SECOND COMING. Diamond Atelier’s ‘Mark II Evo’ BMW R100R Cafe Racer
Germany’s Diamond Atelier craft motorcycles so clean you could eat off them. And they don’t do one at a time – the team work and refine a design, gather the parts and build a limited run of them. It’s a clever process that keeps the workshop humming and price well below frightening. This year they’ve nipped, tucked and tidied one of their previous classics to make the Mark II Evo, a lean cafe racer based around a BMW R100R.
The basis for the new Mark II Evo is, funnily enough, their stellar Mark II. “It was our most successful project,” Diamond Atelier’s Tom Konecny says, “But as you know, we never just sit back and relax. The idea behind our ‘series’ bikes has always been to perfect the building process and deliver the highest level of craftsmanship”.