A topic that always pops up for discussion when talking about anything with an engine is the performance one. We all love to compare numbers and power figures but let me ask you this, do you really a gazillion horsepower controlled by 10 different ecus and more aerodynamics than a space shuttle to have fun? This Suzuki reminded us of the fact that less Is more.
Back in the early 70s the Suzuki GS was Suzuki’s first series of four stroke motorcycles. With its parallel engine using a DOHC cylinder head it made decent power for its size and handled even better thanks to telescopic forks, disc brakes and dual rear shocks.
Unfortunately in the looks department it was never a shocker- nor was it meant to be really, but this is where Underground custom Cycles stepped in , and managed to keep all of the Suzuki’s FUNctionality while adding a tremendous amount of style.
Keep it simple
The bread and butter of any good custom begins from the chassis. And just like the favourite breakfast of millions of people, simplicity just works.
A shorted frame paired with a new hoop that was fabricated along with a custom seat pan and seat, make for a much more elegant rear end. That also houses the wiring – talk about tight packaging.
Although modifications were kept to the minimum, the Suzuki is filled with details such as this awesome front fender mounts made from 12mm stainless steel.
The Suzuki also benefits from Emco rear shocks, and re-spoked and refurbished wheels that really make this little two-cylinder hoon – stand out.
Small but mighty
A great amount of time was spent bringing the two cylinder 400cc back to its original glory. Dare I say even better than that.
Polished, powder coated and most importantly having all brand new internals the little Suzuki goes as good as it looks.
Providing a boost in performance are custom spec-ed mikuni vm30 carbs with DNA pod filters. That are paired with custom exhaust pipes, made in house at Underground Custom Cycles .
Up to date
We all love 70s engines and styling, but I am darn sure that we all hate wiring from the 70s, Thus Petros once again came to the rescue and made a custom wiring harness from scratch.
Featuring a moto-gadget mini speedo and custom switches the handlebars are kept to a minimum.
In combination with Kellerman indicators and a LED headlight housed in the factory headlight shell. It makes the Suzuki look a lot younger than it ever did.
So, can you picture a better way to go grab some coffee on a Sunday morning? I am positive you cannot!
Built by: Underground custom cycles Limassol
Words : Odisseas Sophocleous
- Stephanos Ioannou ( stephanfocus )
- Michalis Piponides