone. Moreover his desire of perfection pushed Corrado to develop his own parts and upgrade components.

The word of mouth brought more bikes to his garage where he helped people to develop their GS project.
When he retired three years back, he decided to put his knowhow into a small hobby/business. He now has a warehouse (that looks like and operating room-trust me!) in Turin where, with the help of a formal mechanic, he creates his masterpieces…

There you have some example of the most recent he has customised:



















…and those below are his own BMWs…







All the work involved with these bikes, including manufacturing of most components from scratch, happen inside this warehouse



…well I forgot to say that his other passion (and mine) are KTM LC8 adventure…

Acting on chassis and suspension is by far Corrado’s favourite mods. Along with the most common replacement of standard shocks and forks he has experience in more complex mods that will ultimately improve and change the off road capabilities of the GS. These involves changing the off-set of the steering head in the frame, a 50-80-100 mm extension of the drive shaft.















Made to fit yokes, triple clamps and risers









Subframe






and coated frame…



Expressly made components to fit upgraded front disk and calliper



Airbox



Customised plastics



and much more…



Well I hope you enjoyed as I find these bike fantastic!

Ciao

Nic
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:38 PM   #2
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:32 PM   #3
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impressive!
I agree...and live are even more exciting!

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Old 10-28-2013, 05:54 PM   #4
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:55 PM   #5
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:58 PM   #6
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I like this one where he flipped the swingarm, somehow:





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Old 10-28-2013, 06:00 PM   #7
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yeah, thats really nice, espsecially this one:

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Old 10-28-2013, 06:11 PM   #8
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It's a rare "WMB" model, made for the Australian and NZ market. It looks right when it's upside-down.

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I like this one where he flipped the swingarm, somehow:





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Old 10-28-2013, 06:17 PM   #9
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I like this one where he flipped the swingarm, somehow:






ALso the lettering on the case, and the transmission got flipped, and new bores drilled for the reversed shifter. Quite complicated, but worth it,a s you cna see from the results :lol

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Old 10-28-2013, 07:23 PM   #11
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:25 AM   #12
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Interestingly they often extend monolevers +80mm, rather than the "usual" HPN +100mm



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Old 10-29-2013, 02:17 AM   #13
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It's a rare "WMB" model, made for the Australian and NZ market. It looks right when it's upside-down.
Yep it's bloody hard to get your standard models complianced over here so they made a special batch of them for us. Having the neutral between 4th & 5th is bit of a bugger but we get used to it.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:33 AM   #14
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My favourite. Looks like it`s had heaps of money spent on it, but he`s not afraid to give it a hard time and doesn't feel the need to keep it pristine looking.


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Old 10-29-2013, 03:47 AM   #15
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My favourite. Looks like it`s had heaps of money spent on it, but he`s not afraid to give it a hard time and doesn't feel the need to keep it pristine looking.


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This bike is one owner from new. 180.000 kms. Has done 30.000 kms in the Sahara back in the eighties
It is his third child.

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