Saturday, February 16, 2008

ShowYo Moto: GSX-R1100 ‘Alien’ streetfighter

You wouldn't want to see that face in your rear-view mirror...

What do you do with an old 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 that can no longer keep up with the latest litre-class superbikes from Japan and Italy? Take it to ShowYo Moto, who’ll readily convert it into a streetfighter – like the Manga-inspired ‘Alien’ you see here.

ShowYo Moto have been in the business of creating custom-built motorcycles since 2005. For this 1986 Gixxer, the idea was to create something that looked like it had just walked off the sets of a horror movie. Indeed. And a lot of hard work has gone into building the bike – the front and rear fenders and the headlamp unit alone took more than 50 hours of modeling! And talking about detailing, the front fender is made of nine different pieces, some made of stainless steel and the others made of lightweight composite materials…

If you're into the whole streetfighter thing, the Alien will probably appeal to you

While the headlamp unit, mini-fairing, radiator covers, belly pan and both fenders are custom made, the fuel tank comes from a 2006 Yamaha FZ1 and the tail unit if off an R6. The GSX-R1100 engine gets racing cams, a DynoJet Power Commander, K&N air filter, and custom made ShowYo Moto exhaust. Finally, the bike was painted by Extreme Graphic, in Canada.

For more pics and details on the GSX-R1100 Alien, as well as ShowYo Moto’s other custom bikes, visit their website here.

Also see:
EDR Performance's 131bhp Yamaha R6...
The 'Ultimate Edition' 2008 Suzuki GSX-R1000!
Rotohak: 325bhp, rotary-powered sidecar rig...
The BMW R1150GS-based Beutler Boxer
Roland Sands' Ducati Ultramotard!
Supermanx: One of the best Harley-based specials we've seen...
Howard Killer Customs' US$150,000 hubless-wheeled chopper!
TwinTrax: Harley-powered dragster for the street...
One HOT 2008 Repsol-replica Honda Fireblade!

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