Archive for September, 2010
ShowYoMoto have done it again with another amazing creation in true ShowYo form. This 02 GSXR 1000 has been hand sculpted into an inspiring machine that looks nearly alive. I took a trip up north to visit with my French/Canadian friends and have a look at the finished product. I tried to capture the amazing details of the bike with my photos for everyone to see, so I hope you enjoy them.
Here’s what Oli had to say about the bike:
After 4 years we decided to do a complete makeover on Akira, we originally built Akira in 2006 as a show bike for events, streetfighter expos and Showyomoto promotions.
We removed all Akira’s stuff , the old R1 tail, the old optima headlight unit etc…All the parts from the old kit were sold and the new project called Iron Gixx was born.
The Concept was, if Iron Man was to ride a motorcycle, he would ride with this bike or something like our Alien street fighter project (Alien should’ve been Ghost riders bike in the Ghost rider movies. When you see the Alien fighter you can easely imagine Nicolas Cage on it, but they prefered to use a Chopper).
Trucker Booth of Tennessee has what some would call, a knack for building. Raised around art and motorcycles this young man has a very keen eye for design and the ability to turn those ideas to reality. Working out of his father’s rather sizable and heated shed he tools away on his bikes using little to no money and relying for the most part on ingenuity and thrift.
Trucker won the Builder’s choice award in 2008 with his, previously blog featured, Honda VTR1000. That bike had all custom aluminum body panels, custom airbox/gastank combo unit, homemade exhaust, trellis braced swinger, carbon fiber panels, one-off headlight etc etc. However, as Truck was in an accident on his Duc Monster (keep an eye on the forums for more on that), he has a pretty beat up knee and riding a sport bike is not at all conducive to the healing process for that knee.