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Pace Learn, January 9, 2022


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We’re kicking off this weekend’s Pace Learn with a cute Honda Monkey from Deus Korea. We’ve additionally rounded up a gnarly Suzuki Bandit 1200, a tidy BMW R80, and a restored Kawasaki A7 Avenger that’s occurring public sale quickly.

Deus x Crazy Garage Honda Monkey 125
Honda Monkey by Deus ex Machine / Loopy Storage In South Korea, the Seoul outpost of Deus has been collaborating with Loopy Storage since they first opened their doorways, and it’s yielded some fairly rad bikes. This time round, they’ve additionally partnered with Honda Korea—to ship a {custom} based mostly on the brand new Monkey 125. And as you’d count on, it seems like barrels of enjoyable.Deus x Crazy Garage Honda Monkey 125
Remarkably, many of the transformation was finished with bolt-on components—which simply goes to indicate how in depth the Monkey aftermarket is. The construct sheet begins with a set of ProTaper bars and grips, with a headlight guard, hand guards and foot pegs from SP Takegawa.

There’s additionally a nifty steering stem from Outex, and a bash plate and heel guards from Zeta. Loopy Storage put in a excessive fender up entrance, and modified a tail cowl from Cat’s Manufacturing facility on the again.

Deus x Crazy Garage Honda Monkey 125
The engine breathes in by way of a Uni filter, utilizing a conversion package from Kitaco. Eager eyes will spot a pair of Öhlins shocks out again too. And this Monkey cheekily rolls on Dunlop K180 flat observe tires (we didn’t know they made them that small both).

A {custom} exhaust system wraps issues up, together with a surprising HRC-inspired livery. Dubbed ‘Donkey,’ this Honda is one other nice instance of a pint-sized {custom} finished proper. [Deus ex Machina | Crazy Garage]

Suzuki Bandit 1200 cafe racer by Deep Creek Cycleworks
Suzuki Bandit 1200 by Deep Creek Cycleworks Ever owned a motorbike you merely couldn’t half with? The proprietor of this Suzuki Bandit 1200 purchased it new in 1996, and put over 55,000 miles on it earlier than shopping for a more moderen BMW. The Bandit was parked for 5 years—till a pal, Kris Reniers at Deep Creek Cycleworks in Belgium, tried to purchase it.Suzuki Bandit 1200 cafe racer by Deep Creek Cycleworks
“He mentioned ‘no method, I’m not promoting it to you’,” Kris remembers. “’As an alternative of you shopping for it from me, inform me what you’ll do with it.’ Per week later I gave him a sketch of my perspective of a Suzuki Bandit, and what I might chop and rebuild.”

“He mentioned ‘that’s nice Kris, now go and construct the Bandit I’m not going to promote to you. Construct it so it may be nice once more, and I’ll promote my BMW’.”

Suzuki Bandit 1200 cafe racer by Deep Creek Cycleworks
Kris and the proprietor race 90s Suzuki GSX-Rs collectively in traditional endurance occasions, so that they communicate one another’s language. The temporary right here known as for upgraded suspension and wiring, mounts for baggage, and the power to retrofit the inventory exhaust for lengthy journeys. And the bike wanted the chops to deal with the odd observe day, too.Suzuki Bandit 1200 cafe racer by Deep Creek Cycleworks
Kris sprung into motion, putting in a 2005 GSX-R1000 entrance finish, full with the forks, wheel and brakes. A Wilbers shock went in out again, lowered barely to excellent the bike’s geometry. Then Kris added some braces to the body to enhance chassis stiffness, for higher dealing with on observe.

There’s additionally a brand new bolt-on subframe carrying a custom-made seat. The gas tank’s inventory, nevertheless it’s been tweaked to interface properly with the seat. The body’s dressed with a set of {custom} blank-off plates to neaten issues up.

Suzuki Bandit 1200 cafe racer by Deep Creek Cycleworks
Different upgrades embody an EBC race clutch, Mikuni flatslide carbs, LSL clip-ons and levers, LED lighting and ValterMoto rear-sets. Kris rewired every little thing round a full set of Motogadget parts—together with a keyless ignition and digital sprint. And the Bandit even has heated grips for lengthy, chilly rides.

Kris wrapped the construct up simply two weeks earlier than the deadline—the proprietor’s 2,100 mile street journey to Slovenia and again. “He liked each minute of it,” says Kris. [Deep Creek Cycleworks]

Custom BMW R80RT by Motobrix
BMW R80RT by Motobrix Not all {custom} bikes are created equal. In actual fact, this 1986 BMW R80RT had been ‘modified’ so badly by the point Brian Kates bought his palms on it, that it was downright harmful.

Brian operates as Motobrix out of Toronto, Canada, and has a background in mechanical engineering. So naturally, the R80 was reworked from prime to backside. Brian did virtually all of the work himself, outsourcing solely paint and fabric.

Custom BMW R80RT by Motobrix
There’s nothing groundbreaking in regards to the R80’s total aesthetic, as {custom} boxers go. Nevertheless it’s hella tidy with a number of well-considered mods.

Brian began by tearing down and rebuilding the motor, ending it off with a vapor blast and a contemporary coat of black. The inventory carbs run with foam filters from Uni Filter, and a full complement of recent cables. Higher Boxer equipped a brand new cowl to exchange the inventory airbox.

Custom BMW R80RT by Motobrix
The wiring’s all-new too, constructed round a management field from NWT Cycletronic. There’s an upgraded regulator/rectifier from Rick’s Motorsport Electrics, and a keyless ignition from Motogadget. A Shorai Lithium-ion battery sits in a custom-made field beneath the transmission.Custom BMW R80RT by Motobrix
Up entrance are the forks, wheels and brakes from a BMW K100, with the forks shortened internally by 3”. A YSS shock takes care of issues out again.

Larger up are a {custom} subframe and a brand new seat, lined by Uneek Upholstery. Black Widow Customized Paint dealt with the deep black paint job on the R80’s inventory gas tank. The cockpit additionally contains a Messner Moto throttle, a Motogadget speedo and LED bar finish flip indicators.

Custom BMW R80RT by Motobrix
Ending touches embody an LED headlight sitting in a signature Motobrix ring mount, and a {custom} kickstand and pivot. Brian additionally tailored the choke lever from a /5 airhead, by welding a {custom} mount to the brand new airbox cowl. And he constructed the flowery pie-cut exhaust system.

Tidy, no? [Motobrix | Photos by Gary Davidson]

Kawasaki A7 Avenger restoration
Kawasaki A7 Avenger Right here’s a neat little collectors merchandise: a 1969 Kawasaki A7 Avenger that’s being auctioned by Mecum in Las Vegas later this month.

Kawasaki’s motorbike enterprise began in 1963 once they purchased over the Meguro Manufacturing Co., so their early bikes had been merely rebranded Meguro fashions. The A7 Avenger was one in every of Kawasaki’s first ‘new’ bikes, and was produced between 1967 and 1971.

Kawasaki A7 Avenger restoration
It featured a 350 cc two-stroke parallel twin engine, with twin rotary valves and oil injection. The motor put out 42 hp, with a reported prime velocity of round 100 mph.

The mannequin being auctioned off is an ‘A7SS’ mannequin—a scrambler variant of the A7 with excessive twin pipes and braced handlebars. On the time, it could have gone face to face with bikes just like the Honda CL350, though the Kawasaki made extra energy. This one’s been in its present proprietor’s palms since 2005, and has been handled to a period-correct restoration… tempted? [Via]

Kawasaki A7 Avenger restoration


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