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Escape Vehicle: Building a BMW R80RT To Stay Sane

Escape Vehicle: Building a BMW R80RT To Stay Sane

A BMW R80RT cafe racer from Slovenia
Using a motorcycle as a coping mechanism is nothing new. For most of us, that means clearing the head with a ride after a rough week—but for Mark Ceilinger, it meant building this BMW cafe racer as a respite from the reality of his girlfriend’s serious illness.

Mark’s not an established builder—yet. He’s a guitarist from Slovenia who’s kept an eye on the custom scene after noticing the Voltron build from his countrymen at ER Motorcycles.

A BMW R80RT cafe racer from Slovenia
When life took a dramatic turn, Mark was motivated to find a bike and get wrenching. “When my girlfriend got ill, it was a difficult time for both of us, and we struggled day by day,” he says.

“People are more vulnerable than they think.…

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