Carbon Fiber Galore
Carbon fiber is used on a wide variety of motorsports applications to make things lighter weight and improve performance. Ilmberger Carbon has been producing motorcycle carbon fiber parts for decades. The company started in Germany in 1990 by motorcycle racer Julius Ilmberger. It puts out some seriously impressive stuff.
One of the company’s latest builds is the Suzuki GSX-R1000 Carbon seen in the photos above and below. While the company didn’t fiddle with the engine on the bike, it did add a ton of awesome-looking carbon fiber parts. They include an alternator cover, belly pan, chain guard, clutch cover, frame covers, front mudguard, heel protector, hugger, swingarm cover, upper tank carbon, and plate holder. Those parts add something special to the bike.
According to the information Ilmberger emailed us, the company uses superior autoclave carbon process. It also claims to have a super-high standard for prepreg weaving. Ilmberger Carbon claims this makes it the lightest and toughest carbon fiber parts on the market. Those parts are also UV resistant, so the finish won’t fade due to the sun.
The Suzuki GSX-R1000 is far from the only motorcycle the company makes its parts for. It has products for everything from Aprilia and MV Agusta to Honda and Kawasaki. There’s even stuff for the now-defunct Buell. While I’m not one to add a bunch of carbon fiber stuff to my bike or replace current parts with carbon, if that’s in your wheelhouse, then Ilmberger Carbon could be a great way to get some quality carbon fiber parts on your bike and give it a unique look.