Cognito Moto, based in Richmond, Virginia, revamped a 1971 BMW R75/5 into a striking “brat tracker.” The motorcycle showcases a custom red and black fuel tank, powder-coated black frame, and wheels, with a Meyerbuilt Metalworks handcrafted front fender and a New Church Moto-upholstered seat.
Upgrades include a longer R75/6 swingarm, Ohlins shocks, and Cognito Moto rear sets. Lighting features an HID headlight, Motogadget Mini turn signals, and an integrated LED tail light. The 2016 BMW R9T forks, modified with custom triple clamps, contribute to the distinctive design. Dual Brembo disc brakes, Galfer rotors, and Cognito Moto wire-spoke wheels with Dunlop K180 flat track tires ensure performance.
The cockpit boasts Renthal low-rise bars, a Brembo master cylinder, Motogadget mini button switch gear, and Motodemic headlight brackets. A Motogadget tachometer with a digital speed indicator modernizes the display, while a Motogadget M-unit Blue controls the electronics via Bluetooth.
The R75/5 engine underwent a Siebenrock 1,000cc upgrade with high compression pistons, Nikasil-lined cylinders, dual 38mm Dell’orto carburetors, and Kibblewhite Precision Machining enhancements. Additional features include an EME electronic ignition, high-performance starter, Enduralast III alternator, new coils, and an adjustable voltage regulator, completing this impressive transformation.
Source: Bring A Trailer