Thursday, April 09, 2009

Wunderlich Caranguejeira: Killer K1200R


There's a lethal spider lurking somewhere in there...

Pics: B-art

For those who think the K1200R wasn’t funky enough already, Wunderlich (Germany-based BMW hop-up specialists…) have built the Caranguejeira. A large Brazilian Tarantula spider, the Caranguejeira doesn’t wait for its prey to get trapped in a web. Nope, it simply hunts them down, killing its prey by injecting venom through its fangs. Definitely not one to be messed with…

The Caranguejeira K1200R was designed for Wunderlich by Bart van den Bogaard, a Netherlands-based designer. The mods comprise a new headlamp cluster, new taillamps, ZARD exhaust system, new handlebars, instrument relocation kit, dual air inlets (in place of the stock bike’s single inlet) with free-flow air-filters, adjustable brake and clutch levers and an aluminium bellypan.

The engine, chassis and suspension have been kept stock, though Wunderlich claim a 5bhp hike in power due to the dual air inlet thing. And while their website doesn’t say anything about this, we suppose they can do their ‘Killer Spidey’ thing on the K1300R as well. For more details on the Caranguejeira and other Wunderlich bikes, visit their website here

7 comments:

Marco said...

What's the bash-plate for? Long way round?

Anonymous said...

I'd have a stock k1200r or 1300r anyday over this 'lethal spidey' thing. BMW buyers aren't 16-year-old y'know... :-))

Mark_H said...

So the Wunder-boys at Wunderlich started with a streetfighter, removed the mini fairing, added a third headlamp and bolted on a zard exhaust. And that makes the bike special? I'm amazed at how easily some people can be fooled!

3du Mesa said...

U-g-l-y.

B-art said...

Bash plate is shaped as a bugspoiler but made out of aluminium, making it more agrassive.

We sharpenedup the K1200R with some bigger changes and lot of smal ones. Making de bike different but still looking like a 1200R. Build in a small amount of time. And not presented as a new bike or an over cuctomized bike. I would say yes special.

B-art

Anonymous said...

not such a bad looking bike, really, though the stock k1200r is 'funky' enough, so I wouldn't bother. still, the three headlights look quite cool..

Sam said...

The name is too hard to pronounce.
The headlights remind me of Wall-e. :-)