I can't take much credit for the design of this bike. Most of the inspiration comes from Bill Costello's RT in the US. My father-in-law and I decided to split the costs 50-50 and build a bike ourselves in the same style. (Bill really built a nice looking bike) I don't live in France anymore, but that's where the bike is, so the plan was to finish the whole project in 2 weeks. We already knew someone with an R100RT for sale, so we agreed on a price and that was that. We knew that the engine had been rebuilt, so we didn't have to spend too much time on the mechanics. I got online and started ordering bits off the net. When I arrived, most of the parts were there waiting for me. This was only really possible as I knew the parts would (should) fit the R100. I borrowed a friend's garage and got to work. Stripping the bike didn't take too long. The only real drama was getting the top fork bolts and triple tree to let go. For that we needed to call in the help of a friend with a rattle gun. Once the clip-ons and Acewell speedo are added it starts to take shape. I felt a bit guilty about cutting the subframe, but I think it gives the bike a much nicer shape with some length taken out. The Megaton mufflers sweeten up the sound and lighten up the look too. I had some clearance issues with the rearsets, but managed to gain enough space to make it work. New peanut rocker covers and almost ready for paint A new coat of paint and only the seat and electricals to finish.