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Absolute Power: Motokouture’s BMW S 1000 RR Turbo

Absolute Power: Motokouture’s BMW S 1000 RR Turbo

A turbocharged BMW S 1000 RR from Motokouture of Belgium
How much power is enough? For BMW Motorrad, that figure currently sits at 199hp: the output of the class-leading BMW S 1000 RR.

That’s an intimidating number for mere mortals like us. But for Steven Decaluwe of Motokouture Motorcycles, it’s not nearly enough. So when BMW dropped an S 1000 RR off at his Belgian workshop, he knew exactly what to do: go overboard.

A turbocharged BMW S 1000 RR from Motokouture of Belgium
“BMW made it hard, presenting me with a high-tech sport bike,” says Steven, “full of electronics, with an already superb chassis, engine and performance chart.”

“Being bored of the moderateness in the so-called ‘custom scene,’ I found my inspiration in starting from scratch—no rules, no expectations.”

A turbocharged BMW S 1000 RR from Motokouture of Belgium
As he stripped the bike down on the bench, Steven tried to figure out a direction for the project.…

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