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Custom BMW R nineT by Urban Motor of Berlin

When five BMW R nineT models are still not enough

5 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

The R nineT has been a smash hit for BMW. It handles great, straight out of the box, and responds well to a little fiddling. And despite being only three years old, the platform has already morphed into five different models—the base Roadster, Pure, Racer, Scrambler and Urban G/S. That should be enough to satisfy…

Steampunk motorcycle: A Jawa sprinter built by Urban Motor of Berlin for the Essenza sprint at Glemseck 101.

Steampunk’d: Urban Motor’s Jawa Sprint Motorcycle

9 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / RACING MOTORCYCLES

Glemseck 101 is just around the corner. Set in southern German town of Leonberg, it’s a two-wheeled celebration of gasoline and good taste. It also attracts some of the most outrageous customs on the planet. We’ve seen everything from turbocharged boxers to fire-breathing Yamaha XJRs. But a 350cc Jawa with a steampunk vibe? Now das…

Six Nights: A BMW R 100 GS customized by Urban Motor of Berlin.

Six Nights: Urban Motor’s BMW R 100 GS

With the custom scene—and our team—spread across the globe, seeing the bikes we feature here in the flesh is a rare treat. Riding them, even rarer. But walking around the ‘custom corner’ at BMW Motorrad Days in Bavaria earlier this year, there was one bike in particular that caught our eye. It was this striking…

Custom BMW R80 monolever built by Urban Motor of Berlin.

Clean Maschine: Urban Motor’s rakish R80

Every year, 120,000 motorcycles roll off the production line in BMW’s giant Berlin factory. But some of the most interesting Beemers come from a tiny workshop just 15 kilometers to the east, on the banks of the River Spree. That’s where you’ll find Urban Motor‘s Peter Dannenberg, a man who tweaks the lines and details…

Urban Motor Brat Bob

Whether it’s a classic resto-mod or a R nineT café-tracker, Urban Motor’s Peter Dannenberg sure knows how to tweak a BMW to perfection. Every build…

XS400 by Urban Motor

In the 1960s, VW created a famous ad for the American market, asking, “How does the snow plow driver get to work?” The answer, as…

BMW R nineT by Urban Motor

The most audacious motorcycle launch of late has been the BMW R nineT. Who’d have thought that the clinical Germans would reveal a naked boxer…