BMW R nineT is one of the newest motorcycles built by the German manufacturer and the guys from Urban Motor are the first tuners who had the occasion to modify it.
Their creation is called the Track Grinder and shows what potential for customization has the new BMW R nineT.
Like the stock model the Track Grinder is powered by the air- and oil-cooled version of BMW’s 1170cc boxer engine which delivers a claimed 110 horsepower and 88 pound-feet of torque. The unit didn’t receive any modifications but almost everything else has been completely modified.
One of the most obvious upgrades is the new design of the fuel tank which is complemented by the fresh alloy tail and the new custom seat wrapped in black leather.
The Track Grinder has also received a new Mottogadget Motoscope Pro digital LED dash which looks far better than the stock unit.
Up front you get a circular number holder with a small 50 headlight “hidden” underneath it. Other modifications include a Supertrapp exhaust system, Tarozzi pegs and blacked-out wheels paired with Golden Tyre dual-sport rubbers.
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BMW’s motorcycles are certainly fast, but San Diego BMW Motorcycles wanted to see exactly how high they can raise the bar. Therefore, helped by Shane Kinderis, owner of Alpine Performance in Australia, they’ve tweaked the motorcycle’s water-cooled, 4-stroke in-line, four-cylinder-engine to make it crank out 220 hp (the stock unit delivers a maximum output of 193 hp). Besides the pumped up engine, the motorcycle has also received a new fairing for improved aerodynamics created by Mike Verdugo of Catalyst Composites in Escondido, CA.
After all the modifications were finished, the motorcycle was left on the hands of Erin Hunter and Andy Sills of Hunter Sills Racing, two high speed riders with a huge experience in Landspeed Racing competitions.
The modified BMW S 1000 RR was unleashed on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah and has managed to hit a maximum speed of 224,190 miles per hour on Friday, August 16 2013, thus becoming the fastest motorcycle in BMW’s history.
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It is not an easy decision when it comes to making the purchase of an aftermarket exhaust. The smartest solution is to make a complete research before you make your final decision or to go the easiest way and choose a model that was especially developed for your bike.
If you are a BMW R1200GS rider, LeoVince USA makes your job easier, with its new LV One slip-on exhaust which is especially developed for the 2013 R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure. The exhaust promises to significantly improve the motorcycles performances by improving the medium to high end power performances.
As the R1200GS models were designed for tough and long journeys, the new Leo Vince exhaust was especially developed to suit a bike that is ridden at full throttle. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the exhaust is available with both stainless steel ($479) and carbon fiber canister ($579) options.
Compared to the stock exhaust, the LV One is slightly lighter and also comes with a removable EVO II sound insert that gives you the possibility to adjust the tone and lowers the dB levels.
The LV One slip-on exhaust comes with a two year warranty with registration and repack suggested at 30,000 mile intervals.
Clutch Custom is a Paris based company specialized on modifying motorcycles. The man behind this company is named Willie Knoll and its latest creation is a custom BMW R75/7.
The bike looks impressive and we’ll have to admit that Mr. Knoll find the perfect balance between shapes, colors and components to give to this iconic model a fairly unique appearance.
Unlike the original model, the Clutch Custom version has a more minimalist style which makes it look more like a modern bike than a classic one.
The motorcycle benefited from a comprehensive list of upgrades and almost every component is fresh. The attention to detail is incredible and the catchiest elements are the blue fuel tank and the stylish brown leather seat.
The motorcycle’s frame was lowered at the back end with 4cm, while the fork and the rake angle were also slightly modified. These tweaks give the motorcycle a sportier appearance and work great with the rest of the modifications.
We also need to send a shout at the classy rims that have been powder coated black, with black spokes and stainless nipples. The rims are shod in Coker diamond tires - 19/400 Front and 18/450 Rear.
Hit the jump to see the complete list of upgrades and more pictures of the bike.