BMW Urban Racer

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Jans Slapins is a 3D modeller who specialises in creating unique, highly detailed automotive prototypes like the futuristic BMW motorcycle you see here. His most recent creation was a Lamborghini rat rod that went on to become a viral sensation, going so far as to be featured on Top Gear and in car magazines around…

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BMW 2002 Turbo

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The BMW 2002 Turbo was the first European production car to be fitted with a turbo, paving the way for cars like the Porsche 930 in the years shortly thereafter. The 2002 model series is one of BMW’s most famous, the story of how it came to be is too good not to share –…

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BMW R65 by Ellaspede

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The BMW R65 was introduced in 1978 to provide a mid-sized touring motorcycle for the BMW faithful, it utilised the bullet-proof airhead engine with a capacity of 649.6cc and it sent 45hp to the rear wheel via a maintenance free shaft-drive. As the middle bike in BMW’s R model line the R65 appealed to a…

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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

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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

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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

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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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