Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tokyo Joe's MotoGP-replica Suzuki GSX-R1000


Looks awesome, eh? We LOVE this K5 GSX-R...

Pics: London Bikers

Came across this MotoGP-replica Gixxer while browsing through some image galleries on London Bikers, and we think the bike looks absolutely superb! The owner of the bike, Tokyo Joe, says ‘I bought my K5 in May 2005. I had liked my K3, but never really fell for it in a big way. It was good, but not spectacular, and I would never consider throwing any serious money at it. Over the last 23 years I have had many bikes, all of them sportsbikes, and a very select few have had a chunk of money spent on them. Those that made the grade were my 1984 Yamaha 350LC, 1986 Yamaha 350 YPVS F1, 1987 Yamaha 500LC, 1992 Honda FireBlade RRP and 2000 Ducati 996 SPS.’

‘The next bike that I considered a worthy base for improvement was the K5 GSX-R1000. This was a bike that offered a huge performance envelope, wrapped up in a taught, sharp chassis, with excellent manners road or track. The mods that I have made are really to suit my personal riding style,’ says Joe. Ah, well, we love your bike, Joe, and we wish we had one just like yours…


And here's Mr Hopkins, in action on the real thing, back in 2005...

More GSX-Rs:
Kevin Schwantz talks about the GSX-R...
Larry McBride: "GSX-Rs are for moped riders!"
Fast past: Suzuki GSX-R1100...
GSX-R250s and GSX-R125s, by 2009?
Velocity Racing: 250bhp GSX-R1000 Turbo!
Dream Machine: K4 Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000
Barry Sheene tribute: Chris Vermeulen-replica Suzuki GSX-R1000...

External links:
Motorcycle racing in Spain: La BaƱeza


More racy GSX-Rs from London Bikers...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thrown serious money at? It looks like all he did was add a few carbon parts, the paintjob, custom number plate holder and pretty ridiculous looking headlight (sic!) and passenger seat covers. On the side: There is no city with more bikes that have loud pipes than London, although it is always congested. You'd probably be just as fast through town with a 7hp scooter. I always smile when I walk past a lad in his leathers and the reflective coated visor on a 170hp Gixxer caught in a traffic jam.

Anonymous said...

OING WHAT YOU WANT WITH YOUR MONEY WEARING THE RIGHT CLOTHING AND STAYING LEGAL IN CONGESTED AREAS I ALWAYS SMILE WHEN A WANNABEE WALKS PAST WHEN IM ON MY GIXXER

keraking said...

you say the ohlins, radial brembos and marchesinis are for free?
and the 'ridiculous looking headlights' are actually just a painted headlight protector, professor.

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful bike and it's damn fast. The nay sayers are just jealous they don't own one. Tokyo Joe is a great guy I know from gixxer dot com a motorcycle enthusiasts forum. The 2005 GSX-R 1000 was and still is a fabulous piece of machinery built by one of the best factories in the industry. Namely Suzuki. Much love and peace and get out there and ride with the wind.

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