Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fairing Options for Airheads

Regular readers of this blog know my liking of the S Fairing for Brigitta, my 1987 R80. The S fairing came out in the late 70s for the R90S and R100S airheads and made quite the impression not only in the BMW motorcycling community but went on to become icons of the era.

BMW Ad

A really nice reproduction

Brigitta, my meager version of the above pics

Through the services of Google, one can also find other fairings by aftermarket manufacturers that were made to go on Beemer Airheads such as mine. Sure there were the faired versions from BMW for the RT and RS versions but the following are ones that caught my eye:

Manufacturer: Rifle
Manufacturer: Krauser

Manufacturer: Unknown, it looks like it'll poke your eye out though!
Update: It's a Jacwal Superwedge, source: LINK


"Flyscreen"

Manufacturer: Falcon, kind of cool in a way

Manufacturer: Glaser Monza, kind of funky

Another Glaser Monza


Manufacturer: Luftmeister

Manufacturer: Pantera

Manufacturer: Vesco Rapid Transit

Different angle on the Vesco Rapid Transit

Manufacturer: Vetter Windjammer III

The Falcon fairing would have been a close second choice for me to the BMW S fairing but I think I'll just stick with what I have for now. If Brigitta ever becomes my long distance tourer, one of the things I'd have to add to the S fairing's windshield would be this:


7 comments:

Conchscooter said...

When the R100RS came out it was a cause for jaw dropping amazement among us youngsters, the first factory fitted, truly integral, functional fairing on a motorbike. I got a chance to ride one that a friend loaned me for a couple of hours and I was astonished by the luxurious wind protection and snug fit of the factory built fairing. The R90S was cool but the R100RS was a stepup above other motorcycles.

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Charlie6 (Dom)

I love cool fairings on BMWs. There a guy on the IBMW list selling a K75 with a Hannigan Fairing on it. If this wasn't such a tight year, I'd have that in the garage already.

Thanks for posting these.

Fondest regards,
Jack Riepe
Twisted Roads

das ist fast! said...

Hi,

Great site. I just got my /6 last year and I'd like to get a sport fairing like on your "Brigatta" photo. Can you point me in the right direction?

Thanks,

t

Charlie6 said...

t

you should have a lot of fun with that /6. as to where to buy the bikini fairing....I lucked out and bought it from someone on the bmwmoa fleamarket forum.

darn things are hideously expensive, just so you know.

I recommend ebay/craigslist and of course the marketplace at ibmwr.com. Good luck with your search.

Anonymous said...

Check out Omar's Dirt Track Racing in CA http://omarsdtr.com/BMWsfair.html He makes fiberglass fairings, complete with windscreen for about $300. Looks solid.

beemerrich said...

Charlie6 - do you have any information on the Falcon fairings? I'm assuming they are vintage and only available on the used market. I'd love a bit more coverage than my S fairing offers and that seems perfect. Thanks for the whole fairing overview and blog. Cheers, --Rich

Charlie6 said...

Hello Beemerrich,

you may want to try out this site that make replicas of the vintage fairings:

Cafe Racing Partsk

thanks for reading this stuff....