Old school. Harley WLA turned into a bobber, like the WWII vets would have made when they returned home. Cool springer front end and flared fishtail pipes.
Called ‘The Gonzo’, this is a heavily customized 1976 R45 that builder David Borras describes as “terribly underpowered, but indestructible”.
1970s-era BMW airheads respond well to the cafe racer treatment. But you don’t often see one with a mono-shock conversion. This 1976 R75 is owned by graphic designer Casey Wilkinson, and it's one of 13 bikes featured in the 2014 Bike EXIF Custom Motorcycle Calendar. Get yours from https://www.octanepress.com/book/bike-exif-custom-motorcycle-calendar-2014
Some custom motorcycles are so outlandish that they grab your attention immediately. Others are so understated and classy that, once you notice them, you can’t look away. Like this BMW R90/6 from the Spanish builder Cafe Racer Dreams.
BMW's elegant sport-tourer R1200S has been given a radical makeover by the Spanish workshop Cafe Racer Dreams. It's one of the most brutal-looking customs we've ever seen.