My name is Joeri from the Netherlands and the owner of BikeBrewers.com. This site is all about custom motorcycles with a focus on cafe racers, scramblers, bratstyle & classic custom bikes. My main goal is to give you a view on the great world around custom bikes and their builders (I call them “Brewers” ;)) and inspire you to make one your own (at a certain day) or just enjoy watching bikes. So I feed you with awesome designs, great stories and handy how-to’s to get inspired for your own project ;).
Building a custom motorcycle is pretty much the same as brewing a beer: it’s requires skills, perseverance and an eye for detail. And just like a good beer: in the end it’s all just a matter of taste.
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This is me getting ready for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2016:
Motors are in my blood with a grandfather (re)building bikes from his younger years. In the past few decades he has built and rebuilt some icons like an Indian Scout, Norton Commander and bikes from rare brands like Ariel, FN and Matchless. Displayed in a draughty barn with low-tech security, I loved to hang around these iconic bikes. Hoping to ride one my own some day. Here is a picture of him:
At the age of 85, grandpa died (a natural dead, because his words always where: “a good motorcyclist dies in bed) and left me a rare FN M71 classic motorcycle which is displayed at my office:
This was the starting point of a mission to start my own collection of bikes. But after a couple of years just riding a motor I think it was time to build a custom ride myself. But next to my plans to build my own cafe racer, I love to build websites. So I came up with the idea to start a website around the wonderful world of motorcycle customs. Not only displaying other wonderful customs, but also to show the cycle of my own café racer project. I’ve bought a ’72 Honda CB500 for my first project:
Step by step I’m taking parts off, rebuild them and hopefully within a year or so (started in September 2015) I can take it out of my garage and ride it…
My ‘daily’ bike is a 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer (#2471), simply because this is one of the most beautiful bikes in my opinion and a lot of fun to ride. I rode several other bikes before this one, but the Guzzi brings me back to the real essence of riding.
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