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on April 7th, 2017

Swiss Custom Motorcycle builders VTR customs aren’t novice to to collaboration with high-end luxury brands. Situated in Switzerland, VTR Customs has had the unique opportunity to collaborate with some of the finest luxury watchmakers, as well as fashion and luxury brands such as Belstaff. This off course implies that the custom motorcycles that come out of their workshop are nothing short of the most perfect fit-n-finish that you can find on a custom motorcycle. This time around, the Swiss Atelier has taken a different approach to customisation and collaboration by creating a stunning BMW K100 cafe racer build in partnership with Swiss luxury powerboat maker Boesch.

VTR customs are connoisseurs of BMW motorcycles. Their previous build “Goodwood 12”, which was a BMW R1200 R LC won them the  ESSENZA Design & Drag Racing award. While you would see these guys mostly tinkering around with new BMW motorcycles like the BMW R NineT, this time around VTR has gone proper old-school and brought out “the flying brick” BMW K100 from the 80s.

The BMW K100 cafe racer build is called ‘Boes.ch 100′ with respect to the collaboration with the Swiss boat maker. The build features beautifully handcrafted bodywork that replaces the 80s’ boxy body panels while integrating modern electronics LED lighting systems. The BMW K100 gets its stout and low-slung appeal from the shortened subframe at the back and a completely new handmade fairing at the  front.

Boesch’s powerboat influence comes in the form of the sipo-mahogany mariner wood (which the company uses on their luxury boats) that runs through the length of the K100’s spine. The wooden panels that cover the fairing, tank and rear cowl have been meticulously brought to a exquisite lustrous finish by multiple layer of lacquer. The deep blue colour of the Boes.ch 100’s bodywork along with the wooden panelling and the chrome and metal bits on the tank and fairing transform the BMW K100 cafe racer to an apt road-going companion to their luxury hand-made sea vehicles.

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