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The Ducati Strada 800 cafe racer by Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles

The Strada 800: Fuel’s retro Ducati cafe racer


What happens when a Ducati Scrambler rolls into a workshop famous for building tough vintage dirt bikes? Karles Vives of Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles is the organizer of Scram Africa, a rough-and-ready tour through the deserts of Morocco—so we expected him to ramp up the Scrambler’s off-road cues. But he had another direction in mind when…

A sleek and stylish custom BMW R65 from Fuel Motorcycles of Spain.

Running Lean: Fuel Motorcycles’ sleek R65

‘Svelte’ is not a word that sits comfortably in the BMW design language. These days, the machines that roll out of BMW Motorradwerk in Berlin are best described as imposing—or in the case of the sportbikes, angular. It wasn’t always that way, though. The R65 of the early 1980s had a compact frame, and it’s…


BMW R80ST by Fuel

Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles is not the most prolific of Spain’s custom workshops, but their creations are always worth keeping an eye out for. This is the latest, based on a 1984 BMW R80ST. Called the Fuel R80 STrial, it’s inspired by ISDT bikes—the Triumphs, BSAs and Pentons of the 1960s that competed in the International…


Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles’ BMW R100 RS

One of the most interesting new European custom builders is Karles Vives of Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles. He’s based in Barcelona, Spain, and is entirely self-taught. He’s also got an excellent eye for aesthetics. This is the second BMW R100-based build from Fuel. (Here’s the first.) And this time, Vives has taken elements of flat track…