Wunderlich has introduced the concept of the motorcycle BMW R1600C, which, according to a number of motorcycle experts, should be built.
It’s been over 10 years since BMW Motorrad ended the production of its R 1200 C power cruiser. But apparently, these kind of motorcycles are becoming more popular, if you look at Ducati’s success with the XDiavel. And German based motorcycle accessory maker Wunderlich has already prepared such a concept for BMW.The author of the project is a famous designer of Wunderlich Nicolas Petit. So he presented his vision of how such a model would look like.
He was inspired by an older project - the Speed Cruiser – but this time, he got the proportions spot on and created this masterpiece concept named the R 1600 C Vision - a true power cruiser that looks as elegant as it is muscular.
As the name suggests, power comes from a 1,600 cc Flat Twin engine, which should be just enough for cruising as well as for dynamic riding. The front end is similar to the R 1200 C’s legacy and the dominant part is a retro round headlight.
The fuel tank is slim and beautifully arches towards the rear, creating a single unit with a modern sculpted brown seat. Inspired by the R-nineT model, in particular its rear subframe, the R 1600 C Vision also comes with a removable pillion seat. It can also be folded upwards to create a back support for the rider, just like it was on the original R 1200 C.
In BMW tradition, the power is transmitted to the back via a drive shaft, and stopping power is provided by three massive brake discs with Brembo calipers. The twin exhaust is mounted to one side and gently follows the lines of the motorcycle body. A set of multispoke machined rims complete the bike’s sober and sophisticated look.
The motorcycle looks as authentic as it could be, and we hope BMW Motorrad can really be inspired by the project and release something like that.