Pram BMW S1000RR


The Pram BMW S1000RR is a modern riff on the classic superbike design think of it as a 21st century take on late-20th century racing.

As the name suggests, the donor bike is a BMW S1000RR, but the styling comes from something you would see in the 1980s perhaps at the Suzuka 8-Hour endurance race, as Pram suggests in their text.

The Optimus Pram build is a logical, yet a highly more functional, response to what we have seen in the caf racer scene as of late, and it bodes well for the future of the custom motorcycle community if more of the same is to come from other builders. Fingers crossed.

Pram is comprised of Sylvain & Florent Berneron Sylvain being a former BMW Motorrad designer, while Florent has a background in aeronautics and mechanics. You probably are familiar with their work under the Holographic Hammer name.

For their encore public build, Pram is unsurprisingly working with BMW Motorrad France, hence the choice of the BMW S1000RR as the machines underpinnings.

Other contributions come from Competition Werkes for the exhaust, Rotobox for the wheels, Pirelli for tires, and Rizoma for some of the hard parts.

Pram says that their S1000RR tips the scales at 405 lbs, fully fueled and ready to ride, which is savings of roughly 40 lbs off the base unit. With that in mind, Optimus Pram looks like it would be just as at home at your local track day, as it would outside a bike-night parking lot.

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