Suzuki Bandit Cafe Racer 1

My friend Pepo Rosell from XTR Pepo is one of those builders that simply keeps on going and going. You can almost set a timer on it to expect a new build from him. While he has a strong legacy with Ducati’s, he’s never afraid to take on a non-mainstream base bike to turn into something special. Today he surprised me with this awesome Suzuki Bandit Cafe Racer called “Grey Flash”. Unlike a lot of XTR’s builds, it’s has a more classic and less race look, but as you may expect, the modification list is pretty extensive. He took a ’98 Suzuki Bandit 600 and turned this rather boring forensic machine into a real desirable bike with up to date specs.

Suzuki Bandit Cafe Racer 3

The bike was completely stripped and a lot of parts from a ’92 GXSR750 were used like the USD fork, brakes, front and rear wheel, front mudguard, swingarm,  and rear sets. Of course, he ditched the subframe and created a new one to fit the beautiful custom (Italian) leather seat with a nice “caferacerish” rear hump. The GSXR swingarm was a bit modified to fit a CBR600 rear shock. This will give the machine a way better handling and more serious braking performance. The original gas tank was kept in place and got a nice raw steel finish, which perfectly suits the brown leather seat.

And of course, Pepo used his usual list of mods like:

  • Frentubo brake lines
  • Custom brake and clutch levers
  • Custom clip ons
  • LIPO battery
  • Spark megaphone muffler
  • K&N filters
  • NG brake rotors
  • MASH headlight on custom bracket
  • Vicma LED indicators
  • T&T speedo and control lights
  • Tsubaki gold chain
  • Montesa rear light
  • And a lot of custom brackets…

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By Published On: November 6, 2017Categories: Cafe Racer0 Comments on Suzuki Bandit Cafe Racer by XTRTags: 2 min readViews: 1339

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About the Author: Ron Betist

Ron Betist grew up with motorcycles with a father heading the Amsterdam motorcycle police force. He has been riding (legally) for over 40 years and motorcycles are his true passion. With a life-long career in marketing and sales he has a huge international network. He joined as a contributor at BikeBrewers in 2017 to spread his word about bikes with the rest of the world.

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Suzuki Bandit Cafe Racer 1

My friend Pepo Rosell from XTR Pepo is one of those builders that simply keeps on going and going. You can almost set a timer on it to expect a new build from him. While he has a strong legacy with Ducati’s, he’s never afraid to take on a non-mainstream base bike to turn into something special. Today he surprised me with this awesome Suzuki Bandit Cafe Racer called “Grey Flash”. Unlike a lot of XTR’s builds, it’s has a more classic and less race look, but as you may expect, the modification list is pretty extensive. He took a ’98 Suzuki Bandit 600 and turned this rather boring forensic machine into a real desirable bike with up to date specs.

Suzuki Bandit Cafe Racer 3

The bike was completely stripped and a lot of parts from a ’92 GXSR750 were used like the USD fork, brakes, front and rear wheel, front mudguard, swingarm,  and rear sets. Of course, he ditched the subframe and created a new one to fit the beautiful custom (Italian) leather seat with a nice “caferacerish” rear hump. The GSXR swingarm was a bit modified to fit a CBR600 rear shock. This will give the machine a way better handling and more serious braking performance. The original gas tank was kept in place and got a nice raw steel finish, which perfectly suits the brown leather seat.

And of course, Pepo used his usual list of mods like:

  • Frentubo brake lines
  • Custom brake and clutch levers
  • Custom clip ons
  • LIPO battery
  • Spark megaphone muffler
  • K&N filters
  • NG brake rotors
  • MASH headlight on custom bracket
  • Vicma LED indicators
  • T&T speedo and control lights
  • Tsubaki gold chain
  • Montesa rear light
  • And a lot of custom brackets…

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By Published On: November 6, 2017Categories: Cafe Racer0 Comments on Suzuki Bandit Cafe Racer by XTRTags: 2 min readViews: 1339

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About the Author: Ron Betist

Ron Betist grew up with motorcycles with a father heading the Amsterdam motorcycle police force. He has been riding (legally) for over 40 years and motorcycles are his true passion. With a life-long career in marketing and sales he has a huge international network. He joined as a contributor at BikeBrewers in 2017 to spread his word about bikes with the rest of the world.

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