Best looking BMW cafe I have come across!
1984 Kawasaki GPZ900R has some pretty slick riveted bodywork. Looks like it is going to take off like a jet ;)
Really like this. Looks very aggressive.
This is one of the better builds I have seen for a while! The chassis and motor are from a Kawasaki 1974 H2 triple , swingarm from a Yamaha FZ600, tank from a Sukuki, and a number of other parts. This guy has some serious skill welding and is also a great fabricator. I especially like the reed boxes he made for the TMX flat-slide carbs.
Scan through his in depth build thread. It is truly inspirational! http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=32683.0
Kawasaki powered Mini!
This would be a blast to drive! I can’t find any more pictures or info on it so if you find any please forward it on. The gas tank is off a 2006 ZX-10R and I hope the motor in the back is too! This thing must get some attention!!!
Hotshoe Customs CBXtreme
This is one VERY custom bike with a VERY cool power plant! The Honda CBX’s were known for their massive 6-cylinder motors and are now a popular collector. Here is Hotshoe Customs story and list of mods on the bike:
A few years ago as I was completing Al’s NBC 360 air ride custom that we came to the next bike he was wanting. He wanted a CBX to power it because of it’s overwhelming visual impact, but he wanted it to be a one of a kind. He liked my designs on other jobs so he let me work this one out a bit. A few of the design cues that he specified was the 300 tire that I had on my turbo-chop ‘Bo as well as the Laser Extreme exhaust that I had installed on several of my customers R1’s. I had used an M109R front suspension to give another famous CBX custom I built for his friend Louie that gave a great big strong front fork and brake. That’s when he reached out to him for one from his collection of super clean CBX’s.
To start with, the exposed chunk of tubes under the CBX stock frame / tank combo is pretty gnarly. All gussets, tubes and gaps. The oil cooler is the same, kinda stuck out the on the front of the motor, utilitarian for sure. This brought me to making an 18g steel fuel tank with a 2.25 gallon fuel cell using a Vortex fuel cap and the sides of the tank into a large air foil with a cbr900f oil cooler tucked up into the frame to catch the fresh air and send it back to the center section of the carburetors.
I modified the big front end to fit the Honda neck, and got the RC Components wheel installed. To clean up the more visible side of the wheel, I machined off the castings for the brake and rotor from the fork leg and the right side of the hub. This was sent out to Sport Chrome along with a laundry list of parts for plating and polishing. For the handlebars i cut a set of new superbike bars to fit the extra-wide trees and held them on with RSD risers. A bit of sparkle was added to the Koso superbike gauges with the oh-so-f’n trick acrylic reservoir for the brakes with machined caps. There is a matching one finishing off the Pro-Tec rearsets and Brembo brake control pushing a PM four-piston rear caliper on a big RC brake rotor. The rear swing-arm is made from DOM steel and tigged in a functional art shape. It hangs both the massive to match the engine 10.5 inch RC Components wheel and the Platinum four valve Bleed / Feed air ride suspension. This is not an air bag. It is connected to the Honda stressed engine designed frame and engine mounts that I heavily modified to mount the sub-frame, swing-arm, fuel tank, gel battery and air ride controls. It was also pretty tricky making the six into one, into a diffuser, into two, into four (whew) exhaust to fit through the swing-arm during a full 6” swing of the air-ride. Just in front of that is the floating jack-shaft I designed to transfer power from the engine to the big rear wheel and tire combo. these are kept in tune with a spring loaded tensioner I attached to the lower side of the swing-arm.
I tore down the engine and pushed out the cylinders with a J&E piston kit, Dyna Ignition, a TIms CBX alternator conversion, oil pan extension and performance clutch upgrades. As I assembled the engine, I criticised each part as carefully as the rest of the bike. Some parts were glass beaded, some powdercoated, some painted, some sent out to chrome plate and some to engrave by Otto Carter. The seats and cowl pad were sent to Badass Seats to be covered in high end leather.
After the design was proved and ridden with a vid on the youtubes for Al to see his baby in rolling trim, I tore her apart to the fiddly bits. Each part cleaned and finished. I applied the HOK Kandy Brandywine over silver metallic paint, trimmed in a black hugger stripe with a CBX wayyy deep in the paint to let folks know what we started with. Once I wired all of the new pieces I used a street fighter headlight and some LSL brackets to mount using some hardware that I machined to give it the look we
have here. I have to thank Al for the opportunity to build this and the patience to complete it. I think we’ve built a one of a kind motorcycle from a milestone in motorcycling history.
Another Sweet Honda Monkey!
Auto Shop Dream created this mini Katana replica monkey. I am sure this “moped” costs more than your street bike and faster than your Harley (haha just kidding but I had to)! 4-Valve head and a larger cylinder (88cc?) on a 50cc bottom end. Inverted forks, disc brakes, Katana body, custom frame and swingarm, and an endless number of bolt-ons on this little guy.
BEET’s Custom Kawasaki ZRX 1200 DAEG
This Japanese ZRX is has carbon fiber bodywork, Ohlins forks and shocks, JB Power Magtan wheels, and a lot of custom billet CNC pieces by BEET.
Auto Magic Kawasaki GPZ900R
ZRX1200 motor, Ducati 1098 single sided swingarm, Keihin FCR flat-slide carbs, inverted forks, titanium exhaust, and a number of other tasteful bolt-ons.
iXoost is the first audio system for your iPhone or iPod that is entirely hand-built. The name iXoost comes from the English pronunciation of the work “exhaust”. You can choose a V8, V10, or V12 exhaust manifold and can customize the billet base with different anodized colors. I am curious how it sounds. I will probably never know though because they cost from €5000,00 for the V8 model to €8000,00 for the V12. Pricey but cool!
Chalk board paint could be cool on a lot of motorcycle and car related things! It looks pretty cool on this Simpson Bandit helmet!
Found this a while back and when I just looked closer… it appears to have a turboed 83-84 GPZ1100 motor in it! So I think it is a 74 Kawasaki Z1 900, 83-84 GPZ motor, custom turbo kit, ZRX1100 swingarm, unknown front end and wheels. I like the shortened tail and seat too. All around great looking bike that probably handles really well and pulls hard too.