The D1200R is a BMW based prototype motorcycle by Pablo
Gonzalez de Chaves and Carlos Beltran.
The D1200R is based on the BMW R1200R, however extensive
modifications have been made including a new chassis,
new front suspension and distinctive bodywork.
The project, which took over a year to complete, started
with a BMW R1200R which was fitted with sensors and taken
to the track. After gathering a huge amount of data a
thorough top-to-bottom redesign began.
Beginning with exploratory sketches the design process
went through various stages before ending up as a 3D computer
model. Using the computer model the team were able to
machine all the custom parts necessary for construction
of the bike.
The chassis of the BMW D1200R is machined from aluminium
before being powder coated black to match the bodywork.
Into the chassis fits the 1200cc Boxer twin engine which
also acts as a stressed member of the frame.