Hitting the Austrian Alps on a bespoke Suzuki
What if we had a time tunnel back to the early 80s ? That would be the bike AMA Suzuki hot kid Wes Cooley. Commissioned/Build in UK by Journalist (Sideburn magazine) Gary Inman, switched hands to another Brit Retro SBK fan. After a few upgrades ended up in Austria in the safe hands of Slightshot/oilcooled (more of that soon) Freak Paul Apa. Future plans include a paint job , a custom made in Japan hydraulic dry clutch and some other tasty mods that will suit the Black Arrow. For the Moment He enjoys the 160hp+ Oil-cooled Horsepower and modern handling and Braking in the the Twisty Alp roads.
Here is a bit more detail about the bike from the current owner Apa Paul Karis. The bike changed hands between me and Gary, It was sold to a friend of mine called Jake Thackray. Jake has a few things re-welded by a good friend at SP8 engineering and re-fabricated.
He added the ohlins and dymags also painted the tank himself with gold leaf on the decals.
Here is a list of parts fitted on the bike.
Ohlins, Dymag CA-5 Carbon wheels, Brembo brakes, Brembo MotoGP master cylinder, Brembo MotoGP rear master cylinder, Nitron shocks,MBE ignition, RCD filler cap,RCD rearsets,Robi moto clamps,Machine and engineering by SP8 engineering Paintwork by APEX custom paint worxs ,JW Speaker headlight, Redsix billet engine covers
Words – Apa Paul Karis / SpeedJunkies.
Photos – Apa Paul Karis.