BMW R80RT Monolever Scrambler

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

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 R100GS Scrambler by La Manufacture

The BMW R100GS was first produced in 1987, along with the other GS (Gelände/Straße) BMWs it was one of the original dual-sport motorcycles and was largely responsible for establishing the market niche that now makes up a significant portion of motorcycles sales worldwide. Fitted with a 980cc twin-valve horizontally opposed twin, the R100GS could produce 60hp…

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BMW R45 Custom by Ton-Up Garage

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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BMW 2002 Tee by Cars for a Cure

The BMW 2002 is a car that came into being through a remarkable coincidence that occurred in a BMW workshop in 1967. Helmut Werner Bönsch (BMW’s director of product planning) and Alex von Falkenhausen (designer of the M10 engine) both had a 2 litre engine fitted to their stock BMW 1600-2 company cars, this gave…

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BMW R90/6 Custom

The BMW R90/6 was introduced in 1974 alongside the R90S – a motorcycle that would go on to win the first ever AMA Superbike World Championship in 1976. Both bikes utilised a 900cc air-cooled boxer twin, commonly referred to as an “air-head” and both sent power to the rear wheel via a 5-speed transmission and…

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BMW R80-7 Scrambler

The BMW R80/7 was produced between 1977 and 1984 in reasonably significant numbers, the boxer twin is widely considered to be one of the most bullet-proof motorcycle engines ever made and as a result many of them still roadworthy over 30 years later. This has led to the model being a popular target for custom…

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BMW K100 Cafe Racer

  The BMW K100 is not a motorcycle that one usually associates with cafe racers, or customs of any sort for that matter. The bike itself is a fascinating piece of BMW Motorrad history and surprisingly they remain quite cheap in many markets, despite their recent ascent to vintage status and the huge popularity of…

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Deus BMW R100S Custom

This BMW R100S custom by Deus Ex Machina, the garage is world famous for their customs based on American and Japanese motorcycles but we haven’t seen many machines based on European marques roll out of their workshops in Australia, Bali, the USA or Italy. The R100S you see here has been through what I’d call a ‘respectful…

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