Kevils Speedshop Quicksilver
By Anthony van Someren - 20 Mar 14
The latest custom BMW Boxer from Kevils Speedshop in Paignton, Devon, is this gorgeous hybrid build with a cafe racer seat and period handlebars, finished up in shades of silver and grey and given the moniker 'Quicksilver'. (...our idea of "50 Shades" was rejected. But it is a sexy beast...) Unusually, this bike wasn't built on commission. Having recently built a personal bike for himself that pushed the boat out in fabrication and style, proprietor Kev Hill wanted to build another bike that would be a signature Kevil's build that "catered for all tastes", while representing all that is good about the Kevils workshop and the parts they produce for their R-series customs. The donor is a 1983 R100RS and started with the usual Kevil's ground-up rebuild, so you get a bike that is as good as new. The front end features fully adjustable period bars with slimline speedo, Raask rear-set foot controls, Brembo brakes all round and Hagon Shocks. The upswept cocktail shaker style exhaust ensures the 1000cc sound track matches the bike's agressive stance. The seat unit is also a peach, with its frenched-in rear lamp and slategrey upholstery It ooozes pure class. When the pics and details were sent to us just yesterday Kev had planned to pop the bike into the Bike Shed Custom Classifieds, but just 24 hours later a deposit has been put down, so the bike has already found its new home, which is testament to the quality of the build. So, yet again, Kevils smashes another one out of the park, and we're very pleased to debut the bike here on the Bike Shed. Thanks to Ashley Kent for the apocalyptic photos, taken down at the local dockyards on the Devon coast. See more from Kevils Speedshop here on The Bike Shed’s Kevils pages, their Facebook page and Website.