Built for myself and to showcase what SRC is all about, it features lots of quality parts to enhance both the performance and the visual side of the bike. Weight saving and really clean, uncluttered looks were paramount.
As with all our builds, the bike was completely stripped. The engine rebuilt with a 1000cc Siebenrock performance top end kit with high comp pistons, cleaned up heads with new 34mm Mikuni carbs added to the 'Go', and along with a new timing chain kit, clutch, a lighter, more powerful starter motor, bearings and seals the motor was ready for action.
The frame and swinging arm were de-tabbed, blasted and powder coated satin black then mated up with a lightweight SRC subframe, new fully adjustable 'piggyback' shocks and upgraded forks. Progressive springs, heavier oil and new seals will enhance the handling.
The 'stopping' received attention too with the Brembo calipers being stripped and re-furbished with new seals, sintered pads, braided stainless hoses and fresh fluid. Now it stops as good as it handles.
Part of the upgrades and weight loss included the electrics. The original switchgear was ditched in favour of some slimline motogadget units. Likewise the instruments which were replaced by a neat Acewell billet alloy speedo/tacho unit. Oberon bar end billet allow LED front and rear indicators, and LED tail-light add a nod to new tech and save weight. A new lightweight loom was made to suit.
Sweet candy apple green with pearlescent carbon inlays were chosen for the bodywork colour scheme with the 'carbon' extending to the wheel rims, headlamp shell and lightweight top engine cover to top off everything. A smaller, lightweight, alloy tank was made which enhances the minimalist look.
Just to prove that Vanity is not all show and no go, a classic bike track day has been booked to prove her credentials! Should be fun.
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