About us

We are now offering for more than a quarter century functional products for the individual and perfect motorcycle

More than 28 years ago, we started to produce high quality accessories for BMW motorcycles. Today, our development apartment is creating individually tailored accessories to convert a standard BMW to your BMW.

Our successful business story began as a classic garage career. In 1985, Erich Wunderlich worked in his parents’ garage at his Yamaha single-cylinders XT and SR. His first modifications quickly found a lot of interested customers. The first catalogue consisted of 8 pages and included an innovative direct lubrication of the overhead camshaft and other interesting inventions. Two years later, the garage was too small and so he moved to a warehouse next to the railway station in Ahrweiler.  The various programs included products for suspension optimization as well as extensive performance enhancements and it was no longer manageable for a single person. So, Peter Hoppe, who is today the operation manager, became in 1988 the first employee of Erich Wunderlich.

The young company moved again and specialized completely on the brand BMW. In 1991, the Wunderlich stand at the IFMA in Cologne attracted numerous visitors and the strongly refined BMW R 100 GS was a real highlight. One year later, a 67 pages strong catalogue, which included more than 200 accessory parts for the Bavarian brand, was published.

Only four years later, the circulation of our BMW accessory catalogues was increased to annually more than 20.000 pieces. The staff consisted of 12 employees and counted hundreds of customers, developed new ERGO seats and screens, edited annually new catalogues and in 1998 they had a great success at the INTERMOT in Munich. The year 2000 was an important milestone in our company history. As one of the first enterprises in the two-wheeled sector we were certified under standard DIN/ISO 9001 and could therefore apply for TÜV-reports. One year later our certification was expanded to DIN/EN/ISO 9001:2000 (German Federal Motor Transport Authority compliant). With this, we were the absolute forerunners in the motorcycle sector.

And again, our business premises became too small for our rapidly expanding private limited company. In January 2004 we moved to our current location at Kranzweiherweg in Sinzig. Finally, there was now also enough room for the development department, which had grown continuously since the year 2000. Five employees are now working in this area with the latest technology. Amongst other machines, we also use a rapid prototyping printer. With this latest machine, 3-D prototypes are produced in a plastic printing process. A three dimensional laser scanner transfers surfaces and shapes with the utmost precision and accuracy into the CAD-system. The advantage for our customers: extremely high fitting accuracy of the final products. Our own two CNC milling centres complete the high-tech machinery. Here we manufacture small series for testing - as well as complete first series and moulds for the production facilities.

Of course, we do not only rely upon our development engineers’ theories. Before one of our products finds its way into the catalogue and to the customer, its quality and durability is tested and assessed under extreme conditions. We obtain important information relating strength of materials and ideas for future product developments not only through participation in competitions such as the “BMW Power Cup”, the “Heroes Legend”, the “Agadir Rally” and the “Qatar Rally” as well as the legendary Erzbergrodeo in Austria, but also by our own tours to the African desert or the cold and icy Arctic circle. So far, around 500,000 kilometres of eventful test driving have lead us right through Europe to Russia, Siberia, Africa, South America, the USA, Asia and the Middle East. That is almost 12 times of the earth’s circumference! By the way, the products from our technical and co-operation partners sold by us must also prove themselves. In addition, most of our employees are dedicated motorcyclists themselves, introduce new ideas and test many of our accessory parts in their everyday life.

For more than ten years now, a complete overview of our product range with more than 3,000 accessories is available on our internet page. With more than two million clicks a year, our website is one of the most visited in its sector. Our online site is filled with numerous tips and tricks, interesting offers and thrilling stories about our activities. We would like to invite you to have a look at our company. This applies not only to our homepage but also to a personal visit to our exhibition and business premises in Sinzig.

And once you’re here, we will always have a cup of coffee ready for you!