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Raising the bar: Vagabund gives the BMW R nineT a lift

We’ve always admired custom motorcycle workshops that keep pushing the boundaries. Austria’s Vagabund Moto have been doing good work since day one, but they’ve never rested on their laurels. The founding duo of Paul Brauchart and Philipp Rabl seems to level up on every build, relentlessly experimenting with new designs, materials and processes. Their 15th build pushes the envelope to the breaking point. It’s a 2016-model BMW R nineT with hand-formed metalwork, 3D-printed parts, and bodywork t...
Tags: Facebook, Spain, Austria, Motorcycles, Pirelli, PAUL, Leatherman, CNC, Philipp, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Grundmann, Rotobox, Vagabund Moto, Vagabund


Speed Read, 25 April 2021

We’re kicking things off this week with a chic Triumph Street Twin from FCR Original. We’ve also got a BMW R nineT from Gas & Oil, a Yamaha XT600 street tracker, Arai’s new ECE 22.06 approved helmet, and a look inside Thronton Hundred’s workshop. Triumph Street Twin by FCR Original Thanks to its mag wheels and upswept exhausts, the Street Twin is the least retro-looking motorcycle in Triumph’s range of modern classics. But this custom from the French shop FCR Original has such a classic vi...
Tags: Czech Republic, Motorcycles, Bmw, Ama, Yamaha, Olivier, Thornton, Sharon, Monza, Jody, MIPS, Didier, ECE, Arai, Gas Oil, FCR


Speed Read, 4 April 2021

We’re going off road this week, with a stunning Paris-Dakar R nineT from Switzerland and a pair of Yamaha dual sports: an XT600 Ténéré from Italy and a TT600R from Greece. We’ve also got the latest news and specs of the Honda GB350 about to launch in Japan. BMW R nineT ‘Paris-Dakar’ by VTR There’s a flavor of R nineT for all tastes these days, and one of the best is the Urban G/S. Inspired by the original R80G/S, it’s essentially a restyled R nineT Scrambler that’s more at home on backroa...
Tags: Japan, UK, Greece, US, Motorcycles, Italy, Switzerland, Bmw, Honda, Billy, Yamaha, Diego, VTR, Paris Dakar, Honda Motorcycles, BMW R nineT


Cobra: A plug and play cafe racer kit for the R nineT

We interviewed the team behind the development of the BMW R nineT a few years ago. They were adamant about one thing: the base bike should be easy to adapt to a wide range of styles. Now the German shop Hookie Co. are driving that point home, with their second plug and play kit for the nineT. Hookie’s first ‘Moto-Kit’ had a laid-back scrambler vibe, but this new design takes a different approach. Dubbed ‘Cobra’ and available as a limited made-to-order series, it transforms the nineT into a ha...
Tags: Prague, Motorcycles, Bmw, Dresden, Beemer, LSL, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Motogadget, Hookie Co, Hookie, Koso, BMW cafe racer, Cafe racers, Michelin Power GP


Speed Read, 24 January 2021

It’s a newsier mix than usual this week, with the Yamaha SR400 finally down for the count, and a top European motorcycle museum gone up in smoke. On the custom bike front, we’ve got two very sporty builds—one an XT600 supermoto, and the other a radically restyled BMW R nineT. Yamaha XT600 supermoto by 86 Gear Motorcycles Christian Boosen runs 86 Gear Motorcycles in Warsaw, Poland, a city where the custom scene is starting to boom nicely. He’s just finished building this XT600 for a local ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Austria, Britain, Motorcycles, Warsaw, Yamaha, Scott, Warsaw Poland, CNC, National Motorcycle Museum, Custom Motorcycles, Yamaha motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Ortolani, Bill Phelps


Speed Read, 25 October 2020

News from two major OEMs this week, as BMW Motorrad update the R nineT, and Honda release a new Grom. Plus we’ve got a sharp BMW R1200R custom from Deus, a Yamaha XS650 from Colt Wrangler, and a look at a new fat-tired utility bike that’s about to hit the market. BMW update the R nineT The R nineT‘s been a success for BMW, so it’s just been updated with a host of small yet significant changes. The biggest news is that its boxer motor is now Euro5 compliant, thanks to engine changes based a...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Dave, Motorcycles, Bmw, Jeremy, HRC, Honda, Exif, Yamaha, Alcantara, Brembo, BMW Motorrad, Marc, Kellermann, Honda Motorcycles


BMW Reveals New R nineT Models and R 18 Classic

BMW Filling Out the Heritage Range BMW recently revealed five new motorcycles. They all fit into the company’s Heritage line of bikes and look like some seriously good machines. There’s a new version of the R 18 and then there are four different R nineT motorcycles that help provide options to buyers. Let’s take a closer look. R nineT The R nineT lineup gets four models for 2021, including the standard R nineT, the R nineT Pure, the R nineT Scrambler, and the R nineT Urban G/S.  The Urban G/...
Tags: Heritage, Motorcycles, Bmw, Dakar, BMW Motorrad, Motorcycle News, BMW R nineT, Vance Hines, BMW R 18 Class, Heritage Range BMW, Dynamic Brake Control, Roland Sands Mustang Seats


On Sale Now: The 2021 Bike EXIF Motorcycle Calendar

The world’s most prestigious motorcycle calendar is back. The 2021 edition of the famous Bike EXIF wall calendar showcases 13 incredible new customs from builders such as Rough Crafts, deBolex Engineering, K-Speed, Workhorse Speedshop, and Untitled Motorcycles—the creators of the radical Zero XP. This year, we’re producing it with the help of Iron & Air magazine. The cover star is provided by AMD Championship winner Zillers Garage: A BMW R nineT with pneumatic suspension, it’s one of the m...
Tags: Australia, Motorcycles, New Zealand, Amd, Exif, Yamaha, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Octane Press UK, Iron Air, BMW cafe racer, Andrew Stagg, Harley XLCR, Cafe racers, Cardsharper Customs Honda


Is it time BMW offered an R nineT ‘Dakar’ variant?

When it comes to racing, BMW is all about superbikes these days. But until the turn of the century, the Bavarians were pretty successful offroad too. BMW pilots such as Hubert Auriol and Gaston Rahier were regulars on Paris-Dakar Rally podiums. BMW doesn’t lean too heavily on its Dakar history, but it’s a popular theme for custom builders. And this very smart Urban G/S from Thailand makes us wish that BMW would build something similar—a spiritual follow-up to the F650GS Dakar launched 20 yea...
Tags: Thailand, Motorcycles, Paris, EK, Bmw, Bangkok, Exif, Dakar, Dakar Rally, Wunderlich, Paris Dakar, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Hubert Auriol, USA Italy


FlatNine: A BMW R nineT tracker from VTR

With five different models in the range, there’s a BMW R nineT to suit most tastes—from the cafe-styled Racer to the classic Paris Dakar-inspired Urban G/S. But there’s one style that the Bavarian marque hasn’t attempted yet: flat tracker. The concept of a factory-built R nineT tracker is intriguing, and we’re not the only ones thinking that way. It’s been swirling around VTR Customs’ collective consciousness too, ever since the Swiss crew raced against the Indian FTR1200 concept at the Glems...
Tags: Europe, US, Munich, Motorcycles, Bmw, Dani, Monza, Magura, VTR, Paris Dakar, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Kineo, BMW R nineT, Rizoma, VTR Customs


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 12 April, 2020

A new limited production BMW R NineT from Germany, a slammed Sportster built by two of Jakarta’s top custom shops, and a slick new electric bike from the Swedish manufacturer CAKE. If we could put them all in our garage, we would. Custom Sportster 883 by Newline SC and Garasi 19 It takes a very special Sportster custom to wow us these days, but this machine from two Jakarta workshops did the trick. It’s called ‘The Parama,’ it’s based on a 2003 Sportster 883 Anniversary, and it’s a collabo...
Tags: Europe, Utah, Usa, Germany, Motorcycles, Honda, Dresden, Jakarta, Rotterdam, West Java, Harley, CB, Heinrich, Lancaster Pennsylvania, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles


Zillers Garage Crafts the Futuristic BMW R nineT We All Really Want

Going From Retro Styling to Futuristic The Zillers Garage is a Russian outfit that has created one of the coolest BMW R nineT motorcycles out there. The design studio was going to reveal the motorcycle at the Motovesna Motorcycle Show, but of course, that event was canceled. So, the team showcased it digitally on social media. The first thing you notice about the bike is its custom bodywork. The bodywork is aluminum and painted in a sleek gray. The curves are unique and the cylinder heads poke ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Motorcycle News, BMW R nineT, Custom Bike, Motovesna Motorcycle Show


Now that’s slammed: A BMW R nineT from Zillers Garage

There’s a special place in the custom motorcycle scene for motorcycles that eschew practicality, in order to push boundaries. This BMW R nineT from Zillers Garage in Russia is hardly the ideal grocery getter or tourer, but the level of craftsmanship at play here is on another level. And that’s why we love it. Zillers Garage is run by Dmitry Golubchikov—an AMD Championship winner who wowed us with his custom Vincent a few months ago. He mostly works alone, but occasionally calls in reinforceme...
Tags: Russia, Motorcycles, Bmw, Vincent, Dmitry, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, BMW cafe racer, Dmitry Golubchikov, Zillers, Cafe racers, Zillers Garage, Zillers Facebook Group


Bull Face: An R nineT Pure from Heiwa Motorcycle in Japan

The best thing about the Japanese custom scene is that it defies all conventions. Stroll around the annual Mooneyes show for example, and sure, you’ll see plenty of choppers—but you’ll also see another realm of genre-bending machinery. So while the rest of us argue about the differences between café racers and street trackers, Japan’s top builders continue to operate miles outside the box. Just look at this glorious R nineT Pure from Hiroshima’s Heiwa Motorcycle—our second highlight from t...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Bmw, Hiroshima, Heiwa, Kimura, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Kengo Kimura, Heiwa Motorcycle, BMW R nineT, Mooneyes, Kengo, Bobber Motorcycles, Bull Face


Thor: A next-level R nineT Urban G/S from Sweden

Using a BMW R nineT Urban G/S as a base, this blacked-out and carbon-fiber clad scrambler mixes craftsmanship with a generous helping of post-apocalyptic style. ‘Thor’ is the work of Anton Knutsson of Injustice Customs, who decided to reinvent the classic ‘desert sled’ look for the colder, muddier climate of Sweden. Anton started Injustice Customs in 2016, but his love of motorcycles goes much further back. His father was a European four-stroke dirt bike champ, and Anton followed in his ti...
Tags: UK, Sweden, Motorcycles, Alps, Bmw, Thor, Volvo, Scrambler, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Anton, Susanna, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Beringer


This BMW R nineT is a homage to Rickman Métisse

In the world of vintage desert sleds, the Rickman Triumph Métisse reigns supreme. It was a pretty legit scrambler in its day, and also one of best-looking motorcycles from that era. For VTR Customs boss Dani Weidmann, though, there’s an even deeper connection. Back in the 80s, 17-year-old Dani took an apprenticeship at a company called Meier & Lutziger—the Swiss importer of Rickman frames and parts. Dani fell in love with the classy design of these throwback sleds. When the VTR Customs cr...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Scrambler, Continental, Rickman, Dani, Stefano, Magura, VTR, Kellermann, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Wilbers, Brauchli, VTR Customs


Vagabund’s R nine T custom comes with official approval

Most of us take it for granted that we can modify our bikes. As long as the VIN number is correct and the modifications are not visibly unsafe, there’s rarely a problem. But in some countries, the regulations are real tough. Several territories in Southeast Asia make it virtually impossible to register a custom bike. And in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, there’s the notorious TÜV system. TÜV requires official approval for almost every modified part fitted to a bike. The frame cannot be...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Southeast Asia, Austria, Motorcycles, Bmw, PAUL, Remus, Graz, Germany Switzerland, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Rizoma, Stefan Leitner, Vagabund Moto


Shitanes 61: VTR Customs’ outrageous BMW R nineT

There’s a lot to be said for elegance and subtlety. And there’s also a time and place for going completely over the top. Dani Weidmann and his crew at the Swiss shop VTR Customs can play it both ways. This time, they’ve turned the volume up to 11 and built a BMW R nineT that’s about as subtle as an AC/DC riff. It’s got 136 hp, a stonking 145 Nm of torque, and it’s called ‘Shitanes 61’—a reference to the famous Gitanes motor racing livery from the 1980s. The story starts at the last Swiss ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Michelin, Bmw, Dani, Monza, Magura, VTR, Kellermann, Equipe Ligier, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer, BMW R nineT, VTR Customs, Dani Weidmann, Benken


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 9 December, 2018

A pair of BMW R NineT customs channeling the past and the future, a glorious Rickman Metisse, and an all-time classic Honda race bike. It’s a mixed bag this week. Rickman Metisse by Chelsea Borchert The Rickman Metisse is the quintessential desert sled, and one of the most iconic motorcycles ever. It was developed by the Rickman brothers in England in the early 60s, as a kit that could be ordered to fit the owner’s motor of choice (which, more often than not, was a 650 cc Triumph twin). Bu...
Tags: England, London, Chelsea, Motorcycles, Graham, Honda, Istanbul, Wasp, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Aurora, Rickman, Mehmet, Ural, SEB, Mark Atkinson


Billet Sting: DNA’s honeycomb monocoque BMW

In the world of custom building, the frame is the bit you leave alone—unless you really know what you are doing. Anyone can chop and loop a subframe, but creating a stress-bearing main frame from scratch takes patience, guts and familiarity with concepts like torsional stiffness and tensile strength. That’s one reason the custom scene tends to develop slowly. But occasionally someone comes along and chucks the rulebook in the bin. Which is exactly what a father-and-son team from Greece hav...
Tags: Facebook, London, Greece, Motorcycles, CNC, Dino, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer, BMW R nineT, Hyperpro, Marios, Marios Nikolaidis, BMW cafe racer, Brunel University That, Michelin Power Slick Evo


Maxx Headroom: Gunn Design’s BMW flat tracker

The world of custom motorcycles is full of beautiful machines, but many of them see little mileage. While that doesn’t stop us from admiring them, we’re suckers for bikes that are designed to be ridden in anger. Right now, we’re hooked on this BMW R nineT flat track weapon, built by Dan Riley. Based in Burnsville, Minnesota, Dan’s a freelance graphic and product designer who operates as Gunn Design. The project kicked off in April last year, when Ola Stenegärd himself (then BMW Motorrad’s...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Dan, Gunn, Magura, Dunlop, Burnsville Minnesota, Dan Riley, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Trackers, Racing Motorcycles, Saddlemen, Ola Stenegärd


Plug and Play: A scrambler kit for the BMW R nine T

One of the BMW R nineT’s biggest strengths is its modular construction. You can unbolt the rear part of the frame, and unplug sections of the wiring harness without bricking the electronics. It’s good news for pro builders, and even better news for weekend warriors who want to change things up without too much sweat. The German custom shop Hookie Co. has now exploited this feature with a sharp new scrambler kit for the BMW R nineT. And the bike you see here can be built in an afternoon by any...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Scrambler, Nico, Alcantara, Bates, Kellermann, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Metzeler Karoo, Nico Muller, Hookie Co, Antigravity Lithium


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 30 September, 2018

A wild BMW R nineT from Onehandmade, the CROIG Instagrammers get their mitts on a Street Cup, and the Bultaco Pursang from Easy Riders goes up for auction. Triumph Street Cup by Croig If you are one of the millions of two-wheeled enthusiasts addicted to the ’Gram, you’re probably following @caferacersofinstagram. Run by David Chang and Andy Blashko, the feed has been a hotbed for custom cafes since its inception. But the ‘Motosota’ duo don’t just create content for social media—they get th...
Tags: Europe, UK, US, America, Wes, Motorcycles, Normandy, Cw, Bsa, Peugeot, Billy, Peter Fonda, Zoe, David Chang, Wyatt, Beemer


Moksha: A BMW R nineT from Sinroja and TW Steel

For brothers Rahul and Birju Sinroja, the journey to the top of the custom world has been quite a ride. Today, they have a 2,000 square foot workshop in Leicester, England, and can command top billing at any custom show they care to attend. But the brothers grew up in a small town in India, where motorcycles are merely a form of transport. “We didn’t see a lot of fancy bikes in India back then,” Rahul recalls. “But the ‘ding, ding rumble’ of a 2-stroke Yamaha RX100, or the thump of a Royal E...
Tags: Germany, India, Motorcycles, Bmw, Richard, Yamaha, Escher, Brembo, Rahul, BMW Motorrad, Moksha, Nitron, Leicester England, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 8 July, 2018

Roland Sands massages the R nineT into a vintage-styled thing of beauty, plus the strangest official BMW Motorrad concept bike we’ve ever seen, and a sneak peek at the 2019 Norton Atlas scrambler. BMW R nineT by Roland Sands Design If you’ve been keeping score over the past few years, you’ll know that Roland Sands has incredible vision. No matter which direction he chooses to pursue—tracker, bobber, chopper or racer—the result is invariably spot on. And this build is no different, with an ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Italy, Bmw, Pagani, Norton, Yamaha, Sachs, Neumann, Gonzalo, Hipolito, Kawa, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, KSC, Greg Hageman, Roland Sands


Coyote: How to turn the BMW R nineT into a desert sled

Most factory ‘scramblers’ are more about style than actual off-road ability. And that even includes the BMW R nineT Urban G/S: although it includes the famed Gelände/Straße designation, we wouldn’t take it too far off the beaten track. But for Karles Vives, ability is everything. He’s the founder of the Spanish custom shop Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles, and organizer of the 2,500 km ‘Scram’ tour that happens in North Africa. So when BMW Motorrad Spain gave Fuel a brand new Urban G/S to modify, ...
Tags: Facebook, Spain, Atlantic, Motorcycles, Bmw, Scrambler, Harley Davidson, Continental, North Africa, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, SW Motech, BMW R nineT, Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles, Karles Vives, Karles


Ghost Dog: A BMW R nineT with Samurai style

After three years and several cracking custom builds, the Rotterdam-based duo behind Smokin’ Motorcycles are parting ways. That sounds like bad news, but it’s not. Rob van der Heijden and Maarten Timmer aren’t downing tools for good, they’re just not working under the same banner any more. A great partnership deserves an epic send-off. So here’s the last official Smokin’ Motorcycles build: a brawny BMW called ‘Ghost Dog.’ It’s based on the stunningly popular R nineT, which has helped BMW ...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Rob, Bmw, Jim Jarmusch, Forest Whitaker, Rotterdam, CNC, Maarten, Beemer, Lars, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer, BMW R nineT, Rizoma


Shock Of The New: This BMW is Hookie’s First Modern Build

Any garage accustomed to working on older motorcycles has to shift their thinking when customizing a modern machine. With a brand new bike, there’s zero restoration work to be done—but there’s also a whole whack of modern gadgetry to work around. Our friends at Hookie Co. in Dresden, Germany tackled that learning curve recently. A Swiss customer handed them a BMW R nineT—their first modern donor—and asked them to give it a more classic look. “The only input from the client was inspiration,...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Falcon, Nico, Pirelli, Dresden Germany, Brough Superior, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer, BMW R nineT, Rizoma, Hookie Co, Adrian Flor


(Some) Assembly Required: BAAK’s easy-build BMW R nineT

There are a handful of modern motorcycles that really lend themselves to customization. And if you pick the right one, you might not even have to get your hands that dirty. And that’s fair enough. Although we all swoon at the fabrication skills of rock star bike builders, not everyone has the ability or desire to create a ‘stack of dimes’ weld. Owners of bikes like the Harley-Davidson Sportster and Triumph Bonneville have always been spoilt for choice when it comes to bolt-on modification...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Lyon, Continental, Lucas, Beemer, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Bobber, Harley Davidson Sportster, BAAK Motocyclettes, BAAK


BMW R nineT Scrambler – Auto Expo 2018 Live

BMW Motorrad India has showcased its retro-modern motorcycle, the BMW R nineT...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, BMW Motorrad, BMW R nineT, BMW Motorrad India, Auto Expo 2018