The BMW ‘Alpha’ by Mark Atkinson and Mehmet Doruk Erdem

BMW ‘Alpha’ by Mark Atkinson and Mehmet Doruk Erdem

Photos: Jun Song / Film: Max Daines It’s one of the most unlikely alliances we’ve ever seen: An old school machinist and motorcycle builder from Utah, and a high-tech industrial designer from Istanbul, Europe’s most populous city. But there are few boundaries to communication in the 21st century—and together, these two kindred spirits have created…

A custom BMW R100 by Untitled Motorcycles—a mix of Californian bravado and German cool.

Californian bravado, German cool: Untitled’s BMW R100

Unless you’re immersed in every corner of the custom world, you probably associate Untitled Motorcycles with one bike: the amazing Hyper Scrambler Ducati, built in San Francisco. Our article triggered a media frenzy that culminated in an appearance on Jay Leno’s Garage. But the mark of a good shop is the ability to turn a…

Nico Mueller of Hookie Co.'s personal BMW R75/5

All About The Patina: Nico Mueller’s BMW R75/5

We love seeing custom builders’ personal rides. Most of these guys spend their days wrestling with the restrictions of commissioned work, so it’s intriguing to see their choices and decision-making when the brief is wide open. This BMW R75/5 belongs to Nico Mueller of Hookie Co. in Germany. It’s a mix of clever upgrades, discreet…

Killer K: A custom BMW K100 cafe racer by Mike Flores

Killer K: Mike Flores’ BMW K100 Cafe Racer

Is this the year of the BMW K100? We reckon so. The earlier R-series boxers have held the limelight for long enough—and let’s face it, any R donor you find now either comes at a premium, or has already been hacked. So if you’re looking for a classic Beemer, choose a K. You’ll get a…