Procured directly from the importer and delivered in the manufacturer’s crate, this was home built in my garage. The mods are as follows:
• Upgraded front disk and master cylinder.
• Ace bars with Napoleon bar-end mirrors, barrel grips and adjustable levers.
• Bullet indicators and custom headlight with LED halo ring.
• Engine bore increased from 125cc to 150cc. Head is ported and polished.
• Carburettor increased from 22mm to 26mm Mikuni, with pod filter. The airbox and battery box were removed, and the seat triangle is open.
• Battery relocated under the seat hump and sits on an old coffee machine base plate.
• Seat is reupholstered in distressed leather, suede side up on the top to provide seated grip.
• Racing CD and, high output coil with iridium plug (gap indexed to the intake port).
• Counter-shaft sprocket increased one tooth.
• Preload spacers installed on the fork springs.
• Low profile filler cap with breather hose and glass and chrome in-line fuel filter fitted.
• Chrome megaphone muffler fitted to straight through header pipe.
• Knurled alloy footpegs and a pair of 120db dual-tone snail type horns.
• Preload adjustable nitrogen filled rear shocks.
• High intensity LED running and brake lights.
• New Honda rear hub laced into the rim, with urethane cush rubbers and a higher strength chain fitted. Chain adjusters are vintage Suzuki items.
• All logos and badges have been removed or filled.
All work done by me at my home, including cutting and sewing the leather seat from a recycled couch found abandoned on the side of the road.
Total cost of this machine all up, including all mods and on-road costs, is well under $3,000 AUD (~$1,950 USD). It has proven to be reliable with over 20,000km (12.5k miles) on the clock to date and is able to sustain freeway speeds.
This bike speaks for itself as a true home-built café racer that any enthusiast can build without needing access to a full fabrication workshop.