Wunderlich Curarê – The Gulf Oil BMW S1000RR

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Named after the poison used by Brazilian Indians to tip their arrow with for hunting, the Wunderlich Curarê is the German tuning house’s take on the BMW S1000RR. Clad in the blue and orange colors of Gulf Oil Racing and plenty of carbon fiber and titanium, the Wunderlich Curarê is mix of something new with something old, and celebrates 25 years of the company’s business. Making only modest performance enhancements to the S1000RR, Wundrlich has instead focused its efforts on improving the bikes ergonomics and aesthetics (they left the winking headlight in though). Photos and more after the jump.

Replacing the BMW’s clip-on handlebars, Wunderlich added a single raised flat-bar handlebar, which allows the rider to remain seated more upright, but also places the arms farther out, giving a rider better leverage over the steering column. The vinyl seat has been replaced with a non-slip ultrasuede, which Wunderlich says helps the rider stay connected to the bike, but we just think it looks better than the standard neglected seat aesthetic.

Wunderlich has also added a Leo Vince exhaust with a “performance box” (we assume this means a Power Commander), which helps boost the S1000RR’s performance figures, and the double-bubble windscreen helps one tuck-in when traveling at ludicrous speed. You might find fault in the choice of paint schemes, as the Gulf Racing look is beginning to get played out a bit too much to our liking. Still with the bone crushing power that BMW S1000RR has become known for, its a bike we wouldn’t mind in our garage.

Source: BikeEXIF