25 Aug
Reviving the spirit of the 1976 Daytona-winning Butler & Smith

Custom motorcycle builder Barn Luck‘s BMW “Bavarian” motorcycle reincarnates the spirit of the 1976 Daytona-winning Butler and Smith BMW superbike. Designed with a vintage lightweight appearance with many custom features such as rear pan and seat, side panels and fenders, vintage motogadget instruments, and a custom battery eliminator. Other noteworthy attributes include telescopic front fork 175mm wheel travel, boxer […]


27 May
Just unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Following up to the boxer-engined BMW Concept 90 last year, BMW Motorrad just showed off their Concept Roadster at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. This sportier revamp of the classic roadster has a powerful 2-cylinder boxer engine, single-sided swing arm with cardan drive and a lightweight light blue tubular space frame. Its wedged silhouette bears a […]


5 May
Nearly four decades of custom Bimmers collected

Beginning in the 1970’s with Alexander Calder being commissioned to paint a BMW race car for driver Herve Poulain in the 1975 Le Mains endurance race, the tradition of the BMW art car has flourished. In the decades that followed that first custom car in ’75, 17 art cars have since been added to what has […]


What do you get when you stuff a high-revving Ferrari V8 engine into vehicle the size of a GoKart, and run the power through a BMW M3’s transmission straight to gargantuan tires (315 mm rears, 285 millimeter up front)? Why you probably get death, but a helluva fun way to find it. The French made […]


As we noted with the Motorrad R nineT Motorcycle, BMW’s Motorrad division is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. Helping to celebrate this grand birthday, French motorcycle helmet maker Les Ateliers Ruby have crafted a limited edition Munich 90 collection of its helmets — including the Pavilion, Belvedere and Castel models — and brushed them […]


21 Oct
Bavaria's new highly modifiable flat twin cafe racer

BMW’s new Motorrad R nineT motorcycle is essentially to Bavaria what the Speedster is to Harley-Davidson: a highly modifiable entry level bike aimed to open up the company to a new strata of buyer. As they describe, the R nineT personifies BMW’s “pure riding” philosophy down to the last detail, with state-of-the-art BMW motorcycle technology […]


We jump into BMW’s renewed third generation M6 Coupe supercar, just to see if Bavaria’s regained its mojo. With menacing authority — and 580 horses + 500 lb-ft of torque — the carbon fiber crowned sled definitively says yes. The high performance GT is about all you can handle. All images by James Bailey. I’m […]


You might’ve seen the T-REX before — an odd but fun-looking 3-wheeler built by 18-year-old Campagna Motors. Hand-built in Boucherville, Canada, Campagna Motors has normally powered its T-REX with a Kawasaki powerplant, and its sister 3-wheeler the V13R with a Harley-Davidson engine. The brand new 16STM will be the first to be powered by a 160-horsepower […]

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