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BMW R75/5 bobber by Kingston Custom

Taking It Slow: Kingston Custom’s BMW R75/5 Bobber

Today’s motorcycles are loaded with a level of tech that would have been incomprehensible thirty years ago. And it’s had a knock-on effect on the custom scene: old bikes rebuilt with new suspension, brakes and electronics have become commonplace. Dirk Oehlerking knows all about the technical side. Operating as Kingston Custom in Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr region,…

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…

Shed-built 1973 BMW R75/5

The notion of building one’s own custom motorcycle is romantic—but not without its pitfalls. Some shed-builders run out of budget. Others struggle…