Pimp my Stunt Bike: BFFT takes on motorcycle conversion for Dirk Manderbach
Last year Dirk Manderbach brought his freestyle show “Stunt It Up” to BFFT Headquarters in Gaimersheim/Ingolstadt and made an impression on our engineering development team with his spectacular motorcycle stunts. Now BFFT’s been commissioned to convert one of his stunt bikes.
In order to perform diverse stunts such as wheelies, drifts or even a complete rollover, you need to get the right dosage of gases and rotation speed. Up to now this was accomplished by an adjustable screw on the handlebar, which allowed the gas to be fixed upon achieving a certain speed. This way you can do freehand tricks with the bike, for example. However, as it is difficult and time-consuming for the driver to set the right rotation speed with the screw, BFFT developed and built a their own modified CAN micro controller on the handlebar, mounted under the headlight. The gas can be selected and modified (with freely adjustable and displayable buttons). BFFT took on the conception for the hardware, the integration of the cable sets and the programming of the control software.
The BFFT-developed concept is one of the first involving the adaptation for idling for drive-by-wire motorcyclists worldwide.