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Mark Johnston's BMW R100RT cafe racer

Obsession: Mark Johnston’s 11th BMW is this R100RT cafe

When your garage is packed with eleven BMW motorcycles spanning seven decades—and you have no car—it’s safe to say that your hobby has morphed into an obsession. So what do you do when simply collecting bikes isn’t enough? That’s easy: you start customizing them. Meet Mark Johnston—a trained mechanical engineer who now works as a…

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

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

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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…

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

Californian bravado, German cool: Untitled’s BMW R100

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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…