BMW F800R superbike transformed by Vilner for Russian businessman (Photos & Video)
Vilner took the BMW F800R superbike, shortened the overall length, made replaced the two seats by one single seat, replaced headlights and brought in bright bi xenon red LED lights, coated the vehicle in black and added 17 components – 9 carbon fiber and 8 chrome to create the new Vilner Predator.
Vilner also added a custom exhaust system to the 798 cubic four cycle engine offering 87 hp while reaching a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 kmph). Predator weighs 177 kgs and has an aluminum frame. The Predator is specially built for a rich Russian businessman from Bulgaria who is a bike fan and has one of the most impressive and biggest collections of bikes in the country.
The machine is given a complete overhaul with plenty of add ons. Engineers shortened the bike by a good 10 inches, added BMW Z4 turning indicators and added a host of features thus making the Predator aggressive and athletic while at the same time comfortable and effortless. It took three Vilner specialists 6 months to design and develop the BMW F800R into the Predator.
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Vilner Custom Bike Predator
Predator. It must be strong to chase and kill, to dominate and survive. It must be aggressive and wicked, to have athletic build, paralyzing gaze, clear purpose and excellent achievements. In the cruel competition of life, it must overpower firmly and pitilessly.
It was created by the BG studio that won worldwide recognition as a titular in vehicle interior design. Vilner took up the challenge of an eccentric Russian businessman, who lives and works in Bulgaria. He is a motorbike fan and possesses one of the biggest and most interesting collections of bikes in Bulgaria.
The VIP client didn’t like some details in the mass-produced bike. He wanted a radical change in the headlights, which in his view looked like a “WWII mask”; he wanted a distinguished, more aggressive sound and a new, individual image for his F 800 R.
The base model, BMW F 800 R, is equipped with a 798-cubic four-cycle engine, 87 hp and a six-level gear-box. The motorcycle can reach a maximum speed of 200 km/h and its weight is 177 kg. The frame is aluminum, the headlights are asymmetric, the breaks – Brembo with 320 mm disks.
The metamorphosis. Vilner Custom Bike Predator
It took 6 months for three Vilner specialists to develop the design, create the model, work out the details, finish and test their handmade work for the creation of Predator. 17 new details were made – 9 of carbon and 8 chromium-plated.
The bike length is 25 cm shorter. It was made single-seated instead of two-seated – with a wider and fully changed seat. The headlight was remade – bi-xenon with red LED lights. The front blinkers were taken from a BMW Z4 and built in the carbon. PREDATOR’s rear is with joined blinkers, rear-lights and stop lamp. The rear tyre is wider. The other grey elements of the mass-produced type are colored in black.
Due to the lightness of carbon details, although upgraded, the bike increased its weight with only 6.5 kg. The exhaust pipe is handmade by BG partner company. The predator now has a furious roar – low and rotund, withering!
Vilner Predator superbike