BMW R nineT by Revival Cycles

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BMW Motorrad released the R nineT in 2014, the bike had been specifically designed to tap into the exceedingly popular cafe racer market – a genre that’s exploded since the mid-2000s and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. With the R nineT the boffins at BMW Motorrad created a platform for customisation,…

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BMW R75/5 by Ton-Up Garage

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This BMW R75/5 by the team at Ton-Up Garage is a good illustration of the new movement towards restomodding motorcycles without necessarily customising them into cafe racers, scramblers, bobbers, flat trackers or any other sub-genre popular with custom motorcycle builders. The idea of restomodding cars isn’t a new one, nor is it without its own…

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BMW R45 by Cytech

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The BMW R45 has never really enjoyed the icon status of its larger stablemates, the smaller engine (473cc) and lower power output (35hp) does have one significant advantage over the larger bikes from BMW – fuel economy. I’ve heard R45 owners wax lyrical about this subject for years have I’ve encountered claims of 55mpg right…

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BMW Scrambler by Officine Rossopuro

BMW Scrambler

I’m not sure if I’m stuck in some kind of Baader-Meinhof loop, but I seem to be constantly discovering new BMW scramblers, and I could swear they’re constantly getting better. In fact the one you see here has quickly become my new favourite. Officine Rossopuro is an Italian custom motorcycle garage that many of you…

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BMW R100RS Flat Tracker

BMW R100 RS Flat Tracker

The BMW R100RS is a motorcycle that was never really intended to be anything other than a grand tourer, the bike was fitted with a Hans Muth designed, wind-tunnel developed fairing that allowed it to travel at 100mph all day long on the Autobahn – in fact the R100RS is still considered one of the…

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BMW Monolever by Flat Racer

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Flat Racer is a boutique London-based company that produces some eye-catching accessories for vintage BMW motorcycles, the bike you see above started life as a stock 1990 BMW Monolever before being kitted out in a new full-fairing – giving it an entirely new lease on life. When the team at Flat Racer set out to…

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BMW R80RT Monolever Scrambler

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I have a rapidly growing soft spot for BMW Scramblers, there’s something about a vintage boxer engine paired with chunky tires that just seems right – even though I’m sure BMW purists would froth at the mouth if they heard me say that out loud. The scrambler you see here is the work of VDBMOTO, it…

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1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

BMW 2002 Turbo

The BMW 2002 Turbo is a wonderful example of what can occur when serendipity happens to a couple of Germans who happen to work at BMW. You see, the BMW 2002 owes its existence to an afternoon in 1967 when Helmut Werner Bönsch (BMW’s director of product planning) and Alex von Falkenhausen (designer of the…

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BMW R45 Custom by Ton-Up Garage

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This pristine BMW R45 custom by Ton-Up Garage has been so cleanly put together, it looks almost like a 3D rendering. The BMW R45 isn’t a bike that we’ve seen a lot of custom motorcycles builders take on, it’s one of the smaller BMWs but its lighter weight and punchy little 35hp, 473cc boxer twin…

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