Sabine Welte sent me a few interesting photos she took recently of this Suzuki GSX-R powered custom, called Project “K” built by Kris Moto Pieces (KMP) in France. When I first looked at the photos I thought, hmm …, nice naked bike, nice looking engine, no tank, …, wait a minute, where’s the tank?
Starting with a frame from Moto Martin, it was modified to accept the 1100N engine, after which KMP added the Ducati Monster S4R swingarm converted for a cantilever shock. Marzocchi forks hold up the front end, with perimeter brakes from Braking. Wheels come from a Triumph Speed Triple. Yoshimura duplex downpipes and collector are used for the exhaust. There’s a carbon fiber tailsection and mudguard from Ducati, … but about the tank.
The NOS bottle under the seat actually serves as the fuel tank, it may not be designed for long trips but it does give the bike an interesting appearance. Different and kinda cool.
Sabine takes photos of lots of really neat bikes (when she’s not dragging her knees around a racetrack). Stop over at her website and check them out. She has a couple of calendars and a book, too. Good stuff.
Photos: Sabine Welte
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