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BMW R80GS by Blitz Motorcycles

BMW R80G/S Dirt Tracker by Blitz

The popularity of BMW’s classic R-series shows no signs of waning. Still, it’s unusual to see a R80G/S get the custom treatment. Given the heritage of the Gelände/Strasse designation, you’re more likely to spot one in stock trim, or kitted out with parts from the likes of HPN and Touratech. The owner of this ’81…

BMW R60/2

BMW R60/2 by Blitz Motorcycles

Blitz Motorcycles have been enjoying a long love affair with old BMW ‘airheads.’ To date, more than a handful of unique (and often eccentric) boxer customs have rolled out of their workshop. One of their earliest builds was ‘Great Escape‘—a murdered out BMW R60/2 that had everyone’s tongues wagging and arguably helped put Blitz on…

BMW R100RT

Blitz BMW R100RT ‘La Parisienne’

If you visited the BMW Museum in Munich a few months ago, you might have noticed an interloper: a brawny custom with a Yamaha XT500 tank. Sharing space with a BMW concept car and an immaculate 1982 R100 RT, the custom looked like a pit bull amongst immaculately coiffed poodles. The juxtaposition was not as…

Blitz Motorcycles “BSW”

Fred and Hugo of Blitz Motorcycles describe their latest creation as “A gentleman’s bike for a gentleman rider”. But it’s not a conservative, retro throwback.…

Blitz Kawasaki Z650

Over the last six months, one of the fastest risers on the custom scene has been the French workshop Blitz. The buzz started right here…

Yamaha SR500 by Blitz

Blitz Motorcycles of France kicked up a storm when we featured their BMW R60/2 last month. It was raw and dark, and Blitz have continued…

Blitz BMW R60/2

In the car world, you often see “murdered out” vehicles, painted completely black for a sleek and sinister look. You occasionally see it in the…