BMW R45 Scrambler from Ton Up Garage

“They all make it look so easy.  The volume of brilliantly executed custom bikes flooding our computer screens from both pro and amateur builders alike belie a key fact. Building a beautiful custom bike is not as simple as we hope.  A quick trawl through the graveyard of ebay yields any number of machines filed under “Cafe Racer”, “Scrambler” or “Custom” that just do not work. The best intentions, a smattering of new parts, some creative fabrication and a wealth of inspiration have culminated in an unfortunately failed attempt. As the donor market becomes ever more ploughed for suitable base models these halfway attempts are slipping into the potential project category. This is one such lucky machine that has been saved from its previously butchered custom state and reinvented to realise the ambitions that stirred its initial transformation.

This little R45 landed on its feet. It found itself seeking redemption within the walls of Ton Up Garage in Portugal where Daniel and Pedro have established themselves in the upper echelons of the pro build league. On the Ton Up Garage Bikeshed page you will find a trio of their splendid custom Bonneville’s and a stunning Kawasaki Zephyr build, but this is the first Ton Up Boxer to make it’s way into the Shed. You can see the Ton Up DNA running through the bike.”

This is just a beautiful little scrambler. More pics and the entire write-up here: