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Werk Of Art: A hot-rodded BMW R80 cafe racer by Walzwerk Racing

Werk Of Art: WalzWerk’s BMW R80 cafe racer

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We keep wondering why our inbox is flooded with classic BMWs. Now WalzWerk Racing have provided a clue: you can turn an airhead into just about anything. “We call our BMW series Schizzo,” says owner Marcus Walz, “because it’s schizophrenic how many possibilities there are to build up a bike on the same simple base.”

Marcus Walz builds custom motorcycles for Formula One's top drivers. But his latest bike is a throwback—an amazing Ayrton Senna 20th Anniversary tribute.

Ayrton Senna tribute by Marcus Walz

It’s a common sight to see Formula One drivers zooming up and down the pit lane on scooters. But many of these hardcore racers have more serious motorcycles secreted away in their personal garages. Guys like Lewis Hamilton, Jensen Button, Mark Webber and Michael Schumacher are all two-wheeled aficionados—and many enjoy customizing their bikes too.…

Ducati Sport 1000

Ducati Sport 1000 Jubiläumsbike

If you live in mainland Europe and ride a motorcycle, you’ve probably bought parts or accessories from a company called Louis. The Hamburg-based company is Europe’s largest moto retailer, and it’s just celebrated its 75th anniversary. To mark the occasion, Louis commissioned Marcus Walz to build a custom Ducati Sport 1000 — and asked for…