Très Chic: Café Racer Dreams' BMW R100

Très Chic: Café Racer Dreams’ BMW R100

Despite the flood of BMW customs hitting the streets, certain workshops can be counted on to consistently produce good examples. Like Café Racer Dreams—who’ve shown their prowess yet again with this elegant Boxer. CRD #58 is an 84-model BMW R100, and it was built for a regular of the Madrid-based shop who lives in Nice,…

Cafe Racer Dreams delivers a masterclass in customizing a BMW classic motorcycle.

Customizing a classic: CRD’s BMW R80ST

Café Racer Dreams don’t exclusively build BMWs, but you could call them specialists. With several elegant examples under their belts—including these two stunning R100s—they’ve learnt a thing or two about turning wrenches on Bavaria’s finest. Most of CRD’s classic BMWs share similar technical upgrades and under-the-hood mods. Yet each new ‘airhead’ that rolls out of…

If the Harley XR 1200 had a weak point, it was the styling. This custom from the Spanish workshop CRD fixes it—and then some.

CRD’s XR 1200: the Harley That Should Have Been

Back in 2008, the Harley XR 1200 had everything going for it. Launched in Europe but styled with an American flat track vibe, it was a nod to the much-loved XR750. American magazines went gaga over the XR, citing the 91-horsepower engine and quality suspension. They clamored for the bike to be released in the…

CRD’s new boxer twins

A few years ago you couldn’t sneeze without hitting a custom Honda CB. But the baton has now been passed to the BMW R-series. And…

Cafe Racer Dreams BMW R100RS

Sensible isn’t a word you’d normally use to describe a custom motorcycle. But as this BMW R100RS from Cafe Racer Dreams proves, sensible doesn’t have…

BMW R1200S by Cafe Racer Dreams

The R1200S saw the debut of BMW’s most powerful-ever boxer motor, with over 120 horsepower going to the back wheel. It was that rare breed,…

BMW R1100GS by Cafe Racer Dreams

If you’re planning a trip to North Africa, you need a bike that is absolutely bulletproof. Cafe Racer Dreams know how to take a motorcycle…

Kawasaki W650 by CRD

The Kawasaki W650 is a motorcycle just begging to be customized. Production ended in 2008, but it’s easy to find one on the secondhand market,…