BMW motorcycles may not seem like the most ideal platform for flat track-inspired builds, but BMW street trackers have been quite popular — particularly the air-cooled boxer twins of the 70s and 80s. The airheads certainly have the durability to handle the dirt track — after all, BMW basically invented the entire adventuring touring machine with the R80GS. That said, we’re seeing BMW trackers built from oilheads, Flying Bricks, enduros, and the rest of the BMW motorcycle lineup.
Below, a selection of our favorite BMW trackers. Go here for BMW scramblers.
Frateschi Funduro: BMW F650 Custom - The BMW F650 Funduro debuted in 1994 as the company’s lightweight, single-cylinder adventure bike — a baby GS packing a 50-hp four-valve Rotax engine, top-notch build quality, and ultra-low running costs. But Visordown.com claims there’s […] 1976 BMW R90/6 Bobber by Burn Up Company - The BMW R90/6 was the largest and most powerful of the Slash-Six models introduced in 1974, designed to up the ante in a horsepower-hungry market. The old R75 engine was bored-out to 898cc, good for […] “Snappy” BMW R65 Scrambler by Unicorn Extreme - A middleweight airhead packing big-bore punch! The BMW R65 was the company’s midsize airhead, introduced in 1978. The 648cc boxer engine made 50 horsepower in the later models, good for a 0-60 time of 5.8 […] BMW R100 “ØD1” by ØNIX Design - A one-owner airhead, rebuilt and handed-down from father to sons… The BMW R100 is a storied classic of the motorcycling world. The last of the airheads, the 980cc Bavarian boxer remains popular among riders, restorers, […] Bavarian Creme Puff: BMW R100 by OLC Moto - The BMW R100 has become one of the world’s most popular platforms for customization. The last of the airheads, it’s a well-built machine, easy to maintain, and has one of the most distinctive engines ever […] “Fuel Tracker HP”: BMW Airhead Street Tracker - When Scram Africa breaks an airhead, it comes back stronger… The BMW R100RS, built from 1976-1984, was powered by a 980cc, 70-hp version of the company’s legendary airhead flat twin engine. The RS was a […] “Sulyap”: BMW R65 Custom by Laguna Choppers - From the builders of Manny Pacquiao’s Lambretta! Elmer R. Reyes is a Filipino Canadian who dropped out of his third year of law school to pursue his true passion: designing, building, and restoring motorcycles. He […] “La Primera” BMW R100 Scrambler by Anathem Garage - “La Primera” — the first build from Anathem Garage! Giancarlo Noe, founder of Anathem Garage, has quite an impressive history on two wheels. He’s been a mechanic for racing teams in World Superbike and the […] BMW R80 “STrial” by Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles - BMW scrambler inspired by the Olympics of Motorcycling… The International Six Days Trials (ISDT) is often called “the Olympics of Motorcycling.” Since 1913, the event has been a supreme test of man and machine, in […] BMW R65 Street Tracker by Magnum Opus - For Sale: BMW R65 inspired by the most successful rally car of all time… When a string of accidents spelled the end of Group B rallying in 1986, the carmakers focused on the production class, […] “SUMO” BMW R80 Scrambler by MUTO Motorbikes - The BMW R80 has become a popular platform for a street-oriented scrambler build. It’s no surprise, really — the air-cooled boxer is tough as nails, built for field repairs, and looks mean when stripped […] BMW R80 Desert Sled by Dust Motorcycles - “Bounty” — a BMW boxer built for the deserts of Dubai… The desert sled may have its roots in the cross-country races of 1960s America, where heroes such as Steve McQueen, Bud Ekins, and Malcolm […] BMW R80ST Scrambler by Reier Motors - A Black Bavarian Lady built for the streets of Munich… The BMW R80ST was a more street-oriented version of the popular R80GS adventurer, offering a smaller 19-inch front wheel and lowered suspension along with the […] BMW R65 Custom by One-Up Moto Garage - Taylor Art of One-Up Moto Garage is one of our favorite young builders. In just four years, the Arkansas native, operating solo out of his 600 square foot shop, has managed to make a name […] BMW R80 Street Scrambler by JM Customs - James Moir and Chris Burnett of JM Customs are living the twinned dream and struggle of running an independent workshop in Perth, Scotland. As James says, “the struggle is real at times, we are growing […] BMW R65 Scrambler “La Bimba” by Toro Moto - Riccardo Micheli, founder of Tuscany’s Toro Moto, has quickly become one of our very favorite builders worldwide. He’s worked as a tuner for various Italian and European race teams and an official BMW Motorrad technician. […] BMW R65 Urban Tracker by Duc Tran - Motorcycles have a special way of healing us and preserving our sanity in a world that can be incredibly chaotic and painful. So it was for Duc Tran, a young father in Austin, Texas, who’s […] BMW K100 Custom by De Angelis Elaborazioni - The BMW K100 may seem an unlikely candidate for customization, but builders have discovered the beauty in the “Flying Brick.” The heavy block of engine, laid flat in the frame, keeps the center of gravity […] BMW R1100GS Supermoto by Toro Moto - Full Motard: Big Bavarian adventure-tourer turned supermoto… The BMW R1100GS, introduced in 1994, was the first of the “oilhead” GS bikes, offering an oil/air-cooled engine with 80 horsepower and stump-pulling 72 lb-ft of torque. GS, […] BMW R100 Scrambler by Kern + Hyde - The BMW R100 “Slash 7” airhead was built in the latter half of the 1970s, a 60-hp flat twin that helped give birth to the modern sport touring motorcycle. Enter Evan Johnson of design and […] BMW R65 Scrambler by Voodoo Garage - “The Rapture,” a radical BMW scrambler… We have seen a lot of BMW airhead builds, but rarely have we seen one with such swagger and attitude. Aptly named “The Rapture,” this 1978 BMW R65 scrambler […] BMW R1200GS Street Tracker by Tony’s Toy - From big Bavarian globe-trotter to sleek urban street tracker… The BMW R1200GS is one of the most successful adventure bikes ever produced, an 1170cc boxer twin that’s conveyed riders around the globe since its introduction […] BMW R100GS Tracker by Fabrizio Grillo - A BMW R100GS rebuilt by an elite Vigili del Fuoco diver after a terrible accident… In his native Italy, Fabrizio Grillo is a diver with the Vigili del Fuoco — aka “Watchers of Fire” — […] BMW R1200R Scrambler by Emporio Elaborazioni Meccaniche - “Titano,” a Bavarian brawler built for the streets of Rome… Recently, Emporio Elaborazioni Meccaniche of Rome was given quite the challenge. A customer wanted to transform his 2007 BMW R1200R into a minimalist, elegant “special” […] BMW R1200 Supermoto by Tony’s Toy Custom Motorcycles - The BMW R1200ST was the sport touring version of the venerable big Bavarian boxer — a “long-distance sprinter” sporting a 110-hp flat twin and controversial vertical headlight. Though the bike received high marks for power […] BMW R100R Scrambler by Cafe Racer SSpirit - Cafe Racer SSpirit of Spain has become one of our favorite builders in recent years. Their build process is highly collaborative with their customers. They like to say they take a journey with their clients, […] BMW R75 Scrambler by Eli Carver - The Carver twins of Texas are quickly becoming two of our favorite builders. Brothers Eli and Tyson began riding motorcycles together about 6.5 years ago after the loss of their parents. As it has been […] BMW G310R Scrambler by DKdesign - Dakar Chou of DKdesign has been doing interior design for more than twenty years, but he’s loved motorcycles ever since he can remember. He rode his motorcycle when he was 12, and it became a […] BMW R nineT Paris Dakar Scrambler - If you know the Paris Dakar rally, you have heard the name Hubert Auriol. Auriol was the first man to win the Dakar on both a bike and in a car. In 1981 and 1983, […] BMW R80 Cafe Tracker by Moto Adonis - The Netherlands has become one of the great hotbeds of custom motorcycle culture, with a staggering array of talented, hard-working builders like Daan and the crew at Moto Adonis. Although the workshop has turned their […] BMW R45 Scrambler by Bolt Motor Co - It seems like so many of our favorite builders are former racers or race car builders. There is a certain racer’s mentality, when every last component — every nut and bolt — must be as […] BMW K100 Tracker by Overbold Motor Co. - Barcelona has become a hotbed for custom bikes, largely thanks to builders like Overbold Motor Co., whose CB750 Nighthawk cafe racer we previously featured. Now the crew is back with another stunner: this time a […] BMW R45 Brat by Unik Edition Custom Cycles - The BMW R45 was introduced in the late 70s, largely aimed at learners and beginners. It looked much like a scaled-down version of BMW Motorrad’s larger bikes, with a 473cc, 35-horsepower boxer motor and 95 […] BMW K100 Scrambler by De Angelis Elaborazioni - Giorgio De Angelis, the man behind De Angelis Elaborazioni of Rome, has been turning out a staggering collection of Bavarian specials. His BMW K1100 cafe racer was one of our most popular bikes of 2016, while […] BMW R80GS Scrambler by De Angelis Elaborazioni - Giorgio De Angelis of De Angelis Elaborazioni is the man who built this incredible BMW K1100 cafe racer, which easily made our list of last year’s best cafe racers. Now Giorgio is back with another burly […] BMW R100RT Tracker by Marmisto - Chris Daniels of Dorset, UK, has an extremely interesting background. Besides building custom bikes, Chris is a conservator, carver, and author of two books on stonemasonry and restoration. Having trained in Venice, he’s carried out […] BMW R100 Tracker by Garage Sheriff - We are thrilled to bring you guys this handsome-as-heck BMW R100RT tracker, which was largely a father/son project between Charles-Élie Dumontier of Montreal’s Garage Sheriff and his dad. As you may know, the R100RT was […] BMW R100 Street Tracker by Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles - (Translated from the original Spanish published in Revival of the Machine.) Using a 1978 BMW R100 RS as a base, we built Brendan–a Scotsman passionate about classic bikes–a motorcycle with a clear inspiration in flat […] BMW R100R Brat Cafe by Rough Cycles - Rough Cycles of Berlin was founded in 2011. Since then, the shop has grown to include three guys and two dogs. They mainly specialize in repairing and customizing Harley Davidsons. However, after more than a […] BMW R80 Brat Tracker by Espiat - Some of the finest builds we come across are from men and women who have abandoned the hustle and bustle of big city life for a quieter existence, more focused on the work of their […] BMW R80RT Brat by Marc Frankhauser - The BMW R80RT, as you may know, was the street-only version of the R80GS adventure/dual-sport. It was popular among police forces across the globe, and it’s become a sought-after platform for customizers like Marc Frankhauser […] BMW Scramblers by Fabrizio of the Vigili del Fuoco - Fabrizio Grillo is a diver with the Vigili del Fuoco in his native Italy. The Vigili del Fuoco, which literally means the “Watchers of Fire,” is Italy’s national fire and rescue service. Fabrizio has combined […] BMW R100 Tracker by Herencia Custom Garage - There have been some incredible customs coming out of Argentina of late. Recently, we got in touch with the boys of Herencia Custom Garage—Federico Lozada and German Karp. “HCG” is an extension of Herencia Argentina, […] BMW R65 Scrambler by Moto Adonis - For some reason, we’re suckers for builds based on old police bikes, such as VTR Custom’s R80. So we were very excited when Daan Borsje of Moto Adonis shared this incredibe scrambler built from a […] BMW R65 Tracker by Honor Motorcycles - Here we have one sweet BMW R65 scrambler/tracker by Honor Motorcycles of Galicia, Spain. The “Honor” brand was established by the owner’s grandfather, Honorino Mendez–an accomplished cyclist and aircraft worker–and the Honor name has graced […] BMW R65 Scrambler by Meat and Grease - We’re big fans of vintage BMW customs, and this R65 scrambler, “MAG01”–the first official build from Meat and Grease of Antwerp, Belgium–immediately jumped out of the crowd. Founder Paul Meys says he started Meat and […] BMW R100 Tracker by Urban Motor of Berlin - Here we have “Stummelstolle,” a beautiful BMW R100R tracker built by Urban Motor of Berlin. It was shot by Christopher Rausch of Motor Rausch. With 65-70 horsepower from that 980cc boxer engine, and even […]