When you think ‘custom bike’, the first image that comes to mind is of a pristine example under a dust-cover in an immaculate garage. Not so the BMW custom designed by the Danish company Wrenchmonkees destined for the wild roads of Mauritania.
Bratstyle, bmw, the colour, open. Immaculate style from one of Germany's top custom bike builders, Urban Motor of Berlin. The brief from the client was for a "city-cruising-bobber-brat-style-Beemer" and this beauty is what they delivered.
Custom motorcycles are often about sacrifice. As looks improve, functionality suffers. So it’s good to see the occasional long-haul machine given the custom treatment—like this 1978 BMW from Crowe Customs of Portland, Oregon.
One of the most prolific BMW customizers in Europe is Kevin Hill. Based in the picturesque country of Devon, England, been turning out a steady stream of BMW customs for nearly five years now. This 1983 built for a Belgian enthusiast, is his latest.