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A super skinny BMW flat tracker by VTR Customs of Switzerland.

The skinny on building a BMW flat tracker

Some builders search far and wide to find the perfect donor. But, sometimes, the right bike literally rolls through the door. This BMW belonged to a 75-year-old Swiss gentleman who had just decided to hang up his helmet. So he took his R75/7 to his local dealer and asked them to sell it for him.…

White Hot: A track-inspired BMW R100 by Union Motorcycle Classics

White Hot: Union’s track-inspired BMW R100 R

There’s something about Beemers with classic fairings and paint—just look at all the fuss being generated by the new R nineT Racer. But there’s more than one way to get that lovely rennsport look, and Union Motorcycle Classics have absolutely nailed it with this heavily modified R100. Builders Mike Watanabe and Luke Ransom are best…

BMW R1150 GS cafe racer by Ronna Noren of Unique Custom Cycles

Rise of the Oilheads: An ice-cool BMW R1150 cafe racer

There’s a growing sentiment that BMW’s R1150-series boxers are future classics, particularly the globe-trotting R1150 GS. When 1980s airheads become too old and rare (and there are no stock ones left), it’ll be the ’leven-fifties that go under the knife. So here’s a glimpse into the future; a stunning R1150 GS-based cafe racer, built by…