There's not much wrong with a stock BMW R1200R unless you take it to a race track, monitor and measure every moving part whilst under race conditions with the aim of redesigning it completely, well that's what Pablo Gonzalez de Chaves and Carlos Beltra have done.
The design started with pencil sketches, progressed to Photoshop and finally took shape in CAD and 3D modeling software. The design data was then used for the machining necessary to create the parts. Assembly surprises were limited due to the careful design work and after the motorcycle was complete, it was taken back to the track where the initial data was gathered and performance was compared with favorable results. Some areas for improvement were noted and some revisions will be incorporated as work continues.
The chassis for the D1200R is made from milled aluminum. Lights are LEDs. The front suspension is of similar to designs to Foale and Parker, and was purposely left exposed for aesthetic reasons as well as showing off the extensive redesign, the front brakes are modified Buell.
Pablo holds a MSc in Motorsport Engineering and has work experience with Lamborghini, and kinda shows.