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Sacrilege? This classic English-style trials bike has BMW power.

Sacrilege? An English-style trials bike with BMW power

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Most of the scramblers and trackers we see follow proven recipes. So this vintage trials-inspired BMW R80 RT is a refreshing twist on the dual-sport genre. The look is more British than Bavarian, thanks to an expert makeover by Stephen Bentley. Stephen builds bikes on commission as Dust Custom Motorcycles, out of a “shack at…

Werk Of Art: A hot-rodded BMW R80 cafe racer by Walzwerk Racing

Werk Of Art: WalzWerk’s BMW R80 cafe racer

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We keep wondering why our inbox is flooded with classic BMWs. Now WalzWerk Racing have provided a clue: you can turn an airhead into just about anything. “We call our BMW series Schizzo,” says owner Marcus Walz, “because it’s schizophrenic how many possibilities there are to build up a bike on the same simple base.”

Perfect 10: Auto Fabrica’s BMW R80

By the late 1980s, the simple, classic styling of most BMW airheads had turned gawky. The R80 RT was especially afflicted: its enormous fairing and…