Photo special: Mostra Scambio Vespa 2020

Yesterday, C-Mine Genk welcomed the fifth edition of Mostra Scambio Vespa. What originally started as a Vespa show, has grown to an event where custom builders like Deep Creek Cycleworks and Schepers Motor Design can display their work too. This year The Old Garage’s striking Ducati drag racer (nickname: The Dwarf) caught our attention, and it’ll certainly turn heads at this year’s Glemseck too.

Enjoy photographer Michele Micoli‘s photo series:

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Photo special: Bikes at the C-mine

Bikes at the C-mine is a new motorcycle event which takes place three times this summer at the photogenic C-mine in Genk (Belgium). The concept is simple: a laid-back get-together of motorcycle riders and enthusiasts. You’ll mainly see classic bikes and customs, and if you’re thirsty or hungry, you’ll be taken care of.

Photographer Michele Micoli took his camera to last Wednesday’s event (which was the 2nd edition). This is what he saw:

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Photo special: Matchlight Motorcycle Show 2019

Yesterday the second edition of the Matchlight Motorcycle Show took place in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. As the organizers describe it: “a carefully curated collection or hand-picked vintage and custom motorcycles by some of Europe’s best builders”. A few pics I took:

Very impressive, supercharged 1975 Ironhead by Kruyswater Motorfietsen:

Descendant Of A Weapon by Simon’s Custom:

1970 Shovelhead by Pancake Customs:

Piss Yellow Panhead by James Bull:

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BMW Motorrad Dealer Clash 2019

After the first Dealer Clash last year, the Belgian en Luxembourg dealerships again had a chance to show their custom building skills during the BMW Motorrad Dealer Clash 2019.

The contest’s concept changed a bit: next to the BMW R nineT Pure, also the R nineT Urban G/S, Racer and Scrambler were allowed as donor bikes for a custom creation. Moreover – and in contrast to the 2018 edition – the result had to be street legal.

The 18 participating dealerships are presenting their custom bikes in the BMW Brand Store in Brussels this week. Earlier today a professional jury picked their top 3:

1. R90 Shades Of Grey by Motorsport Mabbe:

2. Back To Basics by Louyet Motor:

3. Two In One by Ginion Motorbikes:

If you’d like to check out the 18 bikes in the flesh in the BMW Brand Store, you have until March 18th (Waterloolaan 23, 1000 Brussels, open from Monday till Saturday, 10.00-18.30, free admission).

After the expo the bikes will go back to the dealerships where they’ll be exhibited during the opening weekend of March 23rd and 24th.

For more pics and a look at the realization of the bikes, check the Dealer Clash site.