ABOUT ITALIAN SNIPERModern looking bikes like this aren´t what we usually deal with, so starting this project wasn't easy. However, besides enjoying a challenge, the idea of stripping this down into a yet smaller and aggressive bike, giving it a personality (the main goal for all Maria's builds) through a simple look of a classic street racer made us go for it.
The rear frame was modified and shortened. Despite the single seat, it´s possible to transport a second passenger when dismounting the rear fiber glass monocoque.
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Standard Engine, Customized paint, Standard Carbs, Customized frame by Maria, Original rims with Firestone Deluxe Tires, Original suspensions: both original but revised, Original tank, Headlights customized by Maria, Customized battery box by Maria, Customized Seat, Original brake system, Electric system customized by Maria.
The engine came from a SS900. This engine gave this project more power and soul, while maintaining the smaller looks. It was all painted and restored like new. The transmission thong protections were taken off and the clutch cover was cut in half, allowing you to take a peek at the inside.
The wiring was completely built from scratch and hidden from sight in a box under the tank. The tank was made out of the original one. It was shortened and the overall lines were all changed and simplified to match the frame design. The suspension were all refurbished and painted.
All the engine covers, foot pegs and suspension trees were polished searching for
it´s old school soul.
Firetrap exhausts for the agressive-shortened look, all terrain tires from Avon, and Brooks leather tape for the grips finished it off.
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