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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…

Ride Tastefully: Union Motorcycle's Ducati Monza 250.

Ride Tastefully: Union Motorcycle’s Ducati Monza

Union Motorcycle Classics is the kind of shop we love to hear about. It’s based in a 100-year-old barn in the 19th century railroad town of Nampa, Idaho, where Mike Watanabe and Luke Ransom fettle and restore classic British and European machinery. This recent build is giving us a serious case of envy. It’s Ducati…

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Barn Find: Union Motorcycle of Nampa, Idaho

Sometimes, usually towards the end of a hard week, I daydream about the kind of motorcycle business I’d like to own. Somewhere out in the country, where the pace of life is less frenetic, and the commute is a leisurely ride through twisting backroads. And thanks to reader Jeff Barker, I know that such a…