1985/90 Suzuki GSX-R7/11
Owner: Joe Banks, Oxfordshire Owned for: one year So far: a tired streetfighter, since rebuilt What’s next? nitrous kit is on the way I usually try and build a special a year. I’d been thinking about doing a 7/11 because they’re like the Triton of the 1990s – same principle, better engine in a lighter, sweeter handling chassis. The Spondon ’arm was on it when I got it. I was originally going to flip it in the spring, but it now owes me so much money and rides so well that I’ve kept it. It runs an Öhlins at the rear and Fazer 1000 Hagon springs in the R6 forks. The V&H sidewinder pipe is totally impractical but for me this is a nostalgia project so it’s staying. I blame PS for this.
V&H pipe a massive nod to nostalgia. And why not?