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The Enduro Guru

Dirk Thelen, multi-time German Enduro champion and winner of the Enduro Rally cup, has a proven partnership with Wunderlich's BMW specialists. Someone who most cherishes the memory of the Christmas celebration where he received his first trial motorcycle simply has motorsports run in his blood. With Dirk Thelen, you may think petrol is running in his veins instead of blood. At any rate, the Christmas gift in 1978 was a good investment because only two years later Dirk joined his first national championship, the youth trials in Ulmen. It only took another three years before he had moved up to an impressive sixth place in the youth trial championship. Hardly 18 years old and his rider’s license in his pocket, Dirk switched to Enduro sport, and now there were no more bounds. Already in the first year he moved up to vice champion in the Enduro cup of the next generation riders. His accumulated more titles over the years: German vice champion in the class up to 400 cc, third place in the Enduro world championship up to 250 cc, several times German champion in the 250 class and then overall winner in the Enduro Rally Cup several times. It was not by chance that Dirk Thelen and Erich Wunderlich met in the course of time. Shared enthusiasm about off-road riding, back then primarily on Yamaha, creates strong bonds. The first joint events followed from this. The first official SuperMoto race on the Nurburgring in Germany in 1991 is unforgettable. [...]

By | April 23rd, 2015|Wunderlich|0 Comments

Wunderlich Scrambler: “Racing is life…!”

BMW R 1200 GS LC mutates into a radical Wunderlich-Scrambler With our "Speed Cruiser" based on the HP2 Sport and our naked bike "Piranha," created from an S 1000 RR, we have already demonstrated our abilities to create brutal transformations. Both motorcycles are not only visually striking, they also set new standards in terms of performance and handling. Our new Scrambler demonstrates that our radical concepts are capable of reaching an even higher level of intensity. In cooperation with our partner, the motorcycle specialist from Koblenz, Sport-Evolution, we took a brand new water cooled GS, just after its introduction and disassembled it down to the last bolt and then built up a formidable, dyed-in-the-wool Scrambler. No stone was left unturned: The telelever was sacrificed and replaced by a custom built fork assembly. New camshafts, lighter connecting rods, forged pistons and optimized cylinder heads now carry our their work in a high performance engine. The wiring harness was completely replaced and a more aggressive fuel injection technology installed. The frame, suspension, tank, wheels, seat and so much more was replaced that it is only mentioned here as a side note.. The Scrambler passed all testing on the Sport Evolution Dynamometer with flying colors and we were genuinely blown away with the results. Prior to commencing work, the GS put out a comparatively modest 110 horsepower at the rear wheel.The end result after all of the modifications were complete was a staggering 143 horsepower at the rear wheel—which equates to 152 HP [...]

By | September 3rd, 2014|Wunderlich|0 Comments
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