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CLIMB EV’RY MOUNTAIN. A BMW R80GS Enduro from Austria’s NCT Motorcycles

Posted on July 13, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Enduro. No Comments

The BMW GS just might be the world’s most versatile go-anywhere moto machine. So it makes perfect sense that if you’re an Enduro riding instructor it’s the sort of machine that’s right up your alley, but wanting a custom classic example where do you turn? The answer is NCT…

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BAD COP, BADDER COP. VTR’s ‘Polizia 1.9’ Blown BMW Nitrous Racer

Posted on June 27, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

What is it about ex-police vehicles? The thought of nabbing something that used to enforce the law seems to really float our boats. Hell, muscle cars seem to increase in value if they were used by the boys in blue. But there’s a perverse pleasure at play when you take an ex-police bike a turn it into a drag racer…

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THE DUKE OF HAZARDS. Boxer Metal’s ‘Moonshine Runner’ BMW R80 Scrambler

Posted on May 21, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Scrambler. No Comments

If you’re anything like us, one mention of running moonshine in the 70s and your head will be full of orange Dodge Chargers, getting sideways on dirt roads and comically inept police. But California’s Boxer Metal took a decidedly ‘out of the box’ approach to the nefarious task at hand…

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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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DOUBLE TROUBLE. Sinroja Motorcycles’s Two-Up BMW R80 Brat

Posted on January 30, 2018 by Andrew in Brat. 31 comments

The Sinroja brother’s Leicester workshop has become somewhat of a Pipeburn haunt of late. Rahul and Birju are always happy to have us over to their Humberstone Lane lodgings, let us drink their beers and shoot the poop on life, internal combustion and everything…

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TITLE FIGHTER. A BMW R80 Neo-Racer from Nozem Amsterdam

Posted on January 12, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. 53 comments

If the original design team at BMW knew that their sandals-with-socks tourers would get turned into bikes like this they would haves choked on their strudel. Despite their uninspiring origins, over the last ten years we’ve seen old Boxers shift to the forefront of the custom scene…

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CHEQUERED PAST. Titan’s Very Seasoned BMW R80RT Endurance Racer

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Andrew in Café Racer, Racer. 27 comments

Here’s a movie idea. A BMW that’s owned by the chief of police gets purchased by a somewhat suspect hemp farmer who uses it for ‘deliveries’. It’s then customised by a bunch of Austrian bike freaks and turned into an endurance racer for a wealthy goldsmith. Too far-fetched to be believable? Think again, because that’s the gospel truth when it comes to the history of Titan Motorcycles’ latest build, a BMW R80RT endurance racer.

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BMX BANDIT. Hutchbilt’s Amazing BMW R80 ‘Skyway’ Boardracer

Posted on July 26, 2017 by Andrew in Board Tracker, Bobber, Classic. 40 comments

Ever thought about why you like bikes? I have. And I’ve come to the conclusion that for me, the BMX craze of the late 70s and early 80s probably has a lot to do with it. As we all know, cool bicycles are a gateway drug to full motos and as I’m ‘of a certain age’, most of my pre-teens was spent drooling over CroMoly Diamondbacks and Mongooses. Jeremy from Hutchbilt knows what I’m talking about, even if you young scallywags don’t. Here’s his BMX-lovin’ ‘Skyway’ R80 Boardracer.

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MILITARY MANOEUVRES. An ex-army BMW R80 from Croatia’s Mighty Motorcycles

Posted on April 17, 2017 by Andrew in Café Racer. 13 comments

I started my bike building journey in Croatia in 2002, when I had the urge to change something on my bike because I wanted it to be a little special and not just a boring, stock ride. Later, my first real custom build was shown in the European magazine ‘Custombike.’ For me, this was a real milestone in my life, and it pushed me to start my own custom bike company so I could do what I loved full-time.

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ROUGH WEEK. Lucky Cat‘s ‘Six Days’ BMW R80 Enduro

Posted on April 12, 2017 by Andrew in Classic, Enduro, Scrambler. 23 comments

The International Six Days Trial is a true giant amongst motorcycle races. Celebrating its 100 year anniversary in 2013, it claims the prize for the world’s oldest off-road motorcycle race. Originally held in Carlisle in the north of England, in the Seventies it held its first race outside Europe. BMW put their brand where their mouth was and entered a four man factory team, including the renown Herbert Schek, in the race. To celebrate the event, France’s Lucky Cat Garage have come up with an amazing R80/7 that pays homage to BMW’s bold, muddy efforts during those six long days in 1973.

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