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The KTM side of a Honda CBR 1000F

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If someone had taken a look at KTM’s RC8 superbike and tried to build one in his own garage couldn’t have done a better job than the one done by Ian McElroy when, inspiring from the Austrian firm’s race-spec bike, has turned a 1987 Honda CBR 1000F into the nasty looking thing pictured above.

The custom bike features angular lines and aluminum hand-crafted fenders as well as a new subframe. In fact, welded sheets of aluminum form the bodywork, while the original 998cc, DOHC 16 valve inline-four was given a tune up using K&N filters and a custom-made exhaust system allowing the engine to breath much better and develop 130 horsepower. That’s worth of the Veypor gauges, which even records G-force, 0-60, quarter mile time and lap time apart from rpm and speed.

It is enough to take a look at the bike to realize that it required a great deal of work and dedication and the fact that it transmits that makes it even nicer. If we could only hear it go down the street…

Source: bikeexif


The KTM side of a Honda CBR 1000F
The KTM side of a Honda CBR 1000F
The KTM side of a Honda CBR 1000F
The KTM side of a Honda CBR 1000F


Pictures made by Ian McElroy and Peter Lombardi.



1 comments:

I reckon this guy did a good job with this custom bike.

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