Munich-based customizers Impuls called on Florian Huth for the artwork on their latest E-bike and motorcycle. He’d already been developing a pattern based on mule camouflage used by Ford in the US, so when Philipp Wulk and Matthias Pittner came to him he was ready to give their 1993 BMW K1100 RS and the Fazua e-bike an unapologetically boisterous revamp.
Using additional foil, close to 100% of the directional light on the bike is reflected, with intense results. The visibility of the motorcycle is increased drastically but the form itself is obscured.
Wanting to use the same subframe design as their previous K100 builds, the team transferred everything over to a 1984 K100 frame. From there they built a custom airbox and modified a K1100 exhaust in keeping with the build. Dominic Jones of Leatherworx took care of seat upholstery, adding a mix of black leather, red Alcantara and contrast stitching and finishing it off with added gel pads.
For the e-bike, Impuls chose Fazua’s hardtail frame, then gave it 3T carbon fork and Magura MT8 brakes. The idea was to keep the bike as lightweight as possible, so they used carbon parts and went for a single speed with a Gates Carbon drive belt drive and Slicks.