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1975 Suzuki GT550 gets cafe racer treatment

This is the latest example of the increasing number of immaculate cafe racers coming out of America. Called the Honduki, it's an award winning build based on a 1975 Suzuki GT550 but, as you can see, it looks nothing like the pudgy streetbike Japan intended it to be. It's made by Motohanger, a burgeoning custom bike shop specialising in cafe racers...

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gs750suzi

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gs750suzi says:

monster

this guy has destroyed a beautiful 70s classic bike, and turned it in to a monster. 0/100

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preunit

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preunit says:

"a good example of a modern styled cafe racer"

Nah,no way man,it's more street fighter than cafe tbh.

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Hideous!

Whoever thought this one up should be sectioned. A waste of a great classic bike and whoever rides this to their local bike meet will be a laughing stock. It looks like its just been dragged out of a scrap yard with half its bits missing. I can't believe anyone thinks this looks good. Its the first of March this week so its a month early!

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TomRR

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TomRR says:

Am I missing the point!!!!!

Am I missing the point? I Have just trolled through all your negative comments, COME ON GUYS..
Being a biker from the glory years 70s, I remember the GT Ram air, YEP was a good bike , and yes a classic.


This Café racer, I think looks good,  I have a Triton, Norton wide line with the Triumph thunderbird twin,, you all know on their own Norton / Triumph are great bikes, the Norton frame in its day was (and still is) an amazing bit of kit… The triton is a Classic in itself,   so why not this Suzuki GT.. it looks good. And I bet goes like an old rocket..
I’m all for building / re-building / making better. Bikers have been doing this for a long time now.. Remember:  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Bet you would like to have a crack on it .. go admit it,,,, you know ya wanna!    
 

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rgvyan

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rgvyan says:

Here we go again...

Just the kind of negative miserable comments I've come to expect on here.

I think it looks great and would have it in a heart beat. "Doesn't look like a cafe racer" is a nonsense statement. There is no spec sheet for a cafe racer, thats the point. But the usual mods are there- single seat, clip ons, rear sets, stripped down to 'go faster'. If you mean it doesn't fit into the triton with polished lyta tank and megaphones pigeon hole then no it doesn't, and thank God for someone doing things differently.

What I don't quite get is why it's here now. This was doing the rounds months ago elsewhere. Hardly "the latest example".

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Russ65

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Russ65 says:

Cool Stroker

I remember the GT550 from my school days and it was cool then, what we have here is a 21st century bike with a 2 stroke triple, i would love to take it around a track, if you cant buy a new large capacity stroker then this is next best. Well done mate.

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SPIKER40

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SPIKER40 says:

Neat

A neat design with classic undertones, nice one.

Sat Nav steve, prehaps you should stick to your BMW F800 if this is too rad for you!!

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