1979 BMW R80 Skyway Boardracer

Traditionally, bicycles have taken tech and styling cues from motorcycles — not the other way around. But this custom BMW R80 flips that convention on its head. Inspired by 80s BMX bikes with Skyway Tuff Mag wheels, it perfectly captures the aesthetic. The art of any custom bike is in the details, and the Skyway Boardracer is loaded with them. Internal throttle and clutch cables along with Motogadget instruments and switches keep the appearance exceptionally clean. A custom one-foot braking system eliminates the brake lever, and handmade pieces like the battery cover and CNC'd exhaust tips and the finishing touch. More than just a styling exercise, the updated suspension pieces also make this R80 a joy on the road.

Photos: Devin Paisley

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