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KESSEL COFFEE RUN. Ironwood’s ‘Latte Stormtrooper’ BMW R80 Bobber

Posted on March 7, 2019 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

Since 2012, Dutch shop Ironwood Motorcycles have pretty much dominated the classic BMW custom market in Western Europe. So much so, that their style has pretty much become shorthand for an entire genre of custom Beemers. It’s their ability to break the mould and think outside the square…

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TRÈS BM. Sur Les Chapeaux de Roue’s Sweet BMW R850R Roadster

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Andrew in Roadster. No Comments

The French seem to have an artisan approach to almost everything they do. It’s this exact philosophy that Sur Les Chapeaux De Roues take to building bikes; more watchmaker meets sculptor than simply mechanic. Here’s their latest…

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ON THE GAS. Tattoo Customs’ ‘Blue Velvet’ BMW R80RT Cafe Brat

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Andrew in Brat, Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

Forget the disco-era 1970s or even the golden age of the Renaissance, turns out men have been wearing colourful velvet since 200 BC in China. Personally I’ve never got the trend; unless you’re the legendary American pimp, Bishop Don ‘Magic’ Juan, then you’re probably best leaving the velvet in the draw…

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BAJA HAHA. Moto Adonis’ Mad BMW R1100 Enduro Racer

Posted on February 5, 2019 by Andrew in Enduro, Scrambler. No Comments

What do you get when you take a big serve of America’s automotive obsession and crossbreed it liberally with the Mexican tradition of going loco? Why, you get Baja – that’s what. Mother of countless cool off-road trends, the Baja 1000 was founded in 1967 by American florist Ed Pearlman…

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FORREST GRUMP. Woidwerk’s ‘Mad Fritz’ BMW R80 Cafe Roadster

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Roadster. No Comments

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise. Namely, Ralf from Bavaria’s Woidwerk motorcycles tearing shit up on his latest creation, a BMW R80 roadster called ‘Mad Fritz’…

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SECOND COMING. Diamond Atelier’s ‘Mark II Evo’ BMW R100R Cafe Racer

Posted on November 30, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

Germany’s Diamond Atelier craft motorcycles so clean you could eat off them. And they don’t do one at a time – the team work and refine a design, gather the parts and build a limited run of them. It’s a clever process that keeps the workshop humming and the price well below frightening…

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FOUND IN TRANSLATION. Ironwood Custom’s ‘The Interpreter’ BMW R100R Scrambler

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Classic, Scrambler. No Comments

When a client approached Ironwood Customs with very specific demands, the pressure was on Arjan van den Boom to deliver. But his ability to decipher someone else’s desires are as refined as his bike building skills and he’s turned a BMW R100R into this, a bike appropriately called ‘The Interpreter’…

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GOING POSTAL. Tattoo Customs’ ‘Bane’ ’73 BMW R75 Roadster

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Roadster. No Comments

We’ve all heard the one about reinventing the wheel. But what happens when your wheels go missing? For North Carolina’s’ Tattoo Projects, a set of rims that took a detour into the twilight zone transformed a relatively simple BMW custom job into a post office nightmare that took no less than seven months to straighten out…

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SHOULDERS OF GIANTS. Vagabund’s Next Level BMW R100R Roadster

Posted on November 14, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Classic, Roadster. No Comments

Somehow in all the hype and limelight that surrounds custom bikes, the customer often gets lost. While more than a few bikes we feature on these pages are labors of love that are entirely funded, made and ridden by the builders themselves, a fair whack of them are funded by regular Joes like you or I…

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R YOU EXPERIENCED? Recast Moto’s Classic BMW R100 Cafe Racer

Posted on November 8, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

At Pipeburn we’ve seen more stripped-back airheads than a college quarterback. So it takes something special for our jaws to hit the floor. And this, a 1976 BMW R100 by Belarusian shop Recast Moto, is pretty damn special. Recast are fans of the R series. “They’re classic airheads that have passed the test of time…”

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