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How to build a custom motorcycle: Planning the project

<i>Our resident expert mechanic Matt McLeod reveals how he plans a custom motorcycle build.</i><p>I’m not sure about you, but I hate wasting time and money. So I’ve learnt that planning is one way to minimize the waste, and good project management will help you to stay on track with your custom motorcycle …

Fuel Motorcycles BMW R100 RS Tracker

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>BMW<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Tracker<p>The BMW R100 RS was released into the maelstrom of the motorcycle world in the late 1970s – the …

Motorcycles

The Retro Ruckus From Thailand : K-Speed BMW R100 | ColunmM

ColumnM Staff<p>Motorcycles<p>April 21st, 2016<p>Only recently we showcased how brilliantly the custom building shop K-Speed have executed their BMW R100 …

Six Nights: Urban Motor's BMW R 100 GS

With the custom scene—and our team—spread across the globe, seeing the bikes we feature here in the flesh is a rare treat. Riding them, even rarer.<p>But walking around the ‘custom corner’ at BMW Motorrad Days in Bavaria earlier this year, there was one bike in particular that caught our eye. It was …

Simply Wunderschön: Kontrast Kreations' BMW R

In the small Swiss village of Bonstetten, near Zürich, Ramon Seiler restores classic cars and motorcycles. But when he got his hands on a BMW R90/6, he decided to break character—and build his first custom.<p>The finish is worthy of a show bike on a manufacturer’s stand, but Ramon’s BMW R is no …

Stainless Steel

Girl Power: a BMW racer from Unique Custom Cycles

Each year, the famed Glemseck 101 festival produces its fair share of stories—and bikes. This one’s worth sharing.<p>Last year, photographer Jenny Jurnelius tagged along to the show with the guys from Swedish powerhouse builder Unique Custom Cycles. She was documenting their ‘Stockholm Syndrome‘ BMW R …

Motorcycles

Custom Bikes of the Week: 6 December, 2015

A drop-dead gorgeous BMW from Austria, a KTM from Columbia, and a machine with the worst name ever given to a motorcycle. These are the bikes that got us excited this week.<p><b>BMW R100R by Vagabund</b> Vagabund is a new Austrian workshop. Established only this year, their design philosophy is simple: to …

BareMetal

Bell Bullitt designer Chad Hodge builds a BMW

Here’s a great way to kick off the New Year: a brand new custom from one of our favorite up-and-coming builders, Chad Hodge.<p>Chad landed on everyone’s radar when his stunning Bullitt helmet concept was picked up by Bell. Then his first build appeared—an equally stylish Kawasaki KZ750.<p>Since then, …

Carbohydrates

Six Appeal: Diamond Atelier’s super-sano BMW 'DA#6'

Diamond Atelier exploded out of nowhere two years ago with one of the cleanest airhead builds we’ve ever seen.<p>Their R80 took the ‘sano’ look to a new level, and made it onto the cover of <i>Moto Heroes</i> magazine—an extraordinary achievement for a first-time builder.<p>At the time, we wondered if Tom …

Motorcycles

The Wylam BMW: Who said beer and bikes don’t mix?

Beer and motorcycles are fine things. But as we all know, they’re best enjoyed separately—preferably at the end of a long ride, with a cold glass in hand and the bike cooling down within eyeshot.<p>In the USA, you often see custom bikes sponsored by spirits brands. They go together like rum and coke. …

Sibling Rivalry: A BMW R100 cafe racer from Federal

From the moment their first build hit the airwaves, we’ve followed Federal Moto’s career. The Canadian crew has produced one killer bike after another.<p>So when director Shaun Brandt told us that Federal was opening an outpost in Chicago, we were curious. Would the Americans deliver the same quality …

Motorcycles

Down & Out Cafe Racers Street Tracker

When it comes to R-Series Boxer Twins the guys at Down & Out Cafe Racers are still on a roll. It’s not all that Shaun & Carl can build by any means, …

‘82 BMW R100 - Blitz Motorcycles

It sounds like an outtake from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, or an idea for a Karate Kid road movie. It goes like this – you muster …

Café Racers

Perfect 10: Auto Fabrica's BMW R80

By the late 1980s, the simple, classic styling of most BMW airheads had turned gawky. The R80 RT was especially afflicted: its enormous fairing and sticky-out mirrors pleased the long-distance riders, but few others.<p>Thirty years later, this makes the BMW R80 a prime candidate for the Auto Fabrica …

Motorcycles

¡Qué bonita! A Sublime R100 RS from Spain

Ever since he established Kiddo Motors in 2010, Sergio Armet has held our attention with a steady stream of keen-looking builds. Customers have noticed too—so Sergio’s had to grow his team.<p>Last year, 24-year-old Christoffer Mårtensson—a product designer from Malmö, Sweden—hopped over to Barcelona …

BareMetal

Customizing a classic: CRD's BMW R80ST

Café Racer Dreams don’t exclusively build BMWs, but you could call them specialists. With several elegant examples under their belts—including these two stunning R100s—they’ve learnt a thing or two about turning wrenches on Bavaria’s finest.<p>Most of CRD’s classic BMWs share similar technical …

Motorcycles

Running Lean: Fuel Motorcycles' sleek R65

‘Svelte’ is not a word that sits comfortably in the BMW design language. These days, the machines that roll out of BMW Motorradwerk in Berlin are best described as imposing—or in the case of the sportbikes, angular.<p>It wasn’t always that way, though. The R65 of the early 1980s had a compact frame, …

Motorcycles

Oxblood: Urban Rider's BMW street scrambler

It’s not often that a color inspires a bike build—and certainly not a color such as ‘oxblood.’ But that’s how this BMW police bike came back to life.<p>After an engine rebuild in the mid-90s, it was decommissioned and put into storage for 18 years. Then Will Starritt of the London motorcycle gear …

Motorcycles

What if T.E. Lawrence rode a BMW R100GS?

The last Das Traumwerk build we featured was controversial to say the least: a boardtracker with a bright yellow engine. Now Alex Ahrer and Herwig Prammer are at it again, with their mischievous Austrian sense of humour.<p>This time, they’ve taken inspiration from the 1962 film <i>Lawrence of Arabia</i>. They …

Motorcycles

Drag King: Taking the Sprintbeemer ‘Furtherer’

Sprintbeemer is one of the most famous custom bikes of recent years. And it goes as fast as it looks, winning the hotly contested StarrWars sprint at the 2013 Glemseck festival.<p>Most builders would be content to sit back on their laurels after that—but not Séb Lorentz of The Lucky Cat Garage. With …

Bavarian Cafe: For The Love Of BMW Airheads

“Do you prefer the build or the ride?” It was a question for Brandon Mungai that I assumed might come with a shaky answer.<p>Motorcycles have, in many ways, defined themselves as a quintessential part of the American Dream—alongside classic pickup trucks, Coca-Cola, and denim jeans.<p>Surrounding the …

Motorcycles

Funktional: Tim Harney's no-frills BMW R75/6

Many custom motorcycle builders didn’t start out as such. Tim Harney’s one of them: in his past life, he worked as an industrial designer for architecture, furniture and lighting design firms.<p>Tim’s since focussed his keen sense of aesthetics onto customizing bikes. This 1976 BMW R75/6 is his latest …

Industrial Designer

Très Chic: Café Racer Dreams' BMW R100

Despite the flood of BMW customs hitting the streets, certain workshops can be counted on to consistently produce good examples. Like Café Racer Dreams—who’ve shown their prowess yet again with this elegant Boxer.<p>CRD #58 is an 84-model BMW R100, and it was built for a regular of the Madrid-based …

Motorcycles

Kevils' timeless BMW R100 Scrambler

Custom BMWs are all the rage right now. But one workshop in England was producing stunning airheads way before they were cool.<p>Kev Hill and his crew at Kevil’s Speed Shop have been at it for six years, and over seventy builds have rolled out of the workshop in picturesque Devon. So they know their …

Motorcycles

Enduring Appeal: Untitled's racing-style R80

You don’t have to see the latest build from Untitled Motorcycles to recognize its racing pedigree. Hear it on the street and you’d swear you were at the track.<p>“This BMW is very fast,” says Adam Kay, co-founder of the workshop with the strangest name in the custom business. “The sound of the …

Motorcycles

Linxspiration

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Design

Boxer "Ice" by Motorecyclos

<i>R45</i> "<i>Boxer Ice</i>" by <i>Motorecyclos Brum Brum</i> - Bari, Italy<p>Share this:<p>ABOUTINAZUMA CAFE<p>You are reading Inazuma Cafe: probably the best Italian, English …

R65 by Lab Motorcycles

Our friend from Portugal, <i>Pedro Bacalhau</i> chose <i>Inazuma Cafe</i> once again to introduce his last build, <i>Lab Motorcycle #17</i>. Based on <i>BMW R65</i>, it's wearing a</i> …

1980 BMW R100 "MAGNUM" by Kevils Speed Shop

• shares<p>Based in the English Riviera, today we would like to introduce you to Kevils Speed Shop. Founded by Kevin Hill, Kevils Speed Shop has a soft …