For those of you that haven’t yet heard of Bike EXIF, it’s a slick website that features a variety of unusual motorcycles, both classic and modern. The latest offering from the site is the Bike EXIF Motorcycle Calendar, and it’s full of bikes from professional builders like Falcon Motorcycles, Deus Ex Machina and the Wrenchmonkees, along with bikes you’ve seen in the pages of Motorcycle Classics, including two lovely custom cafés.
The first is Rene Waters’ custom Ducati 900 GTS, which appeared in the July/August 2010 issue of Motorcycle Classics. The bike began life as a 1978 Ducati 900 GTS wearing a host of mismatched parts. Today it sports a set of chrome 17-inch wheels from a newer Ducati 1000 Sport Classic, upside-down Showa adjustable forks from an ST4, new electrics and new electrics and gauges from a Monster. “It’s my take on what the SportClassic could have been,” say Rene. To read the MC story on Rene’s Ducati, go here.
The second bike in the calendar that may look familiar to readers is Josh Withers’ BMW special. The ocean-blue BMW was once a rough 1973 R650/5, but it later recieved a 980cc engine transplant form a 1979 R100S, along with lots of custom work to turn this Toaster into something different. To read an excerpt from the MC story on Josh’s BMW, go here.