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Setting the bar: UFO Garage’s BMW R100R cafe racer

Setting the bar: UFO Garage’s BMW R100R cafe racer

BMW R100R custom motorcycle by UFO Garage
We’re always on the hunt for custom motorcycles that push boundaries. So if you’re going to tread familiar territory, you better do an exceptional job of it.

This right here is a classic BMW cafe racer—a genre that’s quite frankly been done to death. But unlike ninety percent of the airhead cafés we see, this R100R from Spain is perfectly balanced, amazingly well finished, and devoid of clichés.

BMW R100R custom motorcycle by UFO Garage
It’s the work of Efraón Triana at UFO Garage, a builder with exceptional taste. He turned a modern Harley Sportster into a 1950s homage a while back, landing himself in our 2018 Top 10.

The goal here, he tells us, was to build a “real luxury café racer,” with an emphasis on elegance.…

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