Who we are

A small specialist company based in Northampton, run by an engineer/fabricator with a wealth of experience in motorsport at the very highest levels, dedicated to improving the BMW aircooled R80/100 series of twin cylinder motorcycles with a unique range of products.

Today we are acknowledged as the leading tuner of BMW aircooled twin cylinder engines for both street and Classic Racing, with an unrivalled competition record.

All work is to the highest standards, backed by a policy of on-going development and investment in the models in which we specialise.

What we do

  • Manufacture and/or develop performance parts of our own design
  • Supply our own-designed valves, valve seats and valve guides to a higher standard than Original Equipment – and in more sizes
  • Overhaul/rebuild cylinder heads, engines, gearboxes and bevel boxes
  • Performance tuning and development work
  • Manufacture and modify chassis components

What we don’t do

  • Make false or misleading claims: we do what we say
  • General motorcycle servicing and repair (although we will always support our customers)
  • Renovate complete BMW motorcycles
  • Retail motorcycles
  • Cut corners or compromise
  • Rush
Highly modified 1989 BMW R100GS with ground-up restoration by Richard Moore using unique Moorespeed components and replica Paris-Dakar paint scheme. Tuned engine develops 76bhp at the rear wheel.


As the business has developed, so priorities and directions have changed. This website has been updated (at last!) to reflect those changes which include a growing emphasis on tuning engines for road, off-road and classic racing. The BMW aircooled twin is a strong unit that responds very well to modern engineering and design, and can deliver very satisfying levels of performance while retaining its legendary reliability.

Parts availability from BMW remains excellent, and while some components are now proving less satisfactory, we are increasingly turning our attention to these new weak points and developing solutions.

While we no longer have the room available to undertake ground-up restorations or build complete Moorespeed R100GS models, we continue to make all the specialist parts available for the home mechanic.