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All-Aluminium BMW Boxer Racer by Simone Conti

We first met Simone Conti’s work when we stumbled upon the mind-blowing Ducati Monster 900 he had rebuilt according to his own ideas and vision… and which was a most intriguing bike, the good way. We are now happy to bring you Simone’s latest creation, a bike that’s equally awesome, even though it’s a machine destined to scorch the track asphalt and not the street. Meet the boxer racer, or whatever the name of this bike (so far undisclosed, if any at all)!
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Photo: Simone Conti
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The first thing which drew our attention was the very fact that we were looking at a sport bike with the attitude of a custom fighter, but with two cylinders sticking out. Honestly, it looked like a chopped, hacked and sawed S1000RR Frankenstein build, with a boxer engine transplanted in the place where an in-line four should have been. A closer look revealed a completely different bike, and a more stunning one!

All-aluminium bodywork looks trick


A skilled metal worker, Simone Conti went full-on with this build, as he knew he was up to the task. We’ve see other custom swingarms and frames on his Facebook page and we understood that as difficult building a rolling chassis for the boxer racer was, he could get things done.

The reinforced frame and the custom, organic-looks rear subframe will maybe be less appealing to riders who favor edgier looks, but we here cam appreciate high-end craftsmanship. And no, the tail section is not stolen form an R1, it’s a Conti original!

The front cowl, the beautifully shaped fuel tank, belly pan and all, they are hand-crafted by Simon Corsi Motorcycles (SMC) while the sleek paint job belongs to Alessandro Bonetti of Bonny’s Arts Factory. Adding carbon fiber accents could have easily made this bike look like any other carbon-laden custom machine, but the builders only went for some basic elements to accentuate the racing feel instead of showing off.

Finally, the decision to paint the cylinders in Italy’s flag harks back to an era when the bikes made in the peninsula were winning everything there was to win in the motorcycle racing world.
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