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

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

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…

BMW R1150 GS cafe racer by Ronna Noren of Unique Custom Cycles

Rise of the Oilheads: An ice-cool BMW R1150 cafe racer

There’s a growing sentiment that BMW’s R1150-series boxers are future classics, particularly the globe-trotting R1150 GS. When 1980s airheads become too old and rare (and there are no stock ones left), it’ll be the ’leven-fifties that go under the knife. So here’s a glimpse into the future; a stunning R1150 GS-based cafe racer, built by…

Moto Guzzi Breva 750 cafe racer by industrial designer Simon Fleetwood.

A Moto Guzzi Breva cafe racer inspired by Red Bull F1 cars

Calling the Moto Guzzi Breva 750 a ‘commuter bike’ is a bit cheeky, but it does fit the profile. Manageable power, neutral ergonomics and a low seat height make it the perfect ’round-towner for beginners. But—like many in its class—it’s hardly a looker. It’s almost as if manufacturers deliberately build blandness into their entry-level offerings,…