Whenever I see a custom motorcycle sporting a GSXR 1100 Oiled Cooled engine, I have to check it out. Well when I laid eyes on this beast named “Cafe Dragstar” built by Wolfgang Batz of Custom Wolf, it was love at first sight. The Custom Wolf Cafe Dragstar is a conglomerate of many different motorcycles but the 1982 Kawasaki Z1o00 and 1990 Suzuki GSXR1100 are at the heart of it.
Wolfgang started with a 1982 Kawasaki Z1000 frame. Knowing the potential and power of the older GSXR 1100 engines, the stock engine was ditched. The had to be modified with new engine mounts to hold the GSXR engine. The was chopped off and a new sub-frame was constructed for a more sleek and aggressive look.
Knowing the potential of these older GSXR engine, a few modifications were performed. The stock carburetors were upgraded to a set of Mikuni TMR 36mm carbs. Engine case covers by Yoshimura were installed and stock oil cooler was replaced with a Big Setrab unit. To help the engine breathe, velocity stacks were installed and a Speed Products header fitted to a Micron muffler were used.
One of my favorite parts of the bike are the wheels and brakes. Being a Buell owner / lover, the perimeter brakes have an awesome look with performance to match. Wolfgang used a set of stock wheels and modified them to hold the 420mm perimeter discs. The front forks which are from a Hayabusa, hold the custom made brackets and Braking calipers. On the rear of the bike, a Benelli TNT 1130 swing-arm was used and stretched 70mm. On top of the modified swing-arn, a cool eccentric chain adjuster was used.
There are so many cool little bits on this bike that you can look at for hours. From the custom brake setup to the Gilles Tooling rearsets and Motogadget Chronoclassic Speedo, this bike is ready to tear up some pavement. Be sure to go checkout more of wolf Customs builds on their website and social media pages.
Custom Wolf Cafe Dragstar Photos (Courtesy of Volker-Rost)