Our latest: 1981 BMW R65
Author: Ellaspede Date Posted:27 October 2023
We recently had the privilege of going on a journey with Douglas and his 1981 BMW R65, transforming it into a custom creation that pays homage to German engineering and our combined design inspiration.
The genesis of pretty much every custom motorcycle project is marked by the acquisition of a donor bike, and for Douglas, that happened three years ago when he obtained this 1981 BMW R65. As Douglas recounts, "I acquired the donor bike about 3 years ago from Tasmania. This particular BMW had a unique history, having been owned by a gentleman who dabbled in trading vintage treasures found in old sheds. The bike bore the scars of a well-lived life, evident in its weathered paint and a damaged front wheel. However, beneath the surface, it possessed the mechanical resilience that made it an ideal candidate for a transformation."