BMW motorcycle parts specialist Wunderlich is in the starting line-up at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on July 25th, featuring a highly customized BMW “RaceR” model for this race.
As the only German team, the crew from Sinzig will be hitting the 12.42 mile long, legendary mountain track that leads through 156 curves and climbs up 4720 altitude feet to the Rocky Mountain 14,115 foot peak near Colorado Springs. The high altitude’s thin air decreases the engine power from start line to finish. For over a hundred years the best and finest road racers have competed on this mountain track, which only has been continuously paved in the last 5 years. Competitors and bikes must be in top shape and condition simply to finish, let alone win.
Wunderlich’s “RaceR”, a radically modified BMW R 1200 R, will be piloted by multiple champion of the German Fischereihafen race, Thilo Günther. Scaled down to a weight of 429 pounds, and thanks to special custom motor parts, the “RaceR” boxer achieves 143 hp on its rear wheel.
The custom beast is being flown in from Germany to Wunderlich America in California. From there the awesome crew will make the trek out to Pikes Peak in a cool Wunderlich cross-country trek of motorhomes, trailers containing race bikes and of course, riders on BMW street bikes.