Few things are as universally recognized as badass as a finely crafted, vintage motorcycle. Now make that bike a BMW and strip it down to its pure essentials, then build it back up with custom components and leather details, and you’ve got something so damn cool it’s borderline illegal. That is this, the DV 100 collaboration build from motorcycle apparel and accessories brand Cardinal Motors and luxe eyewear label Dom Vetro. Based on a 1978 BMW model R100/7, the custom build was designed and fabricated by designer Chad Hodge (of Bell Bullitt fame) in his Brooklyn workshop.
Inspired by a classic tracker style bike, the DV100 features beefy tires, minimal controls, and a laundry list of completely custom parts, including a sub-frame and seat with a 3D-printed tail piece and specially engineered exhaust pipes and headers. To accompany the bike, Cardinal Motors also designed and manufactured a leather tool roll/dopp kit and a magnetic tank strap with stash pocket for everything from sunglasses to cash for toll roads. Though black is generally the color of choice for Cardinal, both accessories are available for a limited time in a unique burgundy colorway exclusive to Dom Vetro, which also released a new sunglasses frame style as part of the collaboration.