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Killer K: Mike Flores' BMW K100 Cafe Racer

Is this the year of the BMW K100? We reckon so. The earlier R-series boxers have held the limelight for long enough—and let’s face it, any R donor you find now either comes at a premium, or has already been hacked.<p>So if you’re looking for a classic Beemer, choose a K. You’ll get a unique, reliable …

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 …

Cafe Racer Dreams #61

Hairdressers are usually in need of a trim, dentists never have the best teeth and bike builders often resort to riding around on whatever works and …

Scramblers & Trackers | instagram.com/scramblerstrackers Triumph by Mike Le at Kinetic Motorcycles | kineticmotorcycles.com

Ton-Up Garage Indira

We keep jabbering on about the quality of bikes coming out of Portugal, but seriously, what’s going on down there? Yes, the rest of Europe and beyond …

Motorieep HP2

Having recently acquired a late seventies BMW R100 in a bid to understand the global penchant for the venerable R-series I came away from the first …

Son Of A Gun: BMW R69S 'Thompson'

The Thompson submachine gun is a legend in artillery and gangster circles. In the 1920s, the ‘Chicago Typewriter’ cost half as much as a new Ford car, thanks to the intricate machining of its metal and wooden parts.<p>It’s also the inspiration behind this new build from Slovenia’s ER Motorcycles. …

Dust Motorcycles Blood Orange

Dust Motorcycles tank swapping BMW’s first appeared in the ‘Shed a little over a year ago, since then Stephen Bentley has wasted little time in …

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 …

Satora Design R1100GS

An adventure motorcycle skulking in the garage, like a dodgy passport and a wad of notes hiding beneath a floorboard, a fast pass to instant freedom. …

The Distinguished Gentleman

As I write this Kris Reniers of Deep Creek Cycle Works will be loading his van and heading from his home in Belgium to France for the first …

The Black Douglas: A Two-Wheeled Morgan

Fabio Cardoni is a man after our own hearts. “Steel is more beautiful than plastic, and simplicity is more appealing than complexity,” he says.<p>Sig. Cardoni runs The Black Douglas Motorcycle Company, which makes the vintage-styled machine you see here. Called the Sterling, it’s the two-wheeled …

Kevils Storm

Designers can be a tricky bunch. Extremely particular with an eagle’s eye for detail and standards set particularly high. So when a member of the …

The Hunter: A Scrambler With Extra Firepower

The Triumph Scrambler’s biggest selling point is its looks. It might not be the strongest contender in the performance department, but it has a nostalgic appeal that few others can match. And it’s easy to upgrade.<p>This stunning Triumph Scrambler was built by Erne’s Euromotos—a dealership and custom …

Macco Motors Black Baron

With modern tech, more efficient transport and established trust online the world really is a much smaller place, and continues to shrink. The U.K. …

The Amazing Motorcycle Models of Pere Tarragó

In the small Spanish town of Molins de Rei lives Pere Tarragó, a motorcycle builder of quite extraordinary skill. His bikes are completely unrideable—but that’s only because they’re 1:5 and 1:6 scale models.<p>These motorcycle models are nothing like the Revell or Tamiya kits you played with back in …

¡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 …

Down & Out R80/7

“The youth of today, don’t know they’re born”. You hear that all the time, but frankly a lot of the time it’s more than true. The owner of this fine …

Urban Scrambler: Caiman's Honda CX500

South Africa is a motorcycling nirvana—especially for dual-sport riders. From the winelands in the Western Cape, all the way across to the Midlands in KwaZulu Natal, great riding and idyllic scenery abound.<p>Commuting in Johannesburg is a far cry from traversing the countryside though. Jozi has it …

Maria's colorful Triumph Bonneville custom

Despite the bevy of modern classics hitting the market lately, the Triumph Bonneville can still hold its own. Maybe a few technical improvements wouldn’t go amiss, but that’s where folks like Maria Motorcycles come in.<p>Luis Correia and his crew have turned wrenches on several Bonnevilles already, …

Yamaha XJ650 by Ad Hoc

The sign of a truly skilled custom motorcycle builder is the ability to create something beautiful from inauspicious beginnings. I’m not saying that the shaft-drive Yamaha XJ650 is a sow’s ear, but it’s certainly not in the same aesthetic league as a Moto Guzzi Le Mans or BMW R100, say.<p>Yamaha’s …

BMW Boxer by Officine Rossopuro

With the BMW R-series becoming the <i>platform du jour</i> for custom builds, it’s getting harder to create something new—without simply being ‘different’ for the sake of it.<p>That was the quandary faced by Filippo Barbacane of Officine Rossopuro, one of Italy’s top custom builders and a man best known for …

Honda NX650 Dominator by Octopus Soul Bikes

The post Honda NX650 Dominator by Octopus Soul Bikes appeared first on Moto Rivista written by Manu Dubey.If you’re looking for a hassle free …

BMW R65 Roadster by Krank Kustom Motorcycles

The post BMW R65 Roadster by Krank Kustom Motorcycles appeared first on Moto Rivista written by Manu Dubey.How many of us can thank our ‘old man’ for …