Based on a 1996 R80RT Mono.
Right from the outset, this was never going to be a run of the mill build. Robin, our customer wanted something special and it had to include modern upside down forks, serious brakes, rear suspension and engine performance upgrades. Modern electronics were also on the list.
So after a complete strip down, GSXR 750 forks with radial Brembo brakes were modified to fit the BM headstock and wide cross spoke BMW rims, laced with stainless spokes, and shod with chunky Heidenau dual purpose rubber, were made to fit the Suzuki forks. A super thick alloy CNC milled top yolk was made to incorporate a great looking Velona Dark digital speedo/tacho and 'fat bar' risers where the new black Renthals would mount.
The rear Mono swinging arm was discarded for a Paralever unit and the frame modified to suit. A fully adjustable Ohlins shock was fitted along with one of our SRC Scrambler lightweight subframes and topped off with a sumptuous tan "new delhi" leather seat and grips to match.
The refurbished engine was also treated to a Siebenrock 1000cc Power kit, Mikuni carbs with pull chokes and modified cylinder heads. The refreshed transmission also benefitted from fitting a higher ratio top gear for more relaxed cruising and a new clutch helps to harness the extra power.
The stainless headers were Ceramic coated black to match the engine and silencers.
The electrics were a big upgrade with Motogadget M Unit, M Switches and M Button, all LED lights, new lighter weight lower geared starter motor, digital electronic ignition with small twin coil pack, super light Lithium Iron battery and a brand new minimal wiring loom bring this build bang up to date.
To give the build a bit of 'old school', a pair of brushed alloy mudguards were fitted and the tank was finished in a deep cream with brown striping to match the leather seat and grips and then topped off with an alloy 'monza' cap.
Keep an eye out for "The Magus" prowling the streets of London and maybe at a few shows too.
Side Rock Cycles