A BMW /5 hybrid with a GSXR?

Anyone have any more info on this bike?  I’ve tripped accross it a few times and I can’t find much about it.

Reader Ride. Awe Inspiring BMW Boxer / Ducati hybrid.

Wow! Talk about craftsmenship! This stunner of a bike comes to us from Steffen Bühring of Germany.

He writes in:
Some pics from Berlin Germany.
This bike cost 3 month hard work, the weight is 180 kilo, 105HP, its look like a BMW, but it is an Ducati (because the frame is from a Duc!)


I speechless. What a great build!





A 1955 BMW R50. Update from a previous post.

Carlos sent in some fantastic Royal Enfield pics recently and is kind enough to send in these beautiful BMW shots of his friends bike.

He Writes in:
It’s fantastic to see how much care u have for bikes.
So, after having sent you some pics of my Royal, I decided to send you as well some pics of a nice BMW R 50 from 1955. “ She “ came from Germany and was restored as the ones used by the Afrika Korps in north Africa during the WW ll by Rommel. “She “ belongs to a great friend of mine. Hope you like it as well.
Kind Regards
Carlos Fragoso

Thank You Carlos!

Stopped by a friends house today for an old fashioned service day.

Unfortunately I couldn’t stay long but I grabbed som pics  with the cell phone.  A lot of these bikes have appeared on the blog before.


A BMW R69 in just the sort of condition that you’d love to find one in..


Indian Brian (bet ya can’t guess why we call him that?) has his beautiful bobber out.



Butches CB200 Cafe.  It an amazingly cool (and small) bike and it sound a lot bigger that it’s size with those pipes.



The driveway when I pulled up…  Thanks Andre!  wish I didn’t have to work today.  Looked like the makings of a great day.

Reader Ride… Monument Valley Wanderlust.

I saw this on ADV rider and Tom was kind enough to give me permission to post this. It’s one of those picture of a lifetime shots that I don’t have enough of myself. What a Shot!

He Writes in:
This was taken moments after arriving at Monument Valley for the night after the Labor Day weekend of 2010. This was my first serious motorcycle trip out of my home state of Virginia. I went with a co-worker that had done the cross country trip a few times, this was his first long trip on his 2003 BMW R1150GS.. The goal was to travel some of Utah’s scenic roads and see some sights. We saw and photographed some incredible scenes on the trip. I have been riding sense 2004 and bought the BMW R1100RT April 2010. The bike is perfect for such a trip and it ran flawlessly.

We rode Routes 24 and 12 and stayed with a couple (Ken and Shirley) in Kanab Utah for Labor Day weekend that is on a motorcycle guest hosting web site. They were top rate hosts that showed us some areas that we probably wouldn’t have seen. Monument Vally was very unreal. I really need to get back out there.


Hard Core Landscape Wanderlust… The Lostrider Panaroma.

I’m glad that Finn gave me to OK to use this photo right after I asked him because I would have probably made a pest of myself till he did.   He took this shot  “from a quick ride I did to Chicago from LA, with a detour around Moab…”  God I can’t wait till I get some free time to go explore on the big DR.  Don’t know about Moab but anywhere outside of flat old Florida would be a nice change.   Please do yourself a favor and go visit his site over at  Tons of great shots that will put you in the mood to go ride and explore.


Thanks Finn.