How about this for a pretty sweet coming together of two iconic motorcycles – a Suzuki Hayabusa from 2000 and 1989’s King of the Superbikes, a GSX-R1100.

Built in Zurich by Falk Dirla, the bike started out when a crashed Hayabusa was brought into his BMW and Suzuki dealership.

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With the majority of the Busa destroyed in the crash Dirla enlisted the help of his apprentice, Iavan Ruggle to restore what he could of the motor. It took a few weeks to get the Busa’s powerplant up and running again.

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To get the bike to this level of mix between Busa and GSX-R took 80 hours of work in total with the team buying GSX-R fairings, lights, mudguards off Ebay.

There’s a few playful touches with the resulting bike. The converted brakes are re-named ‘Bremse’ (the word for brakes, in German) instead of Brembo – although the style of lettering is the same as the commonplace brake company’s. Instead of  Öhlins the forks are re-branded as ‘Öhldrin’ which is a play on Swedish that means ‘oil inside’ and the SACS detail on the side of the bike now stands for ‘Suzuki Advanced Comical System.’

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The best bit of all is that this lovely mix between Busa and classic superbike is up for sale. Dirla has valued the bike at around 10,000 euros (around £8,750). If you fancy it then you can get in touch with him directly at: falk.dirla@gmx.ch

 

Tony Carter

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