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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


MOTO PHOTOS: 2019 MBE Show, Verona, Italy

Written by Andrew Jones When you think about it, Italy having one of the world’s biggest and best bike shows makes total sense. Like Japan with their bullet trains and the Swiss being so good at watches, motorcycles seem to be at the very heart of the Italian psyche. And one visit to a show like Motor Bike Expo 2019 only drives the point home. It’s not wall-to-wall factory bikes or a bunch of business types ‘shifting units’ and exchanging email addresses. It’s honest-to-goodness, grass-roots ...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Japan, London, Germany, Rome, Dave, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Event, Honda, Verona, Classic, Romeo, Mbe


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


PIPEBURN COMPETITION: Sultans of Sprint’s Best Bikes of 2018

To celebrate the 2018 Sultans of Sprint Series, we’ve decided to team up with Shoei Helmets and A-XOC Technology to give you a chance to have a say on your favourite bike of the series and maybe take home some free gear, too. Below you will see every bike competing in this year’s series. All you have to do is choose your favourite bike – based on its engineering and style – and let us know by leaving a comment below. Tell us the bike’s racing number and then write 25 words or less as to why yo...
Tags: Race, Competition, Motorcycles, Ducati, Sprint, Event, Yamaha, Sakura, Bonnie, Senna, FCR, Racer, VTR Customs, Sultans Of Sprint, Sprint Racer, Workhorse Speed Shop


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

Written by Andrew Jones What is it about ex-police vehicles? As with our four-wheeled brethren, 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 you can prove they were used by the boys in blue. But there’s a real perverse pleasure at play when you take an ex-police bike a turn it into a drag racer. And that thrill is turned up to 11 when you add NOS and a supercharger. So we were overjoyed when Dani ...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Switzerland, Bmw, Classic, Nos, Dani, Magura, VTR, Beemer, Andrew Jones, Racer, R80, VTR Customs, Glemseck, Andri Margadant


PURE AT HEART. The ‘ST33’ BMW R NineT Street Tracker from VTR Customs

Written by Andrew Jones We think it’s fair to say that BMW’s R NineT has made a sizeable impact on the global custom scene since it was launched in 2014. Here was a new bike from a respected brand that builders could actually get excited about modifying. No more begrudgingly done modern customisations with whispered wishes that it was actually a classic from the 70s. No siree. The R nineT had its own look that was cool right out of the box, yet adaptable enough to allow creative minds their o...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Italy, Switzerland, Bmw, Pirelli, Dani, Monza, Magura, VTR, Beemer, Kellermann, Andrew Jones, VTR Customs, Yves Knobel, Andri Margadant


Flame Thrower: The ‘Spitfire’ BMW from VTR and TW Steel

In this era of high tech , when every motorcycle spec sheet seems to contain a dizzying array of acronyms, it’s reassuring to see that old school skills are alive and well. This extraordinary drag racer looks like it belongs on the pages of a 1930s Boy’s Own Annual. But it was completed just a few days ago by VTR Customs of Switzerland, and will race in the Sultans of Sprint series in Europe. VTR’s latest build is based on an R1200 R supplied by BMW. It’s also a collaboration with the Dutc...
Tags: Europe, UK, Motorcycles, Sprint, Switzerland, Raf, Bmw, Spitfire, Dani, Barbara, Magura, VTR, Monza Italy, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, BMW motorcycles, VTR Customs


TOXIC AVENGER. VTR Customs’ Killer ‘White Venom’ BMW R1200R Nitrous Racer

Written by Marlon Slack The Swiss can be a very serious bunch of people. Pragmatic, practical and sometimes a little dry, they’re often considered the chartered accounts of the Europe. But people like the mad crew at VTR Customs prove that there’s an undercurrent of beautiful craziness running through the alps. Maybe it’s in the mountain water. But the end result of this rich vein of madness are bikes like this – a NOS powered BMW R1200R racer dubbed ‘Veneno Blanco’ – Spanish for ‘White Poiso...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Motorcycles, Switzerland, Monaco, Bmw, Goodwood, Blanco, Yamaha, Nos, Dani, Brembo, BST, Magura, VTR, Ohlins


Endurance racer tribute: VTR Customs’ wild BMW K100

If there was ever a golden age of motorcycle racing, we’d pin it on the late 70s and early 80s. Those were the days of the endurance racers, when hairy-chested pilots wrangled big four-strokes around the track for hours on end. Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki battled Italian exotica from Laverda, Ducati and Moto Guzzi, with the added danger of pit stops for extra fuel and fresh rubber. We’re unlikely to see a return to these exciting times—but there’s a resurgence of interest in the era, and it’s...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Hsbc, Italy, Jaguar, Alcantara, Dani, Monza, Suzuki, Magura, Spa Francorchamps, VTR, Kellermann, Moto Guzzi, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 26 March, 2017

Not one but two killer new builds from VTR, the Swiss flavors of the month. Plus a frankly bizarre Moto Guzzi Audace by Vibrazioni Art Design, and a Public Service Announcement about a stolen custom Bonneville. BMW K100 by VTR Customs In the past, inspiration from nautical design has dominated the automotive landscape—creating some of its most fondly remembered eras. But it’s never been a form that translates well to the world of two-wheels. At least not until now. Working with Boesch Boats,...
Tags: Philippines, Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Dubya, Goodwood, Evel Knievel, Exif, Manila, Bjorn, Public Service Announcement, Dani, Bonnie, Cebu City, Magura, VTR


The skinny on building a BMW flat tracker

Some builders search far and wide to find the perfect donor. But, sometimes, the right bike literally rolls through the door. This BMW belonged to a 75-year-old Swiss gentleman who had just decided to hang up his helmet. So he took his R75/7 to his local dealer and asked them to sell it for him. That dealer just happened to be Stucki 2Rad—and the Beemer just happened to be perfekt for their VTR Customs division. Shop boss Dani Weidmann had been itching to build a flat track-inspired airhead—...
Tags: Motorcycles, Switzerland, Bmw, Tracker, Harley, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Dani, Magura, VTR, Beemer, Willoughby, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Motogadget, VTR Customs


‘Eddie 21’ BMW R1200R Racer – VTR Customs

Think about American motor racing legend Eddie Lawson for a moment. You’re probably picturing him on the early 80s Kawasaki Z1000 he made famous. Or maybe it’s the mid 80s 500cc World Championship Marlboro Yamaha. Or, at a stretch, it could be his Rothman’s Honda of the late 80s. And unless you’d had one too many disco biscuits, a The post ‘Eddie 21’ BMW R1200R Racer – VTR Customs appeared first on Pipeburn.com.
Tags: Motorcycles, Switzerland, Bmw, Honda, Eddie, Kawasaki, Rothman, Racer, VTR Customs, R1200R, Eddie Lawson


Electra Glide In Red: Tricana’s ‘Hot Racer’ Harley FLH

Don’t be fooled by the conservative stereotype: the Swiss have a long-standing love of fast bikes. The small country has given us the racing builders Egli and Suter, and workshops like Britalmoto, Erne’s Euromotos, VTR Customs and Erbacher. To that list we can now add Tricana, based in the tiny French-speaking mountain village of Chamoson (pop. 3,461). Shop boss Jonathan Natário has just built a custom Electra Glide that can shred on the drag strip and the twisties. We met Jonathan at Whee...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Portugal, Switzerland, Barnett, Harley-davidson, Yamaha, Jonathan, Marty, Suter, Lindt, Egli, AgustA, Custom Motorcycles, Suzuki GSX R, Erbacher


Life’s A Drag: The Sultans Of Sprint at Wheels & Waves

The top European builders may be deadly serious about their craft, but they also have a sense of humor. Right now, 18 teams are getting ready for the first round of the Sultans Of Sprint race series, pitched as “turbocharged flying carpets built and raced by creative gearheads.” It’s the brainchild of ‘Sonic’ Séb Lorentz (below), proprietor of The Lucky Cat Garage. All races are an eighth of a mile long, will start with the customary flag girl, and require bikes to be under 1400cc. Other th...
Tags: Porsche, Motorcycles, Sprint, Paris, Switzerland, Dell, Kingston, Harley Davidson, Biarritz, Harley, Yamaha, Biarritz France, Moto Guzzi, Buell, VTR Customs


Custom Bikes Of The Week

A fire-breathing BMW R1200 R cafe racer, a Honda CB from Hollywood favorite Dustin Kott, and a Ducati Monster ‘Diesel’ special edition given a further layer of custom magic. Meet the bikes that buttered our toast this week. Honda CB550 by Kott Motorcycles A few weeks ago, the internet went agog over a video of Ryan Reynolds waxing poetic about his Kott Triumph. As gorgeous as Deadpool’s ride is, we’d seen it before and wanted something new. Thankfully, Kott Motorcycles isn’t keen on disappoi...
Tags: Hollywood, Motorcycles, Ducati, Paris, Korea, Poland, Bmw, Deadpool, Honda, Ryan Reynolds, Diesel, Goodwood, Falcon, Fred, Ford Falcon, VTR