MetroMotorbike | Truly Unique Customs

BMW MetroMotorbike

The term unique is sometimes overly used by many in the world of custom motorcycles. But when one views a MetroMotorbike, the term unique is a must.

These creations arrive from the mind of David Ballinger, creator of the Florida-based design and consulting company, MetroPrefab.

Ballinger, whose first motorcycle was a 50cc PUCH when he was five-years old, designed the MetroMotorbike by blending “Ducati technology, BMW engines, Harley attitude and Cafe Racer styling.”

Each MetroMotorbike features a BMW Engine, a Ducati Front End, Brembo brakes, Air Ride suspension, Kevlar Exhaust and adjustable Bobber seats. The MetroMOTORBIKE is available in two finishes and two tank styles with a body based on the BMW R100 – choose between carbon fiber or painted finishes, and either a vintage Ducati or Harley Fat Boy gas tank.

Ballinger says Metro Motorbike is still in its early days, but currently in full production. A few bikes were sold already, including the first MetroMotorbike that was sold to a New York City resident over the winter.

And from the looks of these machines, those customers can rightly say they own a truly “unique” custom motorcycle.

Following are the “common” MetroMotorbike specs; for additional information, including getting a personalized quote from David, click here.

MetroMOTORBIKE Common Specifications:

  • Category: Touring Cruiser Chopper Bobber Hybrid
  • Engine Displacement: 980 ccm (59.74 cubic inches)
  • Engine type: Four Stroke, Two Cylinder Horizontally Opposed ‘Boxer Twin’ Air-Cooled Engine
  • Horse Power: 67.00 HP (50 kW) @ 7000 RPM
  • Maximum Torque: 72 Nm (53.1 ft. lbs) @ 5500 rpm
  • Top speed: 191.0 km/h (118.7 mph)
  • Compression: 8.2:1
  • Bore x stroke: 94.0 x 70.6 mm (3.7 x 2.8 inches)
  • Valves per cylinder: 2
  • Valve Control: OHV Using Push Rod and Rocker Arm
  • Cooling system: Air
  • Carburation System: 2 Constant Depression Carburetors, Bing V 94/40/111-94/40/112
  • Engine Lubrication System: Wet Sump
  • Clutch: Dry Single Plate with Lever Action Diaphragm Spring
  • Gearbox: Ratchet Foot Lever 5-Speed
  • Gearbox Ratio: 4.4 / 2.86 / 2.07 / 1.67 / 1.50 : 1
  • Ignition System: Contact Free Electronic Ignition (Bosch)
  • Alternator: Bosch 280 W
  • Starter: Bosch 0.7 Kw
  • Spark Plugs: Bosch W 5 D / Beru 14-5D / Champion N6Y
  • Transmission type, final drive: Shaft drive
  • Rear Wheel Ratio: 1:3.00
  • Bevel/Crownwheel: 11 / 22 Teeth / US 11/32 as R100
  • Front tire dimensions: 3.25-19
  • Rear tire dimensions: 4.00-18
  • Front Wheel Rims: 2.15 B 19
  • Rear Wheel Rims: 2.50 B 18
  • Front brakes: 260 mm Discs with Brembo 2-Piston Calipers
  • Rear brakes: Simplex 200mm
  • (7.87 inch) Drum Brake
  • Weight incl. Fluids: 236.0 kg (520.3 lbs.) / 218 kg without fluids (480.6 lbs.)
  • Max. Permissible Weight: 398 kg (876 lbs.)
  • Fuel Capacity: 24.00 liters (6.34 US gallons)
  • Type Of Frame: Double Loop Tubular Frame with Bolt On Rear Section
  • Front Wheel Suspension: Telescopic Fork with Hydraulic Shock Absorber
  • Rear Wheel Suspension: Long Swinging Arm with Adjustable Strut
  • Wheelbase: 1465mm (57.7in)
  • Dimensions: (Length x Width x Height) 2210mm x 746mm x 1210mm (87in x 29.37in x 47.63in)
  • Ground Clearance: 165mm (6.49in)
  • Seat Height: 820mm (32.3in)
  • Fuel Consumption (at Constant 90Kph): 5.75 liters 100Km / 49mpg / 40mpg US
  • Acceleration: 0-100Kph / 62mph – 4.6 seconds