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.
“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.”
As he stripped the bike down on the bench, Steven tried to figure out a direction for the project.…