This very special 2016 BMW S 1000 XR customized by Twisted Throttle was built to challenge Pikes Peak during the annual Broadmoor Pikes Peak International invitational automobile and motorcycle hill climb last June.
The race takes place each year on a 12.42 mile section of the Pikes Peak Highway, featuring 156 turns where competitors climb from the 9,390 foot starting line at Mile Marker 7 to the 14,115 foot finish line at the mountain’s summit. Part of what makes the race great is that as the drivers climb toward the summit, the thin air slows reflexes and saps mental and muscle strength in addition to robbing internal combustion engines of up to 30 percent of the power they started the race with.
Unfortunately, fans never got the chance to see the Twisted Throttle Pikes Peak Special S 1000 XR in action, as the entry didn’t move high enough on the waitlist to get the chance to tackle the mountain, but MOA members have a chance to win this motorcycle
As it’s set up, the bike is ready to tackle any mountain or road out there, and it is fully accessorized with SW-MOTECH gear including Kobra handguards with turn signals and a Quick-Lock EVO City tank bag. To carry gear, there’s a DrySpec D78 luggage set. For protection there’s a long list of R&G goodies including engine case and clutch covers, frame sliders and fork protectors, oil cooler and radiator protection, a special exhaust hanger, and even a kickstand shoe.
Though it never got the chance to become the King of Pikes Peak, the Twisted Throttle Pikes Peak Special S 1000 XR could be yours with your entry into the latest BMW MOA Foundation raffle. Tickets for the raffle go on sale August 1, 2016, and will be available through September 30, 2016. Tickets are $25 each, or increase your chances to park this baby in your garage by buying five for $100.
The drawing for the Twisted Throttle Pikes Peak Special S 1000 XR will take place on October 15 at the American International Motorcycle Exposition in Orlando, Florida, and winners need not be present to win.
Proceeds for this raffle will be used to support the BMW MOA Foundation and continued rider education and safety. Purchase tickets online and take the first step to make the Twisted Throttle Pikes Peak Special S 1000 XR yours!
John, There won't be any withholding if the bike is going to a Canadian winner. Custom taxes in Canada would apply similar to a vehicle purchase. I'm not familiar with the import process and what will be required for Canadian registration. We've had previous winners from Canada and found it was easier to purchase a bike in Canada without the customization.
Hi Ted! Do you have any knowledge of the process a Canadian MOA member would have to follow should one of us northern ticket purchasers win one of the bike draws? Lottery and contest wins are totally non-taxable here, but I wonder what US IRS, and your Customs might what before export?
The drawing will be in Orlando and the bike will be there if the winner wants to ride it home. :) If not, it will travel back to Birmingham and we will work with the winner to arrange shipping or pickup.
It is street legal. The headlights were covered with decals to make it race ready, but those have been removed. No modifications were made to the engine or drive train to prep it for Pikes Peak. The modifications were all protective equipment and styling.
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