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BMW K1100 LT Cafe Racer

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>BMW<br>• Cafe Racers<br>• Motorcycles<p>The BMW K1100 LT had the unique distinction of being fitted with the largest engine ever …

Special Delivery: An ex postal service Suzuki GN250

Customizing bikes is all about seeing potential. Case in point: this cute little ’92 Suzuki GN250 from Portugal’s Dream Wheels Heritage.<p>Back in the day, the GN was the go-to bike for riding schools and the Portuguese postal service. But this one’s been resurrected as a neat-n-tidy café racer, for …

Motorcycles

Pretty, fast: This stunning BMW from 46Works wins races

On the surface, building a custom and building a race bike are pretty similar endeavors. And there are quite a few builders with track records: in the US, there’s Roland Sands, Michael Woollaway of Deus, and Richard Pollock of Mule Motorcycles.<p>Their road going bikes differ in style, but all have …

Motorcycles

Black magic: Ventus Garage’s Moto Guzzi V65

No corner of the world is immune from the alt-moto custom scene: This remarkably stylish Moto Guzzi V65 comes from the ancient city of Kraków in Poland. And it holds its own against most of the Guzzi builds we see from western Europe.<p>It’s the work of a small shop we haven’t come across before, …

Motorcycles

The 80s are back: Luka Cimolini's BMW R100 RS

The BMW R100 RS made waves when it first launched. Sports tourers were a new concept, and the RS topped the charts with its wind tunnel-tested fairing.<p>These days, you’re more likely find an RS fairing in a plastic bin than on the streets. While it had a contemporary—almost futuristic—look back in …

Double Trouble: Two new CB750 builds From Hookie Co.

If there’s one bike that’s more prolific than the classic BMW boxer, it’s the Honda CB750. We’ve seen so many custom CBs we’re almost immune to their charms.<p>But these two new builds from Hookie Co. have just jolted us from our slumber. Sure, they’re not the first CBs to sport Firestones and ditch …

Honda

Reise Custom: Modding the BMW R100 RS

Back in 70s, the BMW R100 RS was one of the coolest motorcycles you could buy. It was elegant, predictably expensive, and accomplished at its prime task: eating up the miles in absolute comfort.<p>It became the weapon of choice for <i>Motorradfahrer</i> wanting to travel from one end of Europe to the other, …

Motorcycles

The Pursuit of Perfection: Eastern Spirit's CX500

Three years ago, Poland’s Eastern Spirit Garage exploded onto the custom scene with one of the best Honda CX500s ever built. Its immaculate lines even inspired automotive designer Charlie Trelogan to write a hugely popular guide, How To Build A Cafe Racer.<p>Lukas and Sylwester from Eastern Spirit are …

Motorcycles

Bmw R80 | By Auto Fabrica

British custom builders Auto Fabrica have really achieved perfection in its simplicity with their new build, a stunning BWR80 conversion. The English …

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

Bmw R69s Thompson

The latest beauty to roll out of ER Motorcycles´ workshop is this BMW R69S named "Thompson”, after the infamous gangster gun. The gun was chosen by …

Autofabrica Type 10 Motorcycle

Based on the notoriously '80s-styled BMW R80, the Autofabrica Type 10 Motorcycle gives the bike new life as a pared-down custom. The original bike …

I’ll Be Blown: This BMW R100 is packing a Porsche turbo

There’s always been a small but vocal clique of motorcyclists who want nothing but absolute power and speed. So why haven’t we seen more turbocharged customs?<p>All four Japanese makers dabbled with turbo motorcycles in the early 1980s, but custom builders have remained shy. In the US, notable …

Motorcycles

Bavarian Fistfighter: Rough Crafts’ Hard-Hitting BMW

It’s not uncommon for a custom builder to develop a signature style over time. And Taiwan’s Rough Crafts is a prime example. Front man Winston Yeh’s trademark look is unmistakable.<p>But what happens when you take this tried and tested approach, and add a touch of heritage? This brutal R nineT custom …

Carbon Fiber

BMW Mark II Series by Diamond Atelier

Diamond Atelier is fairly new on the scene of customized bikes, established on a warm summer’s night in 2013. Their goal was to break into the cafe …

BMW R100S Black Baron

Our latest custom motorbike crush is this beastly beamer by Denmark’s Relic Motorcycles. The donor bike started as a BMW R100S (it was actually an …

‘Type 10A’ BMW R80 – Auto Fabrica

Genres are something that the human mind seems to crave. Show our primitive brains something that isn’t easily classifiable, categorised or …

Motorcycles

Mad Max BMW R65 by Delux Motorcycles

Sicily-based Delux Motorcycles is made up to two Italians who love to ride and customize bikes on their terms. It’s one of the benefits of the island …

Federal Moto's Chicago shop whips up their first cafe racer

The bike builder's American counterpart impressed with a sleek and simplified cafe racer.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>14<p>The Canadian bike …

The Five / 007

Werk Of Art: WalzWerk's BMW R80 cafe racer

We keep wondering why our inbox is flooded with classic BMWs. Now WalzWerk Racing have provided a clue: you can turn an airhead into just about anything.<p>“We call our BMW series <i>Schizzo</i>,” says owner Marcus Walz, “because it’s schizophrenic how many possibilities there are to build up a bike on the …

Motorcycles

Sinroja R3 Cafe Racer

We still weren´t aware of the amazing work by Sinroja Motorcycles of Leicester, England, but from now on, we will definitely keep an eye on these …

Motorcycles

South Garage BMW R75/5

Our Friday custom motorbike crush comes from Italy´s South Garage. The spectacular build is based on a BMW R75/5 from 1979, and it was given the name …

Motorcycles

The best albums of 2014 – readers' picks

It’s been just over five months since The War on Drugs’ Lost in the Dream was declared our readers’ favourite album of the year, and Philadelphia’s finest looked all set to secure another top spot – before four blokes from Birkenhead beat them into second place with a surprise charge. Surreal rock …

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