Our bikes stand out from a crowd, but how they look now is not something we have only decided. The style and colours have gone trough an evolution. An interesting, anarchistic evolution, where is a story behind. Here you can see how it’s started and how it’s changed through the years. The whole story begins in 2012 when Ari-Pekka Päivinen, the father of the team and inspiration of our spirit, decided that his BMW is going to have his own kind of a style, which no-one else could ever have. And it did.
If you just gasped, you’re not the only one. Everyone did that. Who buys a new racebike and lets it be painted like that? Of course no-one else but Ari-Pekka, and that made the bike very famous among all riders in Finland. Everyone new The Pussy-BMW aka Pillubemari. Everyone.
But, every now and then everyone crashes, and then fairings need new paint. Because you can’t re-paint the uniqe, you have to create new, but can’t abandon the style. It was time for The Porn Bullet, summer 2013.
Is it possible to get bored with this kind of painting? No, but still already in the end of the summer 2013 the BMW got a new look again.
That time the team came into begin. Ari-Pekka met Sami Vieltojärvi, who rode 600cc Suzuki that time, and asked if he wanted to start racing with his bike. The only wish was that Ari-Pekka could ride the bike every now and then too, but otherwise could Sami train and race as much as he wants. Who can refuse an offer like that? So in the season 2014 started Sami racing with Ari-Pekka’s bike in Finnish Superbike B-class.
All the racers already knew the bike, but public didn’t. One time there was an older lady who walked trough a pit with her husband. When seeing the bike she stopped. “Oh my god”, she cried out and hurried away.
Except all the terrified people, the season 2014 was succesfull. In the end of the very same season Sami qualified to Finnish Superbike Championship A-class.
The look of the bike stayed pretty much the same during seasons 2014-2015. But oh yes, there were crashes. And many of them. So many, that Sami and Ari-Pekka agreeded to wear punishment fairings every time they crashed.
Yep, time to wear them.
Despite all the crashes, fixes and paintings all over again, you can see that the style and the colours have been there from the very beginning. Pink, black and yellow. And there is something else too; the text on bottom. Have you noticed? In the beginning it was Sex Pistols. Now it’s Track Punk after the team’s name, but the style and even the font has remained.
2015 Season ended for a big crash and after that Sami noticed that just in case of emergency he will need more riders for team…
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