Jesse Rooke is showing his latest custom, done in the style of a KTM powered cafe racer, at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show. Mathieu sent in a link to this photo and it looks pretty neat.
We noticed this bike in progress back in March when it was up on his web site in a “work in progress” photo. Looks like he’s wrapped it up, could use a little seat padding, though. As noted when we spotted it before, it has Performance Machine wheels, a single sided swingarm and from this photo we can see Brembo brakes.
Jesse seems to be building a lot of bikes around this KTM platform, it might be KTM’s way of building some mindshare among motorcycle buyers and builders while they’re introducing all of their new bikes. KTM has been changing their mostly off road image and customs like these can help them transition to the paved road market.
Thanks for the tip, Mathieu!