Very special Special
Japanese fettling masters AC Sanctuary push the boundaries (again)
APANESE FIRM AC Sanctuary have done it again. The oriental masters of all things special have raised the modifying bar yet again with the creation of this magnificent Kawasaki Z1000rbased beauty.
This recently finished build, code-named RCM 300 (Real Complete Machine), came about after the owner – who has two other Sanctuary builds (we’re not envious at all...) – instructed that it was “to be built without compromise.” That didn’t just mean spank the chequebook, it meant make it so good it can’t be copied…
JAnd what a job they’ve done. Every angle is a visual treat of Gp-spec components, from ridiculosuly expensive rwu Öhlins tele forks and Brembo monobloc brakes up front, to a Sculpture swingarm and top drawer Öhlins piggyback shocks at the rear – plus a handbent and welded titanium Nitro 4-1 exhaust pipe. And you’d need to sell your family just to afford the magnesium Yoshimura flatslides…
So much of the bike is handmade or bespoke – frame inserts, bodywork, footrests – that Sancutary have been able to deliver the owner’s wish of total exclusivity. But this kind of workmanship comes at a hefty price. How does 50 grand grab you? And that’s without shipping costs.
Now, where did we leave that lottery ticket?