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BMW R9T cafe racer by CNCPT Moto

Cloud 9: A BMW R9T from a Dutch dream team

3 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

You don’t often see custom shops collaborating. But as they say, a rising tide lifts all ships—and a joint venture between two leading builders from the Netherlands has resulted in this wild café racer concept based on the BMW R9T. If you’ve been riding along with Bike EXIF for a while, you’ll likely know one…

How custom trends influence motorcycle design

How custom trends influence motorcycle design

5 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

Motorcycle historian Paul d’Orléans takes a deep dive for Iron & Air into the uneasy but essentially productive relationship between the modern-day custom scene and design teams at the major manufacturers. In the ancient days of the 1990s, custom motorcycles were incredibly popular, but their baroque excess made them irrelevant to the motorcycle industry. The…