For many people, the most obvious thing about a BMW 125 Cafe racer is the massive and unmistakable bonnet. The BMW factory produces one of the largest bonnets available on a vehicle, as it is extremely important for it to be strong enough to support the heavy weight of the BMW, whilst also being aerodynamic.
The most common BMW race engine configuration is a twin cylinder, three-stage turbocharged petrol engine, which is located behind the driver's seat in the car. The engine is fed by two fuel injection systems – one is located under the hood, which feeds the air to the combustion chamber of the engine and the other system is located at the centre of the engine, which feeds the fuel to the engine. The fuel is mixed with oxygen, in order to fuel the combustion process of the engine and the result is a highly effective mixture that has the potential to produce very high performance cars.
Because the BMW factory only produces around one hundred and twenty examples of the BMW 125 Cafe racer, the team has had to use a wide variety of different engines throughout the years, all of which are based around the same engine architecture. This has led to a massive amount of innovation and experimentation with this particular race car, and a unique and different design is required to get the best results from the engine.
The BMW factory has a large number of race engineers who have all worked on the design and development of the engine for a number of different BMW 125 Cafe racers over the years. These engineers spend the majority of their time working on different aspects of the vehicle, which includes ensuring that the engine is working correctly, the cooling system is operating optimally, that the fuel system has been properly optimized for the type of power that the engine is capable of producing and ensuring that the fuel and exhaust gases are released in the correct direction.
The way in which the exhaust gases are expelled from the BMW is not the same on all models of the BMW 125 Cafe racer, and some of the engines have been designed to be able to eject exhaust gases in a very specific direction, whilst others have been designed to vent out the exhaust gas in a more rounded fashion. The aim of the engineers in the BMW factory is to ensure that all these unique exhausts are working in sync with each other, and that they all have the potential to give maximum performance from each car.
When you're looking for a car that is highly advanced in terms of its engine design, you need to know that the BMW factory team at the heart of the vehicle will always try and bring new ideas and innovative concepts to the forefront, to help keep up with the constantly changing needs of the driver and the current market for a car that is both powerful and exciting. The designers at the BMW factory are able to create any car from this renowned brand with the knowledge of the engineers who work on them, and the passion and skill to ensure that these cars can continue to deliver for years to come.