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Ja­panese fet­tling masters AC Sanc­tu­ary push the bound­aries (again)

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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?


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