By­ron Franklin

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Trackday -

“I BOUGHT this bike a cou­ple of years ago on ebay. I was look­ing for GSX-R750 bits and it came up – weirdly enough I ac­tu­ally knew the owner so we met up, hag­gled a bit and the bike was mine.

“He’d al­ready fit­ted the Mk1 Ban­dit 1200 en­gine in it, and be­cause he knows peo­ple at proper places like Spon­don and Dream Ma­chine I knew it would’ve been done right. He’d paid quite a lot for the paintjob too.

“Af­ter a lit­tle while I fit­ted Sling­shot cams, and then got hold of a GSX-R600 SRAD front-end to re­place what was al­ready there – I think it was from a Yamaha FZ1 but it was the only thing I didn’t re­ally like. With the new forks, yokes, discs and wheel, I have to say that the bike was com­pletely trans­formed.

“I ac­tu­ally raced a GSX-R750 back in 1986, so it’s great to ride one on a cir­cuit again. It’s great for track­days and road-le­gal too – what more could you want?”

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