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The team at AltRider are well known for being pretty darn good off-road riders. It shows in the products they build too. A few months back they threw us some pictures of a BMW S 1000 XR they we’re building that could manage the off-road, be useful some travel and shred on the tarmac. And that’s exactly what they’ve done. After starting life as a stock, white S 1000 XR, the development team at AltRider set themselves the task of creating the parts needed to keep the bike alive when riding in the terrain it wasn’t intended for. First up came the radiator protector, followed by a crash bar and fair mounted sump guard. It’s a combo that has only made the bike look better.

The team designer took the stock bike and designed a wrap that looks far better than original colours. The wheels are shod with the obligatory TKC 80’s from Continental but mostly, we love the soft bag luggage. When a bike rides as well on the road as the S1000 does, it always seems a shame to strap big heavy parachutes to the back.

 

So, would you ride one, or have those American’s had a touch too much sun?!

 

Let us know in the comments below!

Crafted By

Llewellyn Sullivan-Pavey

Photographer, Videographer, Writer, Motorcycle Racer, Dakar Rally Finisher and BRAKE Magazine's big dog, Llewelyn really likes to do things involving motorcycles. He also likes bicycles, coffee, pop punk and making horrendous puns.

 

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