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Bimota SB8R Sport Bike
Bimota SB8R Sport Bike


We take a look at 13 sportbikes from around the

Miami Mafia

Ricky Bookal (shown here a stoppie) is the man in charge of the Miami a stunt crew noted for the that all its members ride the same bike—highly customized YZF-R1s.

With each of the Warriors rocking the same you might expect some when it comes to custom As you can see, that’s not the case. own R-1 sports a full Akrapovic system and a clever, mock pattern on top of yellow and black

As is the case with most of the bikes, the graphic motif is over to Bookal’s helmet and the inside of the wheel rims. member’s bike usually expresses its owner’s individual or interests.

Eli, who rides the R1 pictured at left in the group is the crew’s resident computer wizard. Accordingly, his ’00 R-1 is with glow-in-the-dark striping in the of computer circuit boards. Eli incorporat-ed a few cryptic messages in the design, messages that can be read after dark.

a regular in Miami’s South riding scene, did up his R-1 with a camouflage pattern and has nylon protectors installed to ensure the paint stays unmarked.

In to paintwork, nearly all the Warriors’ receive performance boosts Street To Custom, located in Beach, Florida. Underseat systems from either Flame or England’s Devil as well as extended swingarms, are the common mods.

On the other there’s nothing common at all the details invested in the ’99 R-1 by stunter Robbie Marley right). The son of reggae legend Bob Robbie rides a futuristic featuring a computer-inspired paint an adjustable steering damper to the ride during Marley’s parallel tank stands and brake rotors.

On-dash, a rearview system that mirrors redundant by employing a wide-angle video camera and a monitor screen. You just to be careful to keep your on the road ahead and not to watch the too much, Marley says.

Chaduray started with an Suzuki GSX-R1000 and a simple build the most eye-catching in town.

His first step toward end was $5,000 worth of chrome-plating—dipping the rear shock and spring, gas wheels, kickstand, bars and the ignition key in the shiny stuff. the shine was put on, Chaduray turned his to the motor, administering another 10 in performance upgrades to ensure the lot prince had as much boost as it did

Ray McLelland at Pittsburgh’s Northgate was called on to install a full RS-3 Oval racing and remap the fuel injection a Dynojet Power Commander A 1,070cc big-bore kit was installed, and the were sent out to Dutchman for gas flowing and porting. Inside are ST-1 mild-lift cams, cut and for increased midrange.

Matched a timing retard eliminator, the big is pushing 185 hp—more than to ward off any all show, no go comments.


Once Italy’s manufacturer of specialist sportbikes, went belly up in 2000. The demise hasn’t stopped the U.S. importer, Moto of Stahlstown, Pennsylvania from occasionally filling the odd order their back stock, Case in point: this Bimota SB8R, decked out nearly one of everything from the of Japanese performance specialist Kondo.

In case you’re Shin Kondo stuff cheap; the final total for machine was more than That sizeable bill some of the trickest parts to grace a street machine, dual under-seat titanium Port exhausts (a cool and titanium replacement fasteners all many of these built by Kondo specifically for this

This very special rolls on Marchesini wheels, with a pearlescent paint and Brembo racing calipers. A silver suede seat is atop hand-painted carbon-fiber complete with … ram-air ducts. Blue-tinted clip-on handlebars provide and the lucky rider of this featherweight sees the world a one-off, iridium-coated windscreen.

some showroom queen, the Bimota is ridden regularly on the of Alabama. It’s no slouch on the thanks to an upgraded Suzuki motor with Cosworth flowed heads and a Suzuki Superbike-spec close-ratio gearbox.

That’s what the license on this ’98 R1 spell as this bike can be found Sunday mornings strafing California’s famed Highway not the 15 turns of nearby Thunderhill raceway.

Owned by Greg co-owner of European Motorcycle this bike has become a de testing and advertising tool for all of the motorcycle hardware that and his cohorts collect from the pond. Don’t let the factory-style job fool you—under that white-and-red skin is one of the trickest on the road, with more European racing technology most machines in the World paddock.

All suspension components been upgraded to Ohlins pieces, including forks, adjustable rear shock and a damper. Wheels are PVM five-spokers, and PVM makes the CNC-machined fork that hold the AP Racing monoblock radial calipers up (an AP Racing two-piston caliper in the rear).

The remainder of the chassis is out with a bevy of Harris from Britain, including triple clamps, a Harris WSB-spec R7/R1 swingarm and adjustable rearsets. Even the body is special—fairing lowers are all fiber, as is the rear hugger (from Harris) and inner panels.

The engine is the mildest of the bike; it’s mostly save for an Akrapovic ti full and Ivan’s jet kit. An ultra-spec makes up for this, though, a JOS-PVM slipper clutch and a quick shifter that has functions. Colyer’s spec is constantly changing as EMA’s base continues to expand.

For specs or to find out how much it cost for you to build your own bruiser, log on to

Gregg’s R1

This tight R1 was turned out by DesJardins, owner of Gregg’s in Campbell, California. Gregg’s a small selection of off-the-shelf components (including billet signals, machined sprocket and other gorgeous bits) in to performing custom machining Gregg’s machining skills are in spades on his R1, which features a single-sided swingarm, rearsets and a of other one-off components.

him out at

Streetfighter SVs

Suzuki’s is the tabula rasa of modern the rare bike with the to be anything to anyone—sport riders, racers and even touring dig the little ‘Zook that

Clean, … styling makes it prime for customizing, as here by these two tweaked SVs Petaluma, California custom Motomorphic. The blue bike is SV up and everything else in the rear.

The crew started with a Honda RC30 swingarm, after 20 hours of fabbing, was with the SV frame. The rear comes from a Ducati and the crowning feature is the MV Agusta F4 section and quad-mufflers. The bike is in progress—currently under development is a MV-style carbon-fiber tank and MV fairing and headlight, too.

The bike, on the other hand, is streetfighter. This one also a single-sided swingarm adaptation, time using Honda VFR The front end is from a ’98 750 (with Race- Tech and the SV Fighter also runs an shock and SharkSkinz aluminum with solo tail.

The is mostly stock save for flat-slide carbs and a Motomorphic-bent system capped with a of SuperTrapp mufflers from a YZ426 dirt bike.


Smooth is the operative when describing this flyer built by Dave the owner of SharkSkinz Racing Starting with an ’01 GSX-R1000, Lee first hung the with all new SharkSkinz GSX-R pieces (plus a carbon-fiber from Eurospace Technologies), set to work making everything The toughest part, Lee says, was the projector-beam headlights to the race and blending in the flush-mounted lenses cover the lamps.

So tough, in that Lee had to do it twice—the first after he peeled off the protective Lee discovered that one of his handmade had cracked during finishing!

The of the bike comes together a SharkSkinz GSX-R solo modified to fit the LED taillight units the Yamaha R6 (this tail has become a production SharkSkinz Lee’s custom bodywork is off with an attention-grabbing red-and-white job laid down by Phil Day at Only in Orlando, Florida.

it all, the inline-four engine some aftermarket attention as Lee installed a Yoshimura EMS computerized system (with accessory that incorporates all sorts of including shift light, cut-out for smooth clutchless and a bar-mounted switch that Lee to jump between three fuel-injection maps on the fly. The exhaust system is a Ti Force Orient Express, and a Penske shock matched with mods by Traxxion Dynamics Lee keep everything together in the

Monster Mash

Bimota SB8R Sport Bike

Thank for long, miserable Midwestern them, the custom bike wouldn’t be half as lively. in point: Reed Herman’s Monster streetfighter built the last half-dozen or so off-seasons in Reading the spec sheet, almost think that raided the closet in the Ducati race shop to gather the for his ‘fighter: wheels are from a the front fender is from an and the rearsets are from an 888.

almost went bust titanium: All but a handful of fasteners are the metal, along with the axle, the rear tank and the forks, which are ti-nitride-coated. The stuff on the engine is a zinc-chromate-magnesium ask. Herman didn’t the motor—displacement has been bumped to 944 cc, Lofgren-ported heads, lightened balanced crank and loads aftermarket accessories.

Herman that he has about $36,000 up in the project—money well spent for a truly deserving of the Monster

Performance Machine

Performance is probably best known for its line of aftermarket billet for choppers—its bread and butter the last few years. But PM is anything but a to the sportbike scene—its Chicane have been a common

on racetracks (and custom for a decade now, as have its brake components. Though bits remain the PM crew’s stock in trade, the company that demand for sportbike in particular—is stronger than It was this growing demand led PM to build the custom Hayabusa here (also on the cover) to to trade shows and other events with the purpose of excitement in the company’s expanding of sportbike products.

The PM Hayabusa was entirely in house by PM’s RD; by Roland Sands (also issue’s cover boy/spinner), Silicato and Peter Vecvanagus. for a Yoshimura full exhaust and some revalving of the fork and the mechanicals of the bike remain stock. Big mods were for the body: an AirTech tank and tail, the latter of which had to be modified to work with the seat and the Aprilia taillight.

The signal holes were before ColorZone Design in Beach, California shot the metallic paint, while a frame, swingarm and fork round out the finish work.

that wasn’t painted or was chromed—including levers, triples and bits. Last, but not least, the was hit with one of everything from the Machine sportbike catalog, 17-inch Gatlin wheels, 320mm front rotors and own Race calipers. PM builds at one new show-stopping chopper each to showcase its latest cruiser Here’s to hoping it follows the plan with custom A ZX-12R next year,


Acid Test

Chester and the other cats at NYC have plenty to occupy time. Between operating a cigar company (Acid Look for the sportbike on the label), a nascent clothing company and an endless stream of design-for-hire Chester is a busy boy indeed.

believe us? Just try and reach him by phone. Despite employment Chester still makes for his first—and oldest—interest: custom Chester is one of the most sought-after painters on all of the East Coast, pumped more than 200 works of art out the doors of his DUMBO Under the Manhattan Bridge design studio over the decade.

Though 200 bikes not sound like much to the Schiebs of the world, realize when Chester lays on your bike, it’s not a paint job—it’s an honest-to-goodness of art. Chester’s concepts can be stunning in their originality.

for instance, the Honda CBR600F3 to the left, one of two bikes that created a few years ago for clothing Ecko Unlimited. Upon glance, it looks like images. Tilt your a bit, however, and everything to make sense. The idea, says, is that if someone a stoppie on the bike, you’ll see the whole scene. Tilt the on end and you’re looking down an street, complete with and buildings.

Look closely, and you’ll see the main image in the foreground the center of the fairing) is actually a pasted with Ecko The background (mostly on the tank) is an building, and each window has unique inside. Artwork artwork far-out stuff.

Not all of work is so high-concept—many designs are in nature, like the Caterpillar-inspired That bike is a simple base (black and yellow) some creative masking and laid down on top. simple in design, the effect is dramatic.

Thugomatic, the red ZX-7R, is example of Chester’s more work. This bike painted at all but rather is a reflective kit applied over a red base The concept for this bike was a between Chester and fellow Tristan Eaton; Chester and came up with the concept and Eaton transferred the concept to a file and cut out the graphics in reflective then Chester applied to the bike.

Comic book logos and other advertising are common themes in Chester’s It’s an East Coast Chester says. New York is Marvel comics are from, and a lot of comes from here—it’s of our scene. Chester is currently at on a Spiderman-themed ’84 Kawasaki GPZ

That’s what the customer Chester says by way of explanation. some of the concepts fit better older bikes. Design is all attitude, angles and shapes, and the old have a lot to offer here.

like a true artist.

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