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The latest custom from ER Motorcycles is 'Thompson,' a menacing BMW R69S.

Son Of A Gun: BMW R69S ‘Thompson’

The Thompson submachine gun is a legend in artillery and gangster circles. In the 1920s, the ‘Chicago Typewriter’ cost half as much as a new Ford car, thanks to the intricate machining of its metal and wooden parts. It’s also the inspiration behind this new build from Slovenia’s ER Motorcycles. “Criminals endorsed the Thompson because…

This is 'Voltron,' a 1964 BMW R69S customized by ER Motorcycles.

ER Voltron: A BMW R69S for the future

It’s not easy to pick out Slovenia on a map. It’s a tiny, picture-postcard country just to the east of Italy, full of mountains and forests and rivers, and home to some of Europe’s best driving roads. Slovenia is also home to ER Motorcycles, one of the fastest-rising stars on the custom scene. This is…

This stunning Honda GL1000 Gold Wing is a 1975 model customized by Slovenia's ER Motorcycles.

Honda GL1000 by ER Motorcycles

When I hear that a shop has torn into a Honda Gold Wing, my curiosity is immediately piqued. As clichéd as it is, “less is more” is a maxim for many builders—and Honda’s legendary tourer is the exact opposite. Thankfully the bike in question is a 1975 GL1000—the first production model ‘Wing. That means less…

Yamaha XV750

Yamaha XV750 by ER Motorcycles

If there’s one name you need to keep an eye on in 2014, it’s ER Motorcycles (short for ‘Espresso Racer’). Founded in 2009 by Blaž Šuštaršič, the Slovenian workshop has steadily been producing noteworthy customs—such as their BMW R80 ‘Mobster,’ which featured in our Top 5 BMW R-series list. This striking Yamaha XV750 is no…