These builders from Spain, specialize mainly in Triumph motorcycles. But don’t avoid other brands and challenges (I strongly recommend to check their portfolio!).
This build is a nice story of saving a motorcycle that’s been neglected for 8 years by the owner. But one day decided to revive his machine. And the result is really stunning. The base is pretty rare nowadays. I admit – I have a weakness for Katanas as I’m almost finished with my build, but objectively You cannot deny that it’s an extraordinary machine and design. What more – it was only released for couple of years in the 80’s (2-3, depending on a region, afterwards – came a Pop-up version of Katana). And currently it earned it’s renaissance.
They skipped using the original Katana front fairing – so it looks more “classical”.
Which I think is a brave move, as most of the builders tend to keep this unique looks. But the tank is still a very characteristic piece. You know immediately that this is not a regular GS.
The suspension was upgraded (USD GSXR 750 front suspension – from 92-95 model is a common choice due to it’s length and ease of swap, rear wheel from small Bandit with standard 150 wide tire + Ohlins twin shocks). That’s pretty much it. Engine is stock, carbs are stock (+KN pod filters), swing-arm is original.
And the paint-job is nothing complicated and flashy. And… it lives up to it’s name: Looks retro, looks raw and it definately is made out of iron 🙂
Source: Macco No16 by Macco Motors