The name Miss Thriller comes from a vintage speed boat that used to prowl Spirit Lake in Iowa, reportedly the fastest commercial speedboat in the United States in the 1920's using two aircraft engines. It was involved in a serious crash and sunk killing all of the passengers, this bike uses its namesake and tries to evoke the spirit of a once famous race craft with its sleek lines and E-Type Lightweight inspired paint along with the scalloped pin striping and hand lettered tires.
The BMW R100r is the little known mid to late 90's model that never really caught on in the US. It uses many newer GS components and is a perfect candidate for a modified bike. The motto of this build was to have a clean bike that would perform as well as it looked.
The frame is powder coated gloss white to match the double BMW inspired pin-striping. The rear tail section is all hand built to enclose the integrated tail mounted exhaust and led taillight.
The air box was removed and replaced with a hand built cover along with the all custom 2 into 1 air cleaner assembly that was from a 70's era muscle car.
The handle bars has been cleared of all the factory switch gear and a custom clutch and brake assembly have been fitted.
The suspension sports a fully adjustable Ohlins rear and progressive front fork springs. The front of the bike was lowered a few inches to get the stance just right. The engine and rear drive where all media blasted and treated to a matte silver high temp finish.
The seat is a custom piece that is done in oxblood leather to mimic the scheme of the Jaguar E-Type Lightweight race cars from the 60's.
Pin striping was handled by Leftys Pinstriping and has all free hand lettering on the tank.
The tank we chose as a starting point is from a Norton commando 750, it has been slightly reshaped to house the ignition switch and fit the frame.