Ellaspede BMW R80

This post was written by Hughan Seary of Ellaspede, when possible we like to bring you the story of a build in the words of the people who built it, to offer a unique insight into their thought process and methods. Lines. The lines of a bike are often overlooked or misunderstood; especially when it comes…

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Vintage Steele BMW R60/6

A Short History of the BMW R60/6 The BMW R60/6 made its first appearance in 1974 as part of the all-new /6 family of motorcycles by the German manufacturer. These new models replaced the outgoing /5 motorcycles but shared many of their components – BMW was onto a good thing with their horizontally-opposed air-cooled engines, and…

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Revival of the Machine BMW R100RS

The Revival of the Machine BMW R100RS is a collaborative motorcycle project between Spanish magazine Revival of the Machine and iconic Spanish custom motorcycle garage XTR Pepo. A Short History of the BMW R100RS The BMW R100RS was a transformative motorcycle for BMW, it was one of the first bikes designed to wear a fairing from…

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Bckyrd Customs BMW R nineT

The Background of Bckyrd Customs Bckyrd Customs was started in 2011 by an amiable Balinese man by the name of Arfan and his friend Jacky – they started the business in Arfan’s backyard and chose to name it as a reference to where it all started. In 2013 the fledgling company’s success was such that they…

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NCT Motorcycles BMW R100T “ToastBrot”

There are few motorcycle engines as iconic as the BMW Airhead. The opposed twins were first built by the German marque in 1923 based loosely on a design borrowed from the British motorcycle maker Douglas, the Germans turned the engine 90 degrees so the heads would be out in the clean airflow to aid cooling….

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Moto Adonis BMW R1100S

The BMW R1100S The BMW R1100S was released in 1999 as an indication of the direction the German marque would take into the 21st century. It was fitted with the most powerful boxer twin BMW had made up until that point, producing 98 hp and 72 lbf.ft from its 1085cc capacity, and it was mated to…

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Ton-Up Garage BMW R1200GS

The BMW R1200GS has been the best selling motorcycle from German marque for years now, over 100,000 have been made since its introduction and many credit it with being the godfather of the modern adventure touring motorcycle genre. Perhaps most famously it was the bike chosen by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman for their Long Way…

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Fuel Motorcycles BMW R100R Silverback

The BMW R100R was released in 1991 as a retro-styled model that harked back to the golden age of the BMW boxer twin, commonly known as the “Airheads” because the engine’s heads are out in the air for optimal cooling. In some respects the R100R represented all of the development time that BMW had invested…

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Society 142 BMW K100

The BMW K100 was the German answer to the surge in popularity surrounding inline-4 motorcycles pouring out of Japan in the ’70s and ’80s. They knew they needed a large displacement 4-cylinder to supplement their ageing boxer twins – and potentially replace them altogether. They settled on a twin cam inline-4 with fuel injection, a 5-speed…

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1974 BMW 2002 Tii Alpina A4S

The BMW 2002 Tii Alpina A4S is one of the rarest and quickest iterations of the venerable 2002. The 2002 itself is now regarded by many marque historians to be the single most important model ever made by BMW, and it’s still undeniably a strong influence on the genetic make up of every sporting Beemer…

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BMW K1100 LT Cafe Racer

The BMW K1100 LT had the unique distinction of being fitted with the largest engine ever bolted to a BMW motorcycle when it was released in 1991. As with all the K100 series BMWs, the engine is a 4 cylinder unit laid on its side, with the valves on the bike’s left and the crank…

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