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Suzuki GSX1400 custom voted “Best Jap” at Bulldog Bash

Published: 15 August 2011

Updated: 20 November 2014

This radically altered Suzuki GSX1400 is now an award-winning custom, having topped the “Best Jap” category at the “Custom Show” of this weekend’s 25th annual Bulldog Bash in Warwickshire.

Built by Luke Reed from Hengrove, Bristol, the 1402cc inline four engine of the Japanese roadster appears to be the only part of the original bike remaining. Find a Suzuki GSX1400 for sale. The “GSX1400 Chop” boasts forks from a Yamaha V-Max – and the brakes from a YZF-R1 – wheels originally from a Kawasaki ZXR750 and flat-side carbs that are far from stock.

Other outlandish features include a 1.5” tubed hardtail frame, a four-into-two stainless steel exhaust, 2” chromed and blacked yokes and the sleeved 1” to ¾” bars, which narrow towards the bar ends.

The Suzuki joined a selection of Harleys – from Sportsters to Pan Heads – as well as a Yamaha XJR1300R and even a Moto Morini amongst the ten category winning bikes.

The Bulldog Bash – a Hell’s Angels-organised event – also featured drag strip action, music from Status Quo and “Run What You Brung” sessions in what organisers claim was a “record breaking” year for ticket pre-sales.

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