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Guy Procter  says:

BMW S1000RR streetfighter: so wrong it's right

Believe it or not, this is an S1000RR. No doubt some parts will make you laugh and others weep, but there’s no denying it's a really thorough desecration. As a lover of all eras of BMW, owner and builder Steve Culp was moved to give his bike a vintage makeover to make it comfortable for his ageing frame. We applaud the result.......

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  • Posted 4 years ago (13 May 2011 16:43)

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May 09

Posts: 508

speedo007 says:

What a mess. He gets points for trying, but loses more for failing.

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Jul 04

Posts: 14

Chromatic says:

I think the over-riding number of negative comments says more about the type of readership that MCN caters for, and cultivates, than they do about the bike's attributes. I reckon it's save to suppose that most MCN readers would be way more likely to read 'Performance Bike' than, say, 'BSH'. The MCN staff appear to be much of the same ilk and strongly pitch their weekly articles to the sensibilities of their preferred target audience. However there's a reason ice-cream comes in so many flavours!

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Jan 11

Posts: 8400

snev says:

Makes my Busa look like a Porn star, I like it for that!

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Feb 10

Posts: 159

ducatigav says:

no a fan

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Apr 10

Posts: 55


This is horrible! I acknowledge the technical achievement of the original but confess to be, by nature, anti-Beemer. This couldn't even make me laugh. It is absolutely disgusting! Sorry,mate. Nice intention which was let down by a dodgy result.My question is how he didn't notice how much he had effed it up and why he didn't do something about it

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Feb 04

Posts: 3

jimrsvr says:

I think it's still steaming...

It takes all sorts!

The comment about this paper's readership is about right. And what of it? If we all think this bike is heap of steaming shit, then that's up to us. If the photo was in another publication, then maybe the readership would be drooling over it (Loony Bin Daily, perhaps?).

Personally, if someone wants to put a chainsaw to a bike, then it's up to them - but I don't particulary want to see it, thanks. I think you'd get the same reaction if someone tried to jimmy an Austin Allegro diesel engine into an S1000RR frame - hold on, that might be prettier!

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Sep 10

Posts: 120

daveire says:

It wouldn't be my cuppa tea, but it is different and looks to be a high quality makeover. I bet it feels faster than the s1000rr without the fairings and from the retro riding position.

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Dec 05

Posts: 24

bob9t9 says:

Idle hands makes the devils work

This is what happens when you retire with money, a well stocked shed and too much time. At least with the extra weight on the front the anti wheelie program gets to retire as well.

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brutale r


Dec 07

Posts: 3258

brutale r says:

it looks

like an early munch mamoth from the early 80s

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Jan 05

Posts: 92

coliwobble says:


Well, it's definately original! Some decent engineering too. Wouldn't be my cup of tea but vive la difference! Fair play to him.

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