1 of 2 GSXR projects, we’re building concurrently. Both will share the same subframe set-up, but will differ in terms of running gear and swing-arms.
1990 SUZUKI GSXR1100
• WISECO 1216 PISTONS
• MIKUNI FLATSLIDE CARBURATORS
• GAS FLOWED & PORTED
• MTC LOCK-UP CLUTCH
• KENT HIGH LIFT CAMS
• DYNA 2000 IGNITION
• REDSIX CNC SWINGARM
• REDSIX BESPOKE SUBFRAME
• REDSIX BILLET YOKES
• REDSIX ENGINE COVERS
• OHLINS REAR SHOCK
• ISR CALIPERS
• ISR MASTER CYLINDERS
• GALFER DISCS
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GSXR 1216 streetfighter project A, One of two GSXR streetfighter projects being built simultaneously, with the aim to bring the mighty undestructable GSXR 1100 bang up to date! Both bikes must put out at least 150bhp at the rear (not a difficult task with 1216 bores and the right carbs, and few more little tweaks of course). All components we build for our projects will be available in our store.
So… Two GSXR 1216 projects simultaneously? Why Not? These two motorcycles will be the stage for launching our first products, and indeed the company. They are bikes we love, not only because they are strong, fast and bulletproof, but also because they are oil cooled, which allows the bikes to look like real motorcycles should.
But modern running gear, and tweaking out the potential power is the priority for these two bikes. Closely followed with a good trimming of the fat… streetfighter style, this is a late 80’s early 90’s brute, and will remain so! Therefore no cafe racer styling here, this will be streetfighter all the way, and despite the misconception that a streetfighter has to be crashed motorcycle with its fairings removed, we can assure you its not… they are simply custom race bikes.
What follows here, is our perception of what can be…
Wiseco 1216 pistons will replace the originals, The head will be gas flowed and ported, together with Kent stage one high lift cams timed via a Dyna 2000 ignition.
The engine will be stripped down entirely, and checked thoroughly, all bearings and O-rings will be replaced etc. Then painted with the appropriate satin black heat resistant paint before its treated to a full set of goodridge hoses and stainless fasteners throughout.
38mm Mikuni Flatslide Carbs with K&N filters will then fuel the fire exhaled through the coveted stainless Micron exhaust.
The mainframe will undergo the good old chopped subframe, and replaced with tig welded tabs to accomodate the CNC’d subframe members.
The swingarm members will of course be tig welded also, but other than that fabrication will be kept to a minimum for this particular project.
The biggest and probably the most difficult item to design and machine, will be the subframe, integrating rear light unit and removable passenger seat cover.
The swingarm will also be machined, with reverse pocketing, structured bracing, stress analysed and tig welded. As the bike will be running a GSXR 1000 rear wheel and a GSXR 1100 Öhlins® set-up, custom was the best option.
All cases/covers will be replaced with our own designs, with thicker stronger covers, and cleaner sharper lines, the clutch cover will be designed to accomodate an MTC Engineering’s lock-up clutch.
Our adjustable rearsets will also be configured for the GSXR 1100, along with an adjustable sidestand and quick release petrol cap for good measure.
The front end will see a set of our slotted yokes to take a pair of GSXR 1000 front forks, together with our streetfighter headlight unit.