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BMW R nineT board tracker by Roland Sands Design

Roland Sands Stretches and Slams the R nineT

Building a bike purely for show has its advantages. There’s no need to worry about whether it runs, steers and stops, and there’s no need for the usual legal accoutrements; as long as it looks pretty, you’re good. But if you’re Roland Sands, that’s hard to do. With years of experience racing and building bikes,…

Ride Report: The 2017 BMW R nineT Racer

Ride Report: The 2017 BMW R nineT Racer

For a while, rumors have been circulating about the demise of the traditional cafe racer. With scramblers and flat trackers dominating the scene, the low-and-sleek genre has been taking a back seat. But like a venerable art rock band, the cafe racer is hanging in there. Interest is still high—so high that manufacturers are entering the…

Custom BMW R nineT Scrambler by NCT Motorcycles

Perfectly scrambled: NCT deconstructs the BMW R nineT

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It seems like the Austrian outfit NCT Motorcycles can do no wrong. Since they exploded onto the custom scene a little under a year ago, they’ve churned out hit after hit—sprinkling their magic over anything from vintage Guzzis to modern Ducati sportbikes. Now they’ve reworked the BMW R nineT Scrambler, with equally spectacular results. We…

The 11 Best Motorcycles of EICMA 2016

In Milan, the huge EICMA show is finally winding down. It’s the world’s most influential motorcycle showcase, and a barometer for the state of the…

The Bikes of Intermot 2016

In Cologne, Germany, the Intermot motorcycle show is about to wrap up. We’ve been deluged with press releases and images all week, so we’ve picked…