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Old 02-06-2007, 11:01 PM   #1
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Custom Sportbike

I came across this article in my cycleworld subscription. Now that custom choppers have become passe, its seems like builders are looking towards sportbikes now. This is all custom including the frame and swingarm, powered by an RC51 engine.

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Old 02-06-2007, 11:06 PM   #2
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:12 PM   #3
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I like the fact that it seems like it would be a nice performing bike not just a good looking one. RC51 engine with an Ohlins suspension, cant go wrong with that.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:22 PM   #4
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I like the fact that it seems like it would be a nice performing bike not just a good looking one. RC51 engine with an Ohlins suspension, cant go wrong with that.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:26 PM   #6
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With all the R&D the mfrs put into making bikes that are light and responsive but remain stable at high speeds I wonder how this sort of hand made bike, works in comparison.
Looks good but does it handle well? Would it spit you off coming hard over the launch at MSRH? or shimmy coming off the banking at TWS (Texas World Speedway)?
Am I over thinking this? Lol
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:04 AM   #7
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Looks awesome, love the nakedness. Except . . . why brown :confused1 (and brown scaley-flamey things at that)?
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Looks awesome, love the nakedness. Except . . . why brown :confused1 (and brown scaley-flamey things at that)?

agreed. im not a big fan of flames at all, on any vehicle.
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I dig the bike. . .but not the brown. It sucks that this streetfighter look is "in" these days. Makes me want to put fairings on my bike again. I love the fact that my current bike can be spotted in a sea of sportbikes, hope that doesn't change too soon.
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With all the R&D the mfrs put into making bikes that are light and responsive but remain stable at high speeds I wonder how this sort of hand made bike, works in comparison.
Looks good but does it handle well? Would it spit you off coming hard over the launch at MSRH? or shimmy coming off the banking at TWS (Texas World Speedway)?
Am I over thinking this? Lol
I was wondering that myself........it does look good (except the brown).
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With all the R&D the mfrs put into making bikes that are light and responsive but remain stable at high speeds I wonder how this sort of hand made bike, works in comparison.
Looks good but does it handle well? Would it spit you off coming hard over the launch at MSRH? or shimmy coming off the banking at TWS (Texas World Speedway)?
Am I over thinking this? Lol

Very good point - traditional choppers don't really have this worry as all they do is cruise around like big baboons - I would be very hesitant to take a custom sport bike anywhere close to its limits!!!
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I dig the bike. . .but not the brown. It sucks that this streetfighter look is "in" these days. Makes me want to put fairings on my bike again. I love the fact that my current bike can be spotted in a sea of sportbikes, hope that doesn't change too soon.
Just paint it Kawa green. It will stand out in any sea of bikes.
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