When former NASA engineer Casey Stevenson was in the market for a light, economical and enjoyable motorcycle to cruise the LA streets on, he came to find that there are no such bikes being currently made. So he considered turning a Suzuki S40 into a café racer and ended up creating the Ryca CS-1, a 650cc, air-cooled, single cylinder cafe racer prototype. Later, he thought at a way of turning his idea into money, so he founded Ryca Motors, the shop where they turn any Suzuki S40 or Savage model into veritable café racers.
The production version of the Ryca CS-1 features the middleweight single-cylinder engine and a five-speed tranny and returns 60 mpg. Café racer goodies such as the custom low profile tank with integrated keyswitch / indicator panel, fiberglass seat and side covers as well as rearsets with custom mounting bracket and hardware and aluminum clip-ons give the bike its unique look.
Because the original bike’s engine and chassis don’t require significant changes, Ryca Motors also offers a custom parts and accessories kit that owners can buy and install themselves. Click past the break to read about the four different possibilities of getting yourself on one of these and also what the kit includes.
French motorcycle accessories producer S2 Concept has created an aftermarket GT kit for the Suzuki Gladius. This addresses to those willing to enhance the touring capabilities of the Japanese naked bike by significantly improving wind protection.
Characterized by aggressive design blending perfectly in with that of the Gladius, the kit is composed mainly from a half-fairing and windscreen, which are mounted using a 3-piece aluminum mount, but you also get a cooler aluminum dash to fit the sport-touring scenario.
S2 also produces other aftermarket Gladius parts such as engine spoiler, undertail, plate holder, screens of various sizes, LED stoplights and integrated signal lights as well as rear fender and many others.
Suzuki Italia has teamed up with “GP Design” to create a limited edition version of the B-King. Called Hyaku B-King, the bike arrives to celebrate 100 years of existence and the name itself is suggestive as Hyaku stands for “hundred” in Japanese.
The idea was to actually create a special kit for the Hamamatsu model, composed from: silencer, matte black fairings, redesigned headlight and taillight. This means that current owners of the specified model can buy the Hyaku kit separately and enhance the already aggressive look of their bikes.
The Hamamatsu Hyaku B-King costs €14,500 ($21,882), but the manufacturer says it’s worth every cent. And who are we to disagree?
Roaring Toyz has just finished customizing this Suzuki GSX-R 1000 for Mat Mladin! Does the name sound familiar to you? Mat Mladin is the winner of six titles in the AMA Superbike Championship and the recent founder of Bike Gear Warehouse Company, which is also the reason why he ordered this custom made motorcycle.
The Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 by Roaring Toyz will be officially unveiled in two days at Laguna Seca and it will then start a promoting tour for the newly born company on all the tracks where AMA Superbike rounds are planned. The bike will then be taken to Australia (Mladin’s home country), where it will be used to promote Bike Gear Warehouse in their job of distributing Roaring Toyz custom sportbike parts.
Italian company RM Racing got their hands on a Suzuki GSX-R 1100 and modified it into a veritable dirt bike just to show off their talent in taking the ordinary and transforming it into something totally out of the ordinary.
At a first glance, the bike looks like an old thumper, but as you get a closer look at it it’s easy to realize that someone spent a great deal of time undergoing a serious, but partial transformation from superbike to dirt bike.
The engine displacement was increased to 1,200cc, modification that required a new set of pistons and a new engine head. The original swingarm was replaced with an aluminum unit taken straight off a 1993 GSX-R 750 model and an Ohlins shock was added as well. The bike features cool new KTM parts such as an inverted front fork, brake system and wheels, but it’s impossible not to spot the immense four-cylinder engine that was built for speed. This now evacuates burned gasses through a four-into-one exhaust with no silencer whatsoever! I don’t want to be anywhere close to this thing when it climbs a hill.
Having also changed the bars and adding a pair of more appropriate plastic fenders, the Italians finished their unique project and took it for a test run. Nice!
MIVV has released the exhaust for the 2007 Suzuki Bandit 650 in the shapes that we already got used to: sporting GP in carbon or titanium (delivering a plus of more than 4 HP and significantly reducing weight with 11 pounds), X-cone in stainless steel (extra 4 horses and 11.5 pounds less) and OVAL in the stainless steel, carbon and titanium versions (delivering 3 extra horses and reducing 10 pounds of the system’s weight).
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MIVV has finally provided the 2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250 with a new line of exhaust systems which will satisfy the owner’s request of power, sound and good looks.
The proposed shapes are X-cone in stainless steel (delivering 7.7 extra HP with a weight reduction of over 11 pounds), sporting GP in carbon or titanium (7.4 extra horses and 11 pounds less than the stock version) and OVAL in the stainless steel, carbon and titanium versions (delivering 6.6 extra HP and reducing a significant 9.7 (...)