We’ve been sent details of the winner of Honda Switzerland’s CB1000R custom competition, which was announced at the 2019 Swiss Moto Show in Zurich last month.

Designed by Ulfert Janssen of Gannet Design, and built by former MotoGP racing mechanic Stefan Fuhrer and his crew at Fuhrer Moto – the CB1000R-adical gets contemporary camouflage graphics, high-performance carbon fibre rims (from Rotobox), carbon forks from CeraCarbon, custom-made sprockets.

Interestingly, a single CeraCarbon 43mm front fork tube weighs in at 237 grams – while a typical 43mm steel front fork inner tube weighs almost 1kg. That means the CeraCarbon option is 75% lighter than the conventional steel front fork inner tubes – and consequently reduces the unsprung weight on a complete front fork setup by 1.5kg. The carbon fibre wheels by Rotobox are also up to 50% lighter than original rims – and are the world’s only one-piece carbon monocoque wheels.


The bike also comes with ABM Fahrzeugtechnik clip-ons, Synto Evo brake/clutch levers, K+N air filters and a titanium/carbon fibre exhaust system from Akrapovic. Its unique paint work was done by painter Walter Oberli – who gradually built up seven layers of paint to achieve the final camouflage pattern.

Stefan Fuhrer said: ” I found this work on the CB1000R extremely exciting and inspiring. When I think back it is almost like a poem, or a story. I spent evenings and nights screwing together parts to take them apart again because it was somehow not consistent yet. It is a gradual building process to get the right coherence of the bike. At the end you can clearly identify the original Honda CB1000R donor bike, but yet the impression of our custom build is totally new.”



For more information on Gannet Design, visit: www.gannetdesign.com – and for more information on Fuhrer Moto, visit: www.thal-garage.ch/moto

Tony Carter

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