BIG BRICK KICKS. Ironwood Custom’s ’86 BMW K100 Cafe Racer
Dutch shop Ironwood Motorcycles has taken an unfinished customer project and really wrapped it up nicely.
Business seems good for Dutch builders Ironwood Motorcycles. Last week it was their sweet restomod Honda that garnered a great response. This week, it’s a Flying Brick that’s reminded us how no serious custom garage collection is complete without at least one example of Bavaria’s take on the inline four. And if we had to choose one right now to add to the collection, it’d be this cafe’d ’86 K100 that would get the nod.
“Our customer, Tristan, brought his 2-year-old custom project to us to be finished in 5 weeks”, says Ironwood boss, Arjan. “On a few points, he was very clear: no fenders, useful tires, as naked as possible but still drive-able and functional. Clearly, what he wanted was more of a daily commuter than a big show bike and he was adamant as to how the bike should look after we were done with it. Luckily, there was enough room for a little of our own input and creativity.”