The Metalbike Garage Custom BMW K1200RS

BMW K1200RS Detail

The Metalbike Garage BMW K1200RS Metalbike Garage was founded by Simone Lecca after he left Gruppo Bertone – the storied Italian automotive styling, coachbuilding, and manufacturing company. Since Metalbike was founded 10 years ago, they’ve made a name for themselves via their signature aluminum bodywork – typically shaped using traditional tools and careful hand fettling….

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BMW K100 Retro Racer by Les Ateliers Du Dr Joë

BMW K100 Custom Motorcycle

The BMW K100 The BMW K100 was the motorcycle developed by the German marque to take the fight to the new breed of Japanese inline-4s, whilst at the same time meeting the increasingly stringent emissions regulations in Germany. It was never likely that the Germans would copy the favorite engine layout of the Japanese that…

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The Cytech Motorcycles BMW R80/7 Cohiba Bobber

BMW R80/7 Motorcycle

Cytech Motorcycles have been organizing African motorcycle expeditions since the mid-1970s, they’ve only ever used BMWs because of their legendary toughness and reliability, and over the decades they became one of the largest BMW dealerships in Southern Africa. The company is largely a family affair, Donovan does much of the hands on work with his…

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The First Mid-Engined BMW Supercar – The BMW M1

BMW M1 Car Main

The BMW M1 was built almost entirely thanks to retired racing driver and head of BMW M-division Jochen Neerpasch, who wanted to challenge Porsche in Group 5 racing, but needed a new purpose-built car to do it. The BMW M1 The project to design and build the car was contracted to Lamborghini – as BMW…

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Whitcraft Services BMW R1150 Custom Adventure Bike

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Editor’s Note: This article was written by Davey Whitcraft of Whitcraft Services. When possible we like to give custom builders the chance to tell the story of their work in their own words – cutting out the middle man and offering a unique insight into their thought process and methodology. Whitcraft Services 001 The modern…

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BAAK Motocyclettes BMW R nineT Scrambler Prototype

BMW R nineT Scrambler 2

The BMW R nineT The BMW R nineT was developed by the German marque as a modern version of the now iconic R90 – the identically pronounced (but far simpler to type) name given their top of the line model originally released in 1973 and sold through till ’76. BMW developed the R nineT as…

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JM Customs BMW R45 Cafe Racer

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This BMW R45 is the work of a Scottish custom motorcycle garage based in Perth, on the east side of the country famous for whisky, haggis, and being so vicious in battle that the Romans gave up on conquering their territory and built a wall to try to contain them. It’s always interesting when Scots…

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XTR Pepo Silver Bullet MKII BMW R100 RS Custom

BMW R100 RS Custom Front

The Silver Bullet MKII is the second coming of the BMW R100 RS Custom by XTR Pepo that took the moto-web by storm last year. The bike proved so popular that it was taken on a road trip to many of Europe’s best motorcycle shows, including The Bike Shed Show, Wheels and Waves, and the…

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1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II

BMW 507 Roadster Vent 450x330 - 1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II

In 1959 Elvis Presley shipped out to Germany for his military service, while stationed off base he bought himself a white BMW 507 Roadster to use for getting to and from the base, and for getting around town. The young women of Friedberg were just as in love with the singer as those on the…

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