BMW R100 RS / Ortolani Customs

In the small French commune of Saint-André-de-la-Roche, just a few miles inland from Nice, you’ll find the brothers Olivier and Gilles Ortolani. Their business is restoring vintage cars, and doing the occasional custom motorcycle paint job.

After increasing pressure from customers, the pair decided it was time to branch out: it was time to start building motorcycles. After all, there’s no better way to enjoy the balmy Mediterranean climate than on two wheels.

But the Ortolani brothers weren’t going to do it the easy way. They decided that their first custom bike would use as few after-market parts as possible. And it’d be a showpiece for their considerable skills in welding, fabrication and metal shaping.

So here we have the Ortolani BMW R100 RS — and it’s clear that we’re going to be seeing many good things from these Frenchmen — via Bike EXIF

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