Tag: BMW motorcycles

  • AC Schnitzer F 800 Reloaded

    AC Schnitzer F 800 Reloaded

  • BMW R51/3

    BMW R51/3

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    A leisurely tour around the Mediterranean must be one of the all-time best motorcycle adventures. And whoever owns this bike is doing it in style. It was spotted in Greece, which is apparently a mecca for old BMWs: many were left behind when the German… Read more »

  • Touratech F 800 ScrambleR

    Touratech F 800 ScrambleR

  • Chris Hunter Custom MotorcyclesProduction Motorcycles ,

    Most motorcycle design is a compromise between function and form. To our eyes, vintage scrambler-style motorcycles have a head start: road bikes that can also tackle loose gravel and light off-road work are often pleasing from an aesthetic point of view. Unfortunately, Triumph has never… Read more »

  • Michael Krauser sidecars

    Michael Krauser sidecars

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    Time for something a little offbeat. Michael Krauser is a former sidecar racer who created one of Europe’s biggest BMW dealerships. Famous for organising the huge Krauser Rallies established in the 1970s, he now runs a business selling motorcycle accessories and—you guessed it—BMW-based sidecar rigs.… Read more »

  • BMW R100/S

    BMW R100/S

  • Chris Hunter Classic MotorcyclesCustom Motorcycles ,

    In the 1970s, BMW had a reputation for producing reliable but somewhat stodgy touring motorcycles. Then in 1977, the Bavarians suddenly got sexy back. The R100/7 and well-reviewed R100/S were BMW’s first liter-class bikes, with stiffened frames that transformed the handling and extra grunt from… Read more »

  • 1983 BMW R80 Bobber

    1983 BMW R80 Bobber

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    This amazing BMW was reportedly built by a fellow named Rodney Aguiar, who has worked for Roland Sands. It’s a BMW R80 given the bobber treatment, and the detailing is exquisite—from the blacked-out boxer engine and mechanicals to the way the coil of the monoshock… Read more »

  • Deubel/Horner BMW sidecar

    Deubel/Horner BMW sidecar

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,

    The scintillating Isle of Man TT action has got us thinking about sidecars. Not just the Ural kind, but the racing kind too. The elegant machine above is the BMW campaigned by Max Deubel—the ‘Sidecar Superstar‘—and passenger Emil Horner. Deubel was the four-times World Champion,… Read more »

  • DBBP BMW Bobber

    DBBP BMW Bobber

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    You don’t see many of these around. It’s a vintage BMW motorbike given the classic bobber treatment by Mark van der Kwaak of DBBP-Design in the Netherlands, with help from his friend Aad Heemskerk. The engine is from a 1976 BMW R90/S, with Stromberg carbs… Read more »

  • SE Service Harrier

    SE Service Harrier

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    One of the most controversial European custom shops is Sweden’s SE Service, run by Stellan Egeland. The latest SE motorcycle is the Harrier, a radical BMW-powered machine that Egeland is promoting as the first in a new line of ‘modern customs’. The Harrier reminds us… Read more »

  • BMW R75/5 racer

    BMW R75/5 racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom MotorcyclesRacing Motorcycles ,,

    Our favorite upmarket Japanese custom house Ritmo Sereno has worked its customary magic on this lovely BMW R75/5 from 1970. The discreet modifications fall within classic racing regulations: they include ported and polished heads for the air-cooled boxer motor, a modified flywheel and clutch, AP… Read more »

  • BMW Haus des Motorrads

    BMW Haus des Motorrads

  • Chris Hunter Classic MotorcyclesRacing Motorcycles ,

    Karl Schwanzer’s iconic BMW Museum in Munich has been revamped by architects Atelier Brückner of Stuttgart. Floor space has increased five-fold, and there are now seven stunning exhibition houses covering 5,000m². The Haus des Motorrads is our favorite, of course. The official website is here… Read more »

  • BMW R1200R custom

    BMW R1200R custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    This heavily modified BMW R1200R is the brainchild of a former Lamborghini engineer, the magnificently named Pablo González de Chaves Fernández. The D1200R wraps BMW’s powerful boxer engine in a new chassis and bodywork, with an exhaust system taken from the incendiary HP2. The most… Read more »

  • BMW R75/5 Café Racer

    BMW R75/5 Café Racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    Canadian Hector Catre sent us these pictures of his gorgeous BMW R75/5. He spent 700 hours restoring this classy café racer, which actually started life as a 1972 BMW R60/5 short wheelbase ‘Toaster’. The R75/5 was one of the lightest 750cc motorbikes of the early… Read more »

  • AC Schnitzer BMW K 1200 R Sport

    AC Schnitzer BMW K 1200 R Sport

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    German tuning house AC Schnitzer, renowned for its work on cars, has turned its attention to BMW motorbikes. It’s just launched a complete TÜV-tested accessory range for the K 1200 series of bikes, including superlight rims, handlebar conversions, and high-performance exhaust systems. We admire the… Read more »

  • 1934 BMW R7

    1934 BMW R7

  • Chris Hunter Concept Motorcycles ,

    Issue #3 of BMW Motorcycle Magazine showcases the amazing R7 concept, describing it as “one of the most important, innovative and visually stunning motorcycles ever produced.” We agree. Although this BMW is over 70 years old, it could almost be a contemporary concept. It was… Read more »

  • 1980 BMW R100RS Café Racer

    1980 BMW R100RS Café Racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    ‘FlatRacer’ is the online nom de plume of a guy in the UK with a passion for tastefully customizing BMW airheads. This bike is an R100RS, the model favoured by The Saint in the original TV series. The reconstruction job is detailed in a gallery… Read more »

  • Wrenchmonkees BMW R80

    Wrenchmonkees BMW R80

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    BMW customs seem to be gaining in popularity, and this minimalist creation from the Copenhagen Wrenchmonkees leads the way. The colors are subtle and monochrome; the headlight and handlebar treatment is deliciously understated. At around $14,000, Wrenchmonkees #9 is a steal.

  • Peraves MonoTracer

    Peraves MonoTracer

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,,

    #41 in Time’s Best Inventions of 2008 was the two-seater Peraves MonoTracer from Switzerland. Peraves’ previous attempt at a ‘cabin motorcycle’, the Eco, did not set the world alight—but the MonoTracer deserves success on looks alone. The styling is obviously influenced by the Audi R8,… Read more »

  • 1975 BMW R90/6

    1975 BMW R90/6

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    This immaculate example of the Hans Muth-designed BMW R90/6 was recently sold in Tokyo by Ritmo Sereno (“Serene Pace”). The upscale workshop has the glacial cool of a Porsche showroom, but specialises in mint BMWs and Moto Guzzis from the 70s to the 90s. The… Read more »

  • BMW LoRider

    BMW LoRider

  • Chris Hunter Concept Motorcycles ,

    BMW has swerved into Harley-Davidson territory with its LoRider concept. The bike is powered by a classic BMW flat twin boxer with over 100 bhp, but weighs less than 200 kg. If produced, there will be customization options to rival Milwaukee, including the choice of… Read more »