BMW R65 "Cafe Racer" by Ell-on-Wheels

Our Beasties were due for a service … we have the supreme luxury of a BMW trained specialist mechanic, 2mins (if that!) from where we live, and without the usual BMW service price tag!!

This little beastie, in for service, was spotted at Phils, I asked if it would be Ok to take some images … sure said Phil, the owner will get an even ‘bigger head’ if he knew you were taking images of his bike!! ;o)

BMW’s, modern Cafe Racer styled m’bike

Thank you Wiki!! :o))

Canon 50D, 50mm f1.8
Available light (bright sunny Spring afternoon)
Straight from camera, no post-ed

Images below are clickable

Capturing people being people, and the finer details of four and two wheeled blingy classic automotives – two fave ‘topics’ of imagery :-))

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  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 4 years ago

    extremely slick Ell!

  • Thank you very much Georgie :-)
    This little beast was actually much harder to capture than first thought: was seriously bright sunlight at the time, the bike is white, industrial area (with power lines, street signs, traffic, etc) and was up on it’s center stand rather than kick stand, which would have given it a more ‘seductive’ pose … but, just did the best I could with the given image-situation as presented … as you do :-)

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscambleover 4 years ago

    Lovely motorcycle and it looks great in Black & White.

  • Thank you Jordan :)
    It’s a sweet little beast, but so tiny compared to our BIG beasties ;)

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufiover 4 years ago

    Small is best when it comes to bikes, Ell. Needs drop bars though. Chrome looks great in B+W ( but of course, you know that; he he!) :—))

  • I know, I know, “great things come in small packages” BUT!
    I’ll have my BIG Beast with her creature comforts any day over this wee bike with zero comforts! ;-) … Mmmm, chrome! :-)~

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufiover 4 years ago

    I like a bike that turns when you think about it, when you just flex one bum muscle. Tight frame, stiff shocks, low weight and lots of revs. Can you lift your BM when it falls over?? :—))

  • Rhetorical Q: I get other people to lift it for me!! … I’m not silly ;-)

    Ahhh Rhoufi, you need to meet my BIL (‘brother-in-law’) rides an old Norton Commando … can hear you and he waxing lyrical about old bikes already! ;-)

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • PPPhotoArt
    PPPhotoArtover 4 years ago

    wow absolutely awesome capture and bike!!!

  • Thank you Patricia :-)
    It’s a good looking bike in it’s own way, but not my style – I prefer something much much bigger ;-)
    Nonetheless, a fun bike to try and capture :-)

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Hugh :-) … I have a ‘thing’ for motorbikes :-)
    … well, pretty much anything that has a lot of shine and ‘bling’!! ;-)

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • rosson1
    rosson1over 4 years ago

    Congratulations, this work was Featured in Petrolheads

  • #Thank you so much for the feature!!! :-D

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • resin8n
    resin8nabout 4 years ago

    Now this is a wonderful series of photos of a cool looking cafe racer. Like the POV and processing. I’m curious Ell, where the specialist BM mechanic might be as I’m always traveling acros town to get mine serviced.

  • Thanks so much Bill :o))
    No processing, straight from camera :o))
    Beemer ‘Specialist’ is in Cheltenham (see link in image description) which I think is still a little too far for you, unfortunately :o/

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • resin8n
    resin8nabout 4 years ago

    That’s one well cared for machine. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the link Ell, Your right, possibly a little further than where i currently go, which is Ringwood. Thanks thought :)))

  • It certainly is a well-cared for machine, doubt it would see any bitumen during Winter! ;o)) Thanks again Bill :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicabout 4 years ago

    Oohhhhhh.. I miss riding! fabulous images here Ell!!

  • Had loads of fun capturing this little beastie :-D
    Well then MsB, sounds like time you got back in the saddle then! :o)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

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