“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?”