Carbon Fiber - Page 2 - BMW S1000RR Forums: BMW Sportbike Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 06:48 PM
Senior Member
Bullet's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Dallas
Posts: 608
So this is just a tint from the photograph or colored clear coat?

OE Factory BMW S1000RR carbon fiber rear passenger pillion seat cowl cover CF | eBay

Let me know.

2014 BMW HP4/C - #5096
2008 Ducati Desmosedici Team Colors - #187
2015 One Bad Ass Schwinn on layaway.

"Endeavor to do something for someone who cannot repay you".

"Each day, you wake up and decide who you wish to be. Endeavor to do something great".
Bullet is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 03:13 AM
Senior Member
kismetcapitan's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Nashville TN
Posts: 1,767
Originally Posted by Chaotic View Post
In general, be careful about how you use CF. The intended purpose of CF is to replace things in order to shave weight.

Adding CF all over the bike not only defeats the purpose, but can look cheesy and poserish if overdone...especially on a street-only bike.

In other words, CF wheels, engine covers, bodywork, exhaust etc = perfect.

The CF trinkets"" and accessories some people add all over the bike just end up in the bike looking like that old truck you see decked out with 425 accessories from Autozone.

Of course this is just my opinion, it is your bike.
this is absolutely true. CF can get very addictive however, and I ended up adding any part that was carbon fiber to my 2010 bike. Looked nice, but really didn't serve any practical function.

I really liked SSR carbon parts in terms of fit and finish, but they were pretty heavy - no weight savings there.

I spent the money for a carbon fiber full bellypan - that saves quite a bit of weight. But I'm drawing the line there. Front and rear fenders will save some weight as well, but for the cost versus saving a few ounces...not worth it.

Also note that true racing carbon fiber looks like crap. To get minimum lacquer coats, ultra-thin construction (race fairings are disposable), and it is assumed that they will be painted for a particular team's livery. I bought a one-piece alpha Racing tank and side cover piece, and while that DID save weight, it did not have that deep gloss look, and alpha Racing was very clear that this was a race part, same as what they used on race bikes, and the cheap cost had to do with the thinness and zero effort in polishing or finishing the part.

2012 S1000RR, sapphire black FOR SALE
2015 Ducati 1299S Panigale
2014 Ducati Multistrada Granturismo
2011 Ducati Monster 796 ABS
2000 Ducati ST4 (sold)
2010 S1000RR (sold)
2007 F800S (sold)
kismetcapitan is offline  
post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 06:41 AM
Speed3C's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 52
I'd stick with Ilmberger. This guy has created a Discount code for Ducati Streetfighter owners, not sure if there one for S1000RR yet, some one might want to pipe up and ask.

Sent from my Motorcycle iPhone app
Speed3C is offline  
post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 08:21 AM
skapan's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 3,539
Ilmberger is worth the wait. But if you do choose Bestem or one of the others to save some $$, stick with the same vendor for all the bits, otherwise it will look mismatched. They are not the same, no matter what people say.

BTW, that picture is taken under fluorescent lights. The clearcoat is not tinted, it's just the lighting. I get the same effect with the Ilmberger carbon I have.

Last edited by skapan; 08-08-2012 at 08:24 AM.
skapan is online now  
post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 11:43 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 24
Smile Ilmberger Carbon

I've covered mine in Ilmberger and can't praise it enough!!

I've got some pics loaded on this forum.

The only part that isn't from Ilmberger is the Hugger, which came from Harris Performance in the UK (It's CRAP stuff), but keeps the Sh1t off the rear strut!!

I have the Road Nose Cone fitted to the Race Side Panels & Race Belly Pan.

I went for the Race Belly Pan to stop all the stones & Crap from getting plastered on the front of the block & exhaust. So far so good!!

It's been said here already but keep to the same manufacturer for a uniform look.
WhackyRacing is offline  
post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 11:53 AM
Senior Member
Godzilla's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: England
Posts: 1,397
There is a company ging to be producing parts for the S1k in coloured cf.

Godzilla is offline  
post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 04:46 PM
Speed3C's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 52
Originally Posted by Speed3C View Post
I'd stick with Ilmberger. This guy has created a Discount code for Ducati Streetfighter owners, not sure if there one for S1000RR yet, some one might want to pipe up and ask.

Sent from my Motorcycle iPhone app
The Ducati Streetfighter code is DUCMS if you want to get an idea of how much of a discount you could get.

Sent from my Motorcycle iPhone app
Speed3C is offline  
post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 07:33 AM
Speed3C's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 52
A code has been set for this forum as well.


Sent from my iPhone using App
Speed3C is offline  
post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 04:47 PM

1000RR's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: US/Spacecoast, FL
Posts: 7,730
Ilmberger does NOT make the BMW Carbon Fiber... Ilmberger makes Carbon Fiber for the S1, but it's not the same as the BMW Carbon Fiber. 99% sure that is made by Becker. Hard to beat Ilmberger for the price you pay. The BMW/Becker stuff is high end for sure though!!

Thank you - 2016 Race Sponsors (click below)!!

Riders Discount**MRRF-Road Racing Forum**Schuberth Helmets**Held Gloves/Leathers**Woodcraft**MOTUL

Motorcycle Racing - Because basketball, baseball, football, and golf only require one ball!
1000RR is offline  
post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 07:40 PM
Senior Member

M GmbH's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: DAYTON, OH
Posts: 1,067
Who sells Becker?
M GmbH is online now  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the BMW S1000RR Forums: BMW Sportbike Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome