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Zaim Rosli

Out Of The Blue: A BMW R60/7 bucking the custom trend

Classic BMW boxers are still über-popular as custom donors—but there's a downside. As we've seen with the Honda CB750 and the Harley-Davidson Sportster, airhead Beemer builds are all starting to look the same. So what does it take to build something fresh—without going overboard? You need a client and a builder who are both tired of the me-too BMWs flooding the market, and have a taste for classic beauty. Then you have a winner, like this elegant R60 from Vintage Addiction Motorcycles. This…

Off brief, on trend: A Yard Built XSR700 from Hookie

Any designer knows: sometimes you need to give your client what they need, rather than what they've asked for. When Yamaha asked Hookie Co. to customize an XSR700 for the Yard Built program, the brief was “Playful, sporty and classic.” Not feeling the throwback vibe, the Dresden-based team decided to build something modern—even slightly futuristic—instead. So they took inspiration from current motocross and flat track bikes to create the 'Grasshopper.' Two out of three ain't bad, right? They…

HIGH FIBER DIET. LC Fabrication’s Carbon ‘SX1250’ Harley Sportster Enduro

Alright, I’ll say it. It’s impossible to hate Harleys. Because no matter what you’re into, someone out there has built

Mike’s Velo Orange Piolet is Loaded for Fun! –

I should preface this post with saying it WAS loaded for fun last weekend before the MWBA Pancake Breakfast campout. Before Mike, the new mechanic at Golden Saddle, left for the outing, I snatched up his Velo Orange Piolet for a few photos. Now, I've been a fan of the Piolet since its inception but haven't ever been able to see one in person. Mike's made the right impression with not only his build specs, but allowing me to see and ride this bike fully loaded. While we all obsess over parts…

Diff'rent Strokes: Vagabund Moto bucks the BMW trend

BMW airhead customs are like AC/DC songs: after a while, it’s hard to tell them all apart. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, because the style is usually pleasing to the eye. But no one could ever accuse Vagabund Moto of following a conventional formula. Their approach is unique and their bikes buck the mainstream trend. So it’s ironic to learn that the owner of this razor-sharp R80 asked Vagabund to replicate the style of a custom R80 they finished two years ago. Not surprisingly…

BMW R100/7 by Cafe Racer Dreams

The BMW R-series has joined the Honda CB750 and Triumph Bonneville in the pantheon of custom motorcycle platforms. With a remarkably distinctive-looking engine and a bulky, high-capacity tank, it’s not a conventionally ‘pretty’ bike. But love it or loathe it, the big BMW sure looks the business. This is the 27th build from the Spanish workshop Cafe Racer Dreams. A 1978 R100/7, it amplifies the strengths of the vintage BMW aesthetic. The back end is completely new, sporting a hand-made…

FMW Tugboat

A garage for special motorcycles and cafe racers

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

Over recent years we've featured countless BMW builds, crafted from models from the '70s right through to the modern era.