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December 18th, 2015

It is said to be the next level of cafe racer; may be a cafe racer 2.0. Not (only) in terms of the design, but the way it is said zooms past the others. The first look of which doesn’t really fit the traditional cafe racer idea that after noticing the front part including the forks and KTM headlight. Nick Gravely, a builder who is based out of Munich who has completed this project for the first time right from scratch is responsible for the magic hand who has transformed a Claymoto Suzuki SV650 to this cafe racer. This builder who has been modelling bikes and cars out of clay for European giants like BMW and MV Agusta has seen the scene of customizing bikes since its rise, has also been to India has also tasted a bit of Indian DNA cafe racer also, the Royal Enfield Bullet which is a story for some other day.

Custom Suzuki SV650 build timelapse from Nick Graveley on Vimeo.

A litre-class and above has obvious capabilities to mollify a petrol head by its power bands that come along with hazard signs when riding the same in the city movements; however, it is more about the sweet torque band to play which is a fitter-under-a-liter; like this mid-sized twin Suzuki SV650 turned cafe racer which is a result of hours and tons of Nick’s sweat, blood (and clay). While the cafe racer has fiberglass bodywork with 46mm USD fork up in the front and far-reaching calipers down under the sub-frame of the bike didn’t bear any change. While the engine is kept as it is, the reason for fuel efficiency and its tank capacity of only 6 liters is because ethanol resistant GRP and a steel frame were inserted in. It was the perimeter frame and the front full set-up which was adapted from the GSXR750; one of the reasons the bike little pumped up. Why not, it’s a cafe racer, isn’t it?

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