2005 SUZUKI GSX-R1000 K5
Spider-Man or Spider-Mad? Either way, we love this mental Gixer by Steve Webb…
Project Spider-Man was many years in the making, and it all started with my love for street fighters dating back to the mid-90s. My mates would be nicking their dad’s porn mags whereas Iwould be perving over streetfighters in acertain magazine. I always loved the idea of a forced induction motorcycle; I just had to build one. Roll the years forward and my love and desire to own such a bike just increased massively with age; it was just aquestion of deciding what bike to start with. Knowing I get bored with power fairly easy, I needed to pick a project that would give me so much oomph therewas no risk of regret, but also a bike that looked the part aesthetically. I heard a lot of good things about Suzuki’s K5/6 GSX-R1000, so figured I’ d dive right in and buy one. Fast forward some 12 months or so and it looked completely different; no fairings, different headlight, bars… the list goeson. And it was sprayed black.
I then gave it to Sean at Big CC Racing to whack anice big turbo on board. Now putting out 460 bhp, I needed to sort out the running gear as I wanted to ride the thing and not have it as an ornament, so I got to work on the suspension and brakes.The thing has the power, actually goes round corners but can also stop when some granny thinks you’re on am oped doing 20 mph. All in all it’s a great weapon but didn’t look the part, so Icom missioned Xtreme Paint Studio to carry outthe airbrush work. Dave is adab hand with an airbrush and it really shows, but whySpider- Man? Simply because it’ s actually my nickname, so I thought sod it, let’s paint my pride and joy to roll with it! While Dave had all the panels I thought it would be cool to have a matching lid as well, so he did my Simpson Bandit to suit. Overall I love the thing, and when people ask if I’m bored of the power yet, Isay hell no, and just turn the boost up!