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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A unique-flat bodied racer of Krugger Motorcycles

Are you remember with the terrible Fred Krugger in one of the famous horror movies in 1990s? But unlike the Krugger who's coming from Belgium, he was not terrible and very stable in terms of motorcycles, since he was Fred Betrand, a 2-time Belgian national enduro champion, and a successful ex-rally driver as well as the owner of a home modification named Krugger Motorcycles.
The Krugger Buell XB12R Goodwood. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cNyEE)
Many brilliant ideas of custom built/modified motorcycles were born from them. One of them is visible on the BMW K 1600 NURB, which crowned as the AMD World Championship 2014 title holder.
Left side view of the Krugger Buell XB12R Goodwood. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cNyEE)
Now, we will discussed another creations of the Krugger Motorcycles on the Buell motorcycle which then was overhauled and called "Goodwood". One observers said that the motorcycle made by Krugger like blend of stream line body shape of an old Ducati motorcycle which was thick with the Italian taste, then brought V-twin engine style of American motorcycle as well as futuristic style of Japanese motorcycles. So, the motorbike design was very global.!
Fred 'Krugger' Betrand with his Buell XB12R Goodwood land speed racer at the Bonneville Salt Flat. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cO01e)
Interestingly, there's an air funnel was installed near the fuel tank, like a submarine's periscope. That's how the motorcycle's looks when used in the Bub Speed Trials at the Bonneville, Utah in 2011 ago. Regarding the functions, it seems the design does not overly support the aerodynamics as the another vehicles while lauched on the salt lake tracks. However, it complements the interesting forms on this bike. One of them is the composition of the impression of large, flat, and length.

Motorbike's look could be so because of the use of hanging carburetor so that the engine can be a bit up and allow the  motorcycle body to be as lying down. Then, the short front shock absorbers fitted, and the rear suspension has a nearly zero-degree angle or parallel to the machine.
Rear side view of the Krugger Buell XB12R Goodwood. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cNyEE)
The big and round impression also came thanks to the installation of the aft seat, aerodynamic shield, and wheels with 19-inch alloy wheels size 120/70 (front) and 180/55 18-inch alloy wheels (rear). Yes, larger diameter front wheels, but more slender, which are characteristic of American chooper motorcycles. Other brilliant idea is the placement of a compact dual exhaust stored in the stern and was made top-down.
Motorcycle made by the Belgium modifier was originally using Buell XBR 985 cc engine and nearly all of its parts are the Krugger's special custom made, except framework, flywheels, pistons, slinder, and transmission are still the bike's original default. To make the motorcycle, they spent time of 90 days, and was not in vain because later the Goodwood placed 4th in the 2007 AMD European Championship for Freestyle category.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | KRUGGER MOTORCYCLES | SILODROME | KNEESLIDER]
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