Custom: Wunderlich HP2 Sport SpeedCruiser

Dailies, Galleries -


An uncompromised track bike based on BMW’s air-cooled twin, the HP2 Sport is utterly unique and utterly awesome. But, it’s got one serious flaw: its horrendously uncomfortable. Seriously, I’m physically fit and 30 and 15 minutes on it cripples me to the point where I can no longer control the motorcycle. That’s the genesis of this kit from German tuner Wunderlich, it radically alters the ergonomics while retaining the suspension, frame and motor that makes the donor so special.

Think of the SpeedCruiser as sort of a classy HP2 Sport streetfighter. The new tank and tail drastically shorten the visual bulk of the bodywork and there’s wide, flat bars to give you more leverage over the front tire while moving your wrists higher and further to the rear. Bling is added by a gold paralever control arm that mirrors the Ohlins shocks and the carbon fiber exhaust can from Laser. The whole thing looks more like an OEM effort than a cobbled-together ‘fighter.

Probably the best thing about the kit though is that it doesn’t require any permanent modifications to the base HP2, meaning you’ll be able to put the bike back to stock to sell it or to put it on the track.

Wunderlich via Pipeburn

  • JonB

    The tiny seat trend is horrid and way out of place on anything but a 50s bobber.

    • Wes Siler

      Like laced leather pants, it’s a German thing.

    • jpenney

      There needs to be some “stinger” at the end, it’s just too abrupt.

      • BMW11GS

        that was the first thing I thought too.

    • ike6116

      a million times this.

  • Thom

    I’m going to have to buy the book ” BMW Customs ” The more I see what some BMW folks are doing to BMW’s the more I like them . BMW Motorcycle Magazine features at least two every issue .

    I mean I wouldn’t ‘want’ this one for my own . But I sure as hell like it !

  • jason

    I see a modern hopped up bike like a 1930′s-40′s BMW. They had a tractor seat and a low mounted rear fender with a package rack on it I think. Whatever, this looks like a German version of a post WW2 chopper similar to the chopped Harley 45′s in movies like The Wild One (I know…. but i you like to see true early 50′s choppers and bobbers that movie and the pause button on your remote are hard to beat).
    So I dig it.

  • robotribe

    That fat middle makes the wheels look TINY. Looks like a Dual-sport that binged on bratwerst and imported Toblerone.

  • Sean Smith

    Spoked wheels add stabilizing rotational inertia and help slow down handling and acceleration.

    • HammSammich

      Sweet! I’m gonna start telling people that the Metzlers on my Bonnie are wrapped around stabilizing rotational inertia generators! That plus the electrically heated carbs makes it super high tech, right! :)

      • Sean Smith

        Yup. Space-Age even ;)

  • eric

    As if the standard hp2 isn’t enough of an oddball as it is.

  • Todd

    Awful. Just f’ing awful.

  • aristurtle

    Brake lights, turn signals, and mirrors are overrated, am I right?

    • aristurtle

      My bad- I missed the single mirror. Still, this thing can get you pulled over when you’re not even speeding yet.

    • Tony

      I suppose that’s why it’s a track bike.

    • Trev

      ……….But, it does have a brake light and turn signals. They’re not very pronounced, but they’re there.

  • jonoabq

    and everybody says my bike is ugly…

  • Trev


  • Mattro


  • fearnow

    There used to be plastic models of aircraft that would distort the target subject into a roughly egg-shaped product…this reminds me of that.

    Not in entirely a good way, either, but I’m not likely to ever own a BMW.

  • Alonzo

    I guess I’m just a fighter junkie, I like it

  • Cheese302

    i love this, closest thing to the reality of the BCC concept from eicma 2008. wish BMW would builds teething like this without having to buy an hp2 and spend more money to get it to look like this. granted there are some things i would change, but overall. nice machine.

  • motoguru

    hp poo.

  • Chris

    I like it. It’s interesting that it looks so bulky up top, but less so on the bottom, but overall I’d like to ride that thing.