Whether it’s a big-bore, high-end custom sportbike you’re after, or a naked, bare knuckles streetfighting drag racer, this book has the goods for getting you there. In three different scenarios, the nation’s top builders give blow-by-blow instructions for completely rebuilding three popular streetbikes – from performance modifications and exhaust systems to flawless finishes and detail work.
Focusing on highly customized Hayabusa drag bikes, including a slammed and lowered Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa, John Dantzler of the Charlotte, North Carolina shop Two Wheel Customs outlines the suspension and engine modifications that the serious street and quarter-mile racer can make. He takes a salvaged, late-model four-cylinder street machine and transforms it into the kind of machine that both professional stunt riders and corner-carving enthusiasts favor.
Next, author Mike Seate covers the details on constructing and installing popular modifications — everything from engine crash guards and wheelie bars to motocross-style handlebars and bikini fairings — while stunt riders and streetfighter builders from the United States and Europe weigh in with tips and advice.
Last but not least, the builders at Wisconsins Patrick’s Performance and South Carolina’s Coastal Motorcycles provide a step-by-step account of the construction of two high-end custom sportbikes — transforming a Yamaha YZF R-1 and a Suzuki GSX-R 1000 into the kind of machines that are eye-popping everywhere-on the streets or on the motorcycle show circuit.