Archive for the ‘GSXR’ Tag
Every once in a while I post a street fighter. Is this a street fighter? Almost. It surely goes like it has a fire lit under its arse. But it is missing one key piece of kit – a superbike bar kit. If you are lucky enough to win this bike at the end of the auction, the first thing I would do is contact Spiegler USA or any one of the many other companies selling handlebar kits for the GSXR1000 (most of which are just selling the Spiegler riser plus bars) and get rid of thy clip-ons. And add a fender before you put a rock through either the radiator or oil cooler!
I believe this is the latest model CB750 I’ve posted that’s been converted into a cafe racer. What’s interesting and nice about this bike is the addition of 2003 GSXR forks. I believe they came off a 600 since they aren’t male slider (USD) forks. Overall, a fairly unique build if just because of that. It also has a nice alternative speedo on it with the Vapor computer.
This bike is one of the more reasonable examples of the CB750 that has appeared on eBay. The Buy-It-Now is about $2,500, while the auction price is currently at $1,625 with 3 days left. Interesting bike…
Here is a fairly standard build of a CB350 four-cylinder cafe racer. The seat goes well with the tank, it’s got reasonably sticky tires, clubman bars are fitted, and the pipe is a nicely upswept 4-into-1 piece of kit that has been blacked out.
But… it is still running standard position foot pegs. And it has the all-to-familiar flat black paint job.
Additionally, the seller is also selling a much more interesting Kawasaki drag bike, but the spelling in that listing looks like an offshore scammer trying to dump a stock-photo slathered GSXR1000. Weird, because this listing was written reasonably well by eBay standards.
Either bike from this seller is a decent buy if you can get past any trepidations you might have at the possible scammy implications of the writing in the drag bike listing. And I will admit that a nice revvy CB350F might be just the bike for me…
So this isn’t just slapping a set of clip-ons or clubman bars on a wrecked SV650S. This is a great conversion into something unique that I’ve never seen before.
Key highlights for me are the spoked wheels and the dual high pipes. It clearly has a very modern flavor to it, but I think that is alright. This is a great interpretation of the cafe racer concept, and I really like it!