A bone stock 1975 BMW R75/6 is cool enough. But one that has been modernized, tuned, styled and improved in almost every way by renowned custom bike builder Tony Prust from Analog Motorcycles in Chicago, Ill., ratchets the cool factor right into the stratosphere.
Tony Prust-designed bike to be unveiled in Milwaukee today
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- A bone stock 1975 BMW R75/6 is cool enough. But one that has been modernized, tuned, styled and improved in almost every way by renowned custom bike builder Tony Prust from Analog Motorcycles in Chicago, Ill., ratchets the cool factor right into the stratosphere.
One year from now, a fortunate AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame supporter will call this one-of-a-kind custom masterpiece his or her own. The bike will be unveiled at the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show in Milwaukee today. The drawing will be held in 2017.
The bike, dubbed the AMA BMW R75GS by Prust, is being raffled to raise funds to support the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that oversees the Hall of Fame on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio. The Hall of Fame's mission is to promote motorcycling's heritage.
"The 1975 BMW R75/6 is a classic among European motorcycles, and Tony Prust is a creative master," said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. "Bringing Tony's talents to this project produced a truly awe-inspiring custom motorcycle. Some lucky Hall of Fame supporter is going to treasure this bike."
Modifications to the BMW include a custom subframe, Fox Street Performance RC1 shocks, Race Tech Gold Valves, billet triple clamps and rider pegs, an engine refresh, an aftermarket performance ignition, updated electronics and wiring throughout, custom paint, new controls, new brake lines and much more.
"The BMW airheads from the 1970s are such a solid platform for a build, and I was already familiar with them," Prust said. "Due to the ever-increasing popularity of the scrambler models out there, and with adventure bikes on the rise, the current free-spirited nature of motorcycling these days sort of steered us in the direction we chose."
Prust's AMA BMW R75GS joins a 1947 Indian Chief as 2016 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffle bikes.
To donate to the Hall of Fame and get a chance to win either, or both, bikes, visitwww.motorcyclemuseum.org
The AMHF was founded in 1990 to provide a permanent home to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, which celebrates and preserves the rich tradition of motorcycling in America through the recognition of the sport's greatest heroes.
The donation is $5 per entry, five entries for $20. Entrants must be 18 years or older and a resident of the United States to win. The drawing will be held during the 2017 Mama Tried Motorcycle Show in Milwaukee. The winner need not be present at the drawing.