BMW K75 Alpha Racer

Designed by Doruk Erdem as a Bonneville Salt Flats racer, it was built by Mark Atkinson. The donor bike was a BMW K75, a factory bike introduced in the United States in 1986 sporting a 3-cylinder engine with a balance shaft and shaft rear drive, and produced until 1995. Obviously, it now features an entirely different frame, a turbo, a reworked shifter, new steering and brakes and beautiful art-deco style fairing with BMW kidneys. Need to see it perform on the Salts.

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11 Responses to “BMW K75 Alpha Racer”


  1. 1 Janos Kafka Feb 24th, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Genuine customizing and craftsmanship verging on art at its finest : versus the plethora of ‘checkbook ‘ customs and cookie cutter Scrambler/Bobber/Cafe’s

  2. 2 Boots Feb 24th, 2017 at 10:26 am

    To keep things basic, this motorcycle is “outstanding”!

  3. 3 D'oh Feb 24th, 2017 at 10:37 am

    It’s a beautiful piece of art. Craftsmanship and design are incredible.

    The days of Burt Munro bypassing the safety rules because he came thousands of miles from another country are long behind us. It’s a shame they didn’t read the rule books for racing at any of the sanctioned Bonneville Salt events. It will never set a record (or even be allowed on the salt) in the state it’s in, it’s so far outside of the current safety rules. Read the rules, then build the bike. Your design is not worth someone getting hurt over.

  4. 4 seymour Feb 24th, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Yah baby

  5. 5 Jeff Duval Feb 25th, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Janos, wholly agree with what you claim… Dramatic Engineering with Flair ? 🙂 It looks as if it might actually work too (the drive shaft version, that is…) 🙂 🙂

  6. 6 RBinTEX Feb 25th, 2017 at 9:18 am

    All of those aerodynamic features and then the arms and the steering is out in the slipstream?

    Really?

  7. 7 Dale Feb 25th, 2017 at 9:18 am

    WOW, she is nice!

  8. 8 DaveT Feb 25th, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Very pretty, but I fear it fails at Aerodynamics 101! Hint – tail fin!

  9. 9 bigalyts Feb 25th, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    I can tell you my opinion, and it looks amazing. the workmanship looks phenomenal. Best of Luck with whatever you want to do wit it. i wonder if it will be on Display anywhere.

  10. 10 Nathan Feb 27th, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Oh my , Oh my !!

  11. 11 Jeff Nicklus Mar 6th, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Very cool!

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

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