Tuner house AC Schnitzer is known well for its work on BMW automobiles, making the Ultimate Driving Machine just that much more…well, ultimate. Every now and then though, AC gets their hands on a BMW motorcycle, usually with hit or miss results. This time getting the AC treatment is the BMW F800, the black sheep of the ugly ducklings. While we like where AC Schnitzer is going with this look, we still can’t fathom why a tuning brand has yet to do really any tuning on their motorcycle works bikes. Pictures and more after the jump.
To trying and streetfighterfy (yes, that’s a word) the BMW, AC Schnitzer first fitted the F800 with a belly pan and fairing. These parts clearly are designed to help get the rider’s mind behind the concept that this is a performance motorcycle, and not something our uncle tours around on, or rides on large skyscrapers.
AC’s other highlights include a re-worked suspension setup, with WP forks and an adjustable “Fusion Spring Strut” for the rear. Other enhancements include a new handlebar assembly, and some other cosmetic touches. Engine modifications appear to be skin deep though, with a blacked-out slip-on dual-pipe exhaust seeming to be the only tuning modifications done.
Overall, we’re still a little underwhelmed with what AC Shnitzer has done with the motorcycle, but looking at their recent attempts, they seem to be making improvements. Maybe one day they’ll crack a head open, and start doing some real tuning for the Bavarian brand.