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FAIR WEATHER FIEND. Vagabund’s ‘V08’ BMW R80RT Summer Brat

Posted on April 11, 2018 by Andrew in Brat. No Comments

You know you’ve probably got a custom bike problem when you start ordering builds based on weather. And for Vagabund’s Paul and Phil, that’s exactly what their latest customer has gone and done. They were distraught by the fact that their summer riding options didn’t include a fenderless BMW brat. Until now…

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Video: Waterfall Way – Roads We Ride

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Andrew in Video. No Comments

Nestled in one of the greenest parts of the country is Dorrigo and the beautiful Waterfall Way. A 42 km stretch of road running west from Raleigh to Dorrigo on the NSW North Coast, the second half of the run is easily one of the best stretches of road in the country…

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URBANE WARFARE. Cardsharper Customs’ Camouflage K100 Cafe Racer

Posted on March 29, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer. No Comments

Consider the work of Poland’s Jacek Mulak. As Europe descended into one of its harshest winters in years, Jacek began to realise that his custom crowdfunding project was, as he put it, ‘A disaster.’ His solution? He put everything aside and did what he loves best; he built this…

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A VIEW TO A THRILL. NCT’s ‘Spectre’ BMW R1100S Scrambler

Posted on March 28, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler. No Comments

With original late 70s and early 80s BMW twins now becoming as rare as first edition Superman comics, Tasmanian Tigers or signed copies of the Gutenberg bible, builders are increasingly looking to 90s and noughties bikes as custom platforms. Take the very millennial BMW R1100S, for instance…

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LOST AND FOUND. A Rescued BMW R80 Urban Scrambler From Boxer Metal

Posted on March 22, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler. No Comments

You’ve fantasised about your better half being into bikes as much as you are. Don’t deny it. Riding together. Wrenching together. Cruising the classifieds together. For most of us, it’s nothing more than a loopy, ‘I’ve had three glasses from the top shelf’ dream. But for Boxer Metals’ Bec and Chris, it’s an everyday reality…

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APEX PREDATOR. Macco Motor’s ‘Great White’ BMW R100RS Cafe Racer

Posted on March 20, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

Reviving clapped-out road bikes from sheds and garages is all fine and good, but spare a thought for the old racers of years gone by. More likely to end life upside down than right-side up – and probably on fire – it’s a tough gig to survive without some serious war wounds. So when Spain’s Macco Motors had a customer bring them not one but two BMW R100RS ex-racers…

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FASTER PUSSYCAT. A Reverse Restomod BMW from Two Cats Garage & Better Boxer Co.

Posted on March 7, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Enduro, Scrambler. No Comments

“It’s hard to say what style the bike is. Maybe a reverse restomod?” It’s a seemingly innocuous statement, but New Zealand’s Mike Dobson and his Two Cats Garage instantly had us hooked. Most of us will know what a restomod is, but a reverse restomod? Well, it’s taking a modern bike with all the bells and whistles…

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ROARING FORTIES. Motorworld’s Mint 1928 BMW R47

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

Ever noticed how the impossible seems simple once you’ve already done it? BMW’s creation of their very first bike, the R32, seems like a ludicrous feat even 100 years later. Hell, they are still using the same basic layout today. But for designer Max Friz and the rest of the company’s engineers, that hard work had just started…

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RAD PLAID. A Very ‘70s BMW Scrambler by Hello Engine

Posted on February 17, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler. No Comments

You know life is going well when you wake up one morning, wander outside and there in your driveway is a brand new motorcycle. Things get a whole lot better when you didn’t a dollar and it comes direct from the manufacture with the simple instruction to get creative…

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THE MAGIC NUMBER. Analog’s ‘Dritte’ Restomod BMW R75

Posted on February 8, 2018 by Andrew in Classic. 9 comments

Twenty-twenty hindsight is a truly wonderful thing. It turns drunkards into teetotallers, sleaze bags into prudes and fools into geniuses. But for those of us of a more creative bent, revisiting a previous piece of work without the deadlines and lack of sleep can be a godsend. This second bite of the cherry is rare…

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