THE LOVECHILD OF A SUZUKI ANDA DU­CATI…

What hap­pens when Suzuki and Du­cati have their very own love child? Look no fur­ther than this mod­ded SV650...

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Orig­i­nally, Iwas look­ing for a two- thewin­ter mess about with in the garage over avid GSXR pe­riod as up un­til 2009 Iwas av­ery (with the­p­o­lice!) and 1000 rider, but afew near misses me to stop rid­ing. as­pine op­er­a­tion fi­nally per­suaded of rid­ing again I Ye t, eight years later with no in­ten­tion an on­line site. Chris came across the SV up for sale on had built the bike Lane from Wales wasthe guy­who was in two minds and was fi­nally sell­ing it. I re­ally bike, un­til I about whether I was go­ing to buy the too. saw it and he started it up! It’s Chris’s first build he’d He started off build­ing the bike even­though he’d only been never ac­tu­ally ridden in his­life– bored one day brought up around bikes, and be­ing a bought a frame fro me Bay, along­side wheels and a ma­chine Du­cati 848 sub-frame! The idea was to cre­ate do his bike test in the that­was dif­fer­ent over win­ter, and the Ban­dit but as process, which he did. He re­ally liked they were fairly com­mon opted for sub-frame and the SV, and spenth ours mod­i­fy­ing the to find­out what frame, be­fore scour­ing the fo­rums for the GSX-R would fit best on the front end; opt­ing enough the most fork sand brake sys­tems. Fun­nily af­ter ex­pen­sive part on the bike was the paint work forthe base coat! ev­ery­thing –com­ing in at £1,000 and when he The at­ten­tion to de­tail is in­cred­i­ble As for the bike it self, it started the bike up I was hooked. abadass.The po­si­tion, au­to­mat­i­cally turns its rid­er­into it­gets; it re­al­lyis the styling, even­the ad­mir­inglooks rid­ing bug for abeau­ti­ful bike­which has­reignit­edthe ahalf­face­hel­met me.It­makes me want to pur­chase the lat­estGSX-R that and a pair of gog­gles. So it’ s not theMrs isn’t will wheelie off the throt­tle at 100mph­but It’sacrack­ing bike a 30- year-old nympho­ma­niac ei­ther! ca­pa­bil­i­ties and a that pays trib­ute to Chris’sbuild­ing beau­ti­ful ride so Iloveit.

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