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The Mutant: An Angry BMW R80 by Ironwood Motorcycles

The Mutant: An Angry BMW R80 by Ironwood Motorcycles

BMW R80 cafe racer by Ironwood Motorcycles
There’s no sign of the popularity of the BMW R-series waning. It’s been massaged and twisted in every direction, and just as we think we’ve seen it all, along comes something that blows our socks off. Case in point: this killer R80 from Arjan van den Boom.

Arjan’s shop, Ironwood Custom Motorcycles in Amsterdam, gets regular orders for BMW builds. ‘The Mutant’ is Arjan’s twelfth boxer, and it’s a stark reminder that there are still new and exciting ways to customize an airhead.

BMW R80 cafe racer by Ironwood Motorcycles
Since this R80 was a personal build, Arjan had no brief. So he decided to cut loose, and create something that would stand out. “It was all about making a rad one-off machine,” he tells us. “Most of our projects are on commission—so this had to be something else.…

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