Return of the Cafe Racers - BMW R26 the Loud Kraut

BMW R26 the Loud Kraut

"All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone" The sad individual responsible for that quote obviously never had a motorcycle project in the shed waiting to be worked on!  This BMW R26 named "The Loud Kraut" was the result one man's wife leaving him for 8 months to teach abroad.…




All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone

The sad individual responsible for that quote obviously never had a motorcycle project in the shed waiting to be worked on! 

This BMW R26 named “The Loud Kraut” was the result one man’s wife leaving him for 8 months to teach abroad. While this of course would have been a difficult time, I think it’s safe to say that for this R26 that event was nothing but good fortune.
Builder Steve from Germany wanted to create a bike that was a salute to it’s original engineers. It’s a quality rebuild that embraces the classic BMW style. While the white walls and the paniers may not have been quite what BMW had in mind I’m sure the Loud Kraut would have them smiling.

Read more like this

Return of the Cafe Racers - Father’s Son – Le Bouterollier BMW R60/7

Father’s Son – Le Bouterollier BMW R60/7

Experiences from our youth can have a profound effect on what we do later in life. For Jean-Pierre, it was time spent with his father on their BMW R60/7. Despite pursuing a…

Continue Reading
Return of the Cafe Racers - Blue Fix – Sinroja R19 BMW R80/7

Blue Fix – Sinroja R19 BMW R80/7

Customer requests and customer needs are two very different things. UK’s Sinroja Motorcycles are always happy to oblige with customer requests. However, they’re also very familiar with the challenges of bike building.…

Continue Reading
Return of the Cafe Racers - RetroRides K100 Cafe Racer

RetroRides K100 Cafe Racer

Brazillian workshop Retrorides is the result of forty years of hard work by two generations of the Lourenço family. Nestled a couple of hours out of São Paulo in the town of…

Continue Reading