BMW R75/6 cafe racer
1970s-era BMW airheads respond well to the cafe racer treatment. But you don’t often see one with a mono-shock conversion. This cafe racer is a 1976 R75/6 owned by graphic designer Casey Wilkinson of the motorcycle-mad Wilkinson Brothers, and he spotted it at the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. Despite having 100,000 miles on the clock, Casey bought it, and started drawing up a racy profile for his new acqusition. He mocked up a subframe and swingarm with quarter-inch steel round bar, and…
BMW R100S by Michael Woolaway of Deus
You don’t see many 1970s BMW R-series customs in the USA. But this very sharp R100S cafe racer should prompt a few searches for old airheads on eBay. It’s set for launch at The One Motorcycle Show in Austin this weekend, and was built by Michael Woolaway, motorcycle design director at Deus USA. The R100S was one of BMW’s more sporting bikes, with a quarter-mile time of just under 13 seconds. The ‘S’ designation meant you also got a small fairing, twin discs at the front, lower bars and a…
Wilkinson Bros BMW R75/6 Cafe Racer
One of the bikes of Good Spark Garage owned by Wilkinson Brothers' Casey Wilkinson. It's a 1976 BMW R75/6 stripped down with a cafe racer spin.
Wilkinson Bros W650 Cafe Racer
This 2000 Kawasaki W650 is used as a shop bike for Wilkinson Bros. Its British looks and Japanese reliability make for fun, dependable commuting.