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Vintage Meets Custom: The BMW R5 Hommage, a 21st century tribute to one of the most iconic motorcycles of all time.

Vintage Meets Custom: BMW Remakes The Iconic R5

Eighty years ago, BMW revealed the groundbreaking R5—a machine that influenced motorcycle design right up to the 1950s, and still casts a spell over custom builders. Today, at the Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como in Italy, BMW has just revealed the modern-day Hommage—designed in–house, and built with the help of Swedish master…

Racing BMW R100 by Unique Custom Cycles of Sweden.

Girl Power: a BMW racer from Unique Custom Cycles

Each year, the famed Glemseck 101 festival produces its fair share of stories—and bikes. This one’s worth sharing. Last year, photographer Jenny Jurnelius tagged along to the show with the guys from Swedish powerhouse builder Unique Custom Cycles. She was documenting their ‘Stockholm Syndrome‘ BMW R nineT build, and its fortunes in the sprint race.

BMW R nineT custom: 'Stockholm Syndrome' by UCC

BMW R nineT custom by UCC

After building bikes for nigh on 20 years, Unique Custom Cycles has a reputation most builders would die for. The Swedish company is known for its traditional chopper and drag racing builds, but its latest project—nicknamed The Stockholm Syndrome—is very different. UCC’s Ronna Norén and Gordon Roth like a challenge, and a few weeks ago…