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My name is Ryan Topacio & I am 43 years old.
I started riding motorcycles in 2000 & learned how to ride on a 1997 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7.
In 2005 I bought a brand new Kawasaki Ninja 636 & took it to the racetrack. Raced til 2010 & ended up selling my bike.

I've always had my eye on cafe racer styled motorcycles & was itching to get back on 2 wheels.
In 2016 I found my current 1983 BMW R100. 

Biker with BMW R100 vintage.

Riding BMW R100 brat motorcycle.

Overall the bike is stock other than the rear frame being chopped to shorten the seat, the handlebars are different & the firestone tires complete the look.

Cafe Racer BMW R100 vintage.

1983 brat BMW R100.

I have been going to Matt @ BlackKat Motorwerks in Tarzana CA to get the bike mechanically running correct.

Soft pannier for brat cafe racer motorcycle.

Saddlebags for brat cafe racer motorcycle.

This bike gets a lot of attention from both riders & non riders because it is classic & unique. 

Riding a vintage BMW R100.

Brat cafe racer BMW rider.

It is constantly evolving but this bike is as reliable as any new bike. I just make sure to do the proper maintenance to keep the bike running optimal.

Travelling with vintage BMW cafe racer.

+ Follow Ryan Topacio on Instagram @cafe.racer.chronicles
+ Photos by John Ryan Hebert.
+ Ryan Topacio owns a set of black Mini Patriots.