The ICON Airflite Omnicrux MIPS helmet
BMW R80GS by Blitz Motorcycles

BMW R80G/S street tracker by Blitz

The popularity of BMW’s classic R-series shows no signs of waning. Still, it’s unusual to see a R80G/S get the custom treatment. Given the heritage of the Gelände/Strasse designation, you’re more likely to spot one in stock trim, or kitted out with parts from the likes of HPN and Touratech. The owner of this ’81…

BMW R60/2

BMW R60/2 by Blitz Motorcycles

Blitz Motorcycles have been enjoying a long love affair with old BMW ‘airheads.’ To date, more than a handful of unique (and often eccentric) boxer customs have rolled out of their workshop. One of their earliest builds was ‘Great Escape‘—a murdered out BMW R60/2 that had everyone’s tongues wagging and arguably helped put Blitz on…


Blitz BMW R100RT ‘La Parisienne’

If you visited the BMW Museum in Munich a few months ago, you might have noticed an interloper: a brawny custom with a Yamaha XT500 tank. Sharing space with a BMW concept car and an immaculate 1982 R100 RT, the custom looked like a pit bull amongst immaculately coiffed poodles. The juxtaposition was not as…

BMW R75/6

Custom BMW R75/6 ‘GSky’ by Blitz of Paris


It was only three years ago that Fred Jourden and Hugo Jezegabel started Blitz Motorcycles. But the Paris-based workshop is now one of the biggest names on the European new wave custom scene, thanks to a string of unconventional ‘old timer’ customs. This is Blitz’ latest build, christened ‘GSky.’ It’s an offroader based on a…

BMW R60/2

Blitz BMW R60/2

In the car world, you often see “murdered out” vehicles, painted completely black for a sleek and sinister look. You occasionally see…