My name is Joe 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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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 on my own someday.
At the age of 85, grandpa died (a natural death, because his words always where: “a good motorcyclist dies in bed) and left me his passion for everything on two wheels with a motor in between. My ‘daily’ bike is a 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer, 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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PS. I’m also working on a small selection of typical cafe racer gear with the brand BRAAP. Check it out here.