‘No two bits are off the same bike’
Ian Fitgerald 1989 Honda VFR750F
Building a bike should be fun no matter the desired outcome or intent and Ian Fizergerald demonstrates that perfectly with his VFR750F.
After owning the bike for 20 years, Ian decided that it was time to do something with it, changing it so extensively that the only original parts that remained are the frame, tank and swingarm.
“I based it on a WW2 dispatcher.
and bought pretty much everything online. No two bits are off the same bike,” he said.
His previous job as a welder and fabricator helped massively: “I made the subframe, seat pan and complete exhaust system, which was a nightmare for a V4!”
The bike took five months to complete and costs were kept to a minimum, helping the build to come in under £2000. Since completing the transformation, Ian has covered 4000 trouble-free miles and has even raced it at Mablethorpe and at Dirt Quake in the Street Tracker class: “I rode the bike 200 miles to Norfolk, raced, crashed it, came fifth overall in the final and then rode home again!”