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ZERO TO HERO. Kraftstoffschmiede’s ‘Hercules’ BMW R850R Sprint Racer

Posted on May 3, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

The Sultans of Sprint drag race series will kick off in Monza, with a weekend of 1/8th mile action and one of the original campaigners is back again chasing glory. German BMW maestro Philipp Ludwig returns having spent the winter fine tuning his steed at the Team Kraftstoffschmiede workshop…

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THE ONE AND ONLY. Emporio Elaborazioni’s ‘Solo’ BMW R50/5 Bobber

Posted on April 27, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

Over recent years we’ve featured countless BMW builds, crafted from models from the ’70s right through to the modern era. But there was a time in the German company’s history when there was every chance that not a single one of those machines would ever have seen the light of day….

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IF 9 WAS 6. Kingston Custom’s ‘SIXDAYS’ R nineT Enduro

Posted on April 20, 2018 by Andrew in Enduro, Scrambler. No Comments

We at Pipeburn love bombastic builds as much as the next bunch of motorcycle nuts. We love the rolling pieces of art. Or sometimes, at all. We still get it. But the other option is truly appealing – a build that can be fired up and ridden every day…

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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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