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Federal Moto BMW R100

Our custom motorbike crush today comes from a small garage in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, called Federal Moto. This sharp build ticks all the right boxes, a sleek trimmed-down Cafe Racer that pays tribute to the past. Named "The Five”, the BMW R100 has been stripped to its essentials and fitted with a front fender, mini handlebar switches, leather grips, a airbox hole cover, a headlight capped off with a mesh guard, and a dual-shock setup under the custom leather seat. The seat features an embedded LED with the tail light and turn signals. The motor was also entirely rebuilt and treated with a pair of Mikuni VM34 carbs. Beauty.



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Vagabund BMW R80RT

One of our favorite custom motorbikes ever, is the spectacular BMW R100R by Vagabond Moto. Today we showcase another work of art by the Austrian duo, designer Paul Brauchart and mechanical engineer Philipp Rabl - a 1990 BMW R80RT they call "Vagabund V05”. Vagabund´s inspiration for almost every project is to build very clean and minimalistic bikes which are nice to ride and are still legal for road use. In the case of this R80RT build, the main focal point was to co...
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YAMAHA VIRAGO | BY DOCS CHOPS | Image

YAMAHA VIRAGO | BY DOCS CHOPS

Another stunning custom Yamaha by Greg Hageman from Docs Chops. We had featured recently another of his customs, a Mid-80s Virago Cafe built for Season Two of Cafe Racer on the Discovery Channel. His latest build is this radical 1982 Yamaha Virago transformation, another eye-popping café racer. Check out Greg´s talent for transforming rusty bikes into beautiful machines on his website. source images by: erick runyon...
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HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES | BY KISKA | Image

HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES | BY KISKA

Renown Swedish Motorcycle brand Husqvarna have unveiled two exciting new street models at the International motorcycle Expo EICMA in Milan. The 401 VITPILEN and 401 SVARTPILEN are inspired by the rebellious spirit of the golden age of the brand in the 60s and 70s. Both models have been reduced to the bare functional essentials, free of gimmicks, gadgets and extravagant design embellishments, they combine modern technology, cutting-edge design and high quality hardwa...
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