We’ve received two very totally different observe bikes on supply this week: a contemporary BMW endurance racer, and a Ducati 999 from XTR Pepo. Plus a XSR700 rally version by Deus, attractive bolt-on upgrades for the R nineT from Hookie Co., and a easy however trendy quick movie from Age of Glory.
BMW S1000RR by Loopy Storage Fashionable superbikes are technological marvels that will run rings across the racers of yesteryear. However visually, most depart us chilly. Right here’s one resolution: a 199 hp BMW S1000RR redressed as an 80s endurance racer.
It’s the work of Loopy Storage in Korea, and was constructed for a buyer that wished yesterday’s appears with immediately’s efficiency. And it’s no present pony both—it’s really the shopper’s observe day bike. So it already had cast wheels, Brembo brakes, Bitubo suspension and a Speedy Bike EVO put in.
That left Loopy Storage to give attention to cosmetics. On went a customized fairing, bellypan and tail part, all comprised of fiber bolstered plastic. The S1000RR’s tank remained, however it shed a few of its plastic cowl panels.
The entrance finish is simply excellent, with an offset headlight and perforation, and there’s a single tail mild embedded out again. This RR additionally options some carbon protecting bits, just a few hop up components and a Racefit exhaust mounted on a customized hanger. The livery’s a play on BMW’s motorsport colours, swapping pink for orange. [More]
BMW R nineT equipment by Hookie Co. We’ve already featured a trendy R nineT equipment from Hookie Co. And now the German store has returned with a comply with up—a set of bolt-on components that value much less, and end in a extra refined rework of the Bavarian boxer.
They’ve dubbed their instance bike ‘Road Eagle,’ and primarily based it on a 2018 R nineT Scrambler. (However these components ought to match most R nineTs with ease). And the main target is on small DIY adjustments which have most impression. This equipment works with the inventory gas tank, however right here Hookie have given it a intelligent geometric livery, with a blacked-out part that transforms its strains.
Many of the motion is going on out again. The Alcantara-wrapped saddle is a direct match for the nineT, and the ‘Eagle Scrambler tail’ attaches on to the nineT’s passenger subframe. It features a rear loop, an aluminum plate and a Snake cargo strap.
This construct’s completed off with Kellermann flip alerts and combo turn-signal-tail-lights, a Okay&N air filter and an Arrow exhaust. The bar-end mirrors are from Motogadget, and the headlight’s an LED quantity. It’s an awesome spin on the inventory nineT, and one thing we’d be tempted to attempt ourselves, given the prospect. [More]
Yamaha XSR700 by Deus ex Machina Earlier this yr, Deus ex Machina hosted the Sardinia Basic Deus Swank Rally—a throwback to the unique Rally di Sardegna. And so they fielded a motorbike too: this oddball-looking Yamaha XSR700, piloted by high cross-country mountain biker Marco Aurelio Fontana.
It’s perform over type: for extra off-road potential, Deus put in an entire Yamaha Tremendous Ténéré 1200 front-end, together with its 19” tubeless entrance wheel. They tuned the forks to match the XSR’s decrease weight, then put in an Öhlins shock out again, together with a brand new linkage to extend journey. The rear wheel’s a 17” tubeless unit from Kineo, and the tires are Metzeler Karoo 3s.
Up high is a hand-shaped aluminum gas tank, adopted by a customized saddle. The remainder of the bodywork is all plastic grime bike fare from the Acerbis catalog. And the hand-guards are classic plastic shields mounted on new Acerbis braces.
Different upgrades embrace a pukka highway e book holder, a hand-made aluminum bash guard, and a customized two-into-one exhaust from SC Challenge. Between the XSR’s candy parallel-twin motor and the retro rally fashion, this one certain appears like enjoyable. [More]
Ducati 999 by XTR Pepo Pepo Rosell is the closest factor to a mad scientist the customized scene has. The previous head of Radical Ducati has a approach of constructing bikes that look quick, borderline ridiculous, however all the time superior. This time, he’s labored his magic on the Pierre Terrblanche-designed Ducati 999.
This one began as a 2004-model 999, however aside from the trellis body and motor, there’s not a lot left to acknowledge it by. It now wears a RAD gas tank with Lightech gas cap, and a RAD tail part, with upholstery by Pepo himself. The fairing’s from RAD too, and includes a signature XTR endurance mild.
With uncovered belts and snaking two-into-one headers (they’re from Fresco, with a Spark muffler), the Ducati’s mechanical bits dominate the view. Pepo remapped the ECU too, and put in a light-weight LiPo battery. The carbon fiber water pump guard, LED flip alerts and clip-ons are all from the XTR components catalog.
As a lot as we love the unique 999, there’s no denying that XTR Pepo‘s rework is kick-to-the-jaw cool. We’d like to see—and listen to—it unleashed on the observe. [More]
‘Escape the Metropolis Limits’ by Age of Glory For many individuals, bikes are extra than simply transport—they’re a method of escape, too. The French attire firm Age of Glory feels that approach and has launched a brief movie known as Escape the Metropolis Limits.
It’s a celebration of leaving the town behind and heading for the hills. And one of the best ways to try this is clearly on two wheels (ideally classic) and with good mates.
Sounds about proper to us. Seize a cup of espresso, and have a watch under.