So your wife wants to get into riding but what motorcycle do you buy her? Well Origin8or Cycles decided is was a 93 GSXR 1100 which was to be turned into this sweet custom cafe racer. This GSXR 1100 Cafe Racer might be one of the sweetest customs using this platform we have seen and is sure to make your wife jealous.
In search of a bike to build for his wife, Rob find this 93 GSXR 1100 about 3 hours north of where he lives in Canada. When he showed up to get the bike, the shed in which it was stored was covered in snowed. So he took the owners word on alot, beat him upon price a bit and off he went. All though he mentions he has always loved the look of the early gixxers, he wanted to do something different and that he did.
In the rear, he wanted to ditch the bulky stock gixxer tail fairings which I don’t blame him for. First was to fabricate a custom one off sub-frame to hold the seat and tail. Next, was a custom build 1 off tail section that was designed around the Paul Smart Ducati tail. The custom tail flows well with the stock GSXR tank and give the rear end a much more sleek look.
To continue with the Paul Smart inspired design, he choose a Paul Smart Air-Tech front fairing. The front fairing was modified to fit the GSXR front end and an offset CB400 headlight was installed.
Not only does the bike look great, but it has some performance upgrades to match. The suspension was swapped out for a set of GSXR 600 USD forks with radial caliper and GSXR 1000 rear shock. For the engine, a Factory jet kit was installed along with a set of pod filters. To help the beast breathe even better, a custom header with a DanMoto mid-pipe and muffler were installed. Woodcraft clip ons and a set of CoreMoto brakelines were installed to help control her.
Although I might be a bit bias because the older GSXR’s are my favorite platforms for custom builds, this one is on the top of my list. Rob’s wife is a very lucky women to have such a sweet ride. Not only does it look good, the GSXR 1100’s are monster when it comes to power. Be sure to follow them on social media and checkout their website for the newest builds
Origin8or Cycles GSXR 1100 Cafe Racer Photos: (Courtesy of Ben Quinn)