BMW F 800 GS Caiman Bite from Wunderlich

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After playing a bit with the S 1000 RR, the German tuners at Wunderlich have switched to a less sportier model, also from BMW’s line-up: the F 800 GS. Benefiting from a front conversion, reduced weight and improved power characteristics, the F 800 GS Light has been tailored to the personal requirements of four-time German champion Dirk Thelen.

The “Light” designation comes from the Brazilian “Jacaré anão”, known in English as "Cuvier’s dwarf caiman", which is a light, long-legged representative of the caiman species with a nasty bite.

The project therefore comes with weight savings of 30 kilos (66 lbs.), smooth tank and side fairing, powerful Hella headlights in ellipsoid (low-beam) and Xenon (full-beam). Also, visual enhancements include an aggressive front mask, drawn right through to the tail. At first glance the tail doesn't appear to include a rear light. This is built into the little Kellermann indicators, as is the brake light.

In addition to that, the specialists at Wunderlich have banished the tank filler plug under the seat, which is now removed in a matter of seconds using a rip cord. The ABS, completely incompatible with sports use, has also been ditched.

“Ideal foils to this are the perfectly tuned Ohlins shock element and outstandingly tuned forks, and sure grip is provided by the Conti TKC-80 tyres. For off-road use the bike is shod with new Conti “Intermediate” off-road sports tires,”
Wunderlich says.

The overview of the built-in main components, as released by Wunderlich, is detailed below:
  • Tank/tail fairing (glass-fibre reinforced plastic/Kevlar hybrid)
  • Performance Controller
  • “TriQ” top yoke set
  • Front mask with XENON headlights
  • Lightweight tail conversion
  • “Extreme” engine protector
  • “ERGO Sport" seat
  • Kellermann indicators with built-in brake/rear light (rear)
  • Laser sports exhaust system
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