Mark Ceilinger didn’t set out to be a vintage bike doctor. Even when he started rebuilding this barebones 1993 ex-police-issue BMW R80RT. Fast-forward a few short years, and he’s now behind the helm at Vintage Room Motorcycles breathing new life into decades-old two-wheelers.
For the rebuild of this 25-year-old classic, Ceilinger started — where else? — with the motor. Specifically: all new gaskets, bearing, seals, rings, and a new clutch plate to boot. It was also hand-sanded and powder-coated jet black. He refurbished the carburetors and even added a new aluminum heat shield for more protection.
To “tech” things up a bit, the dash now features digital Motogadget gear, and a new keyless RFID ignition system ensures the bike’s not going anywhere unless Ceilinger wants it to.
The vintage bike’s ride has also been upgraded with a jet black leather seat that includes a polished teak wood hump with built-in LED lighting. Wilbur shocks, lowered forks, and a pair of Heidenau K60 Scout tires complete the rebuild.