First of, it's more of a Fanboi bike for me. First pic is Homage to the Douchebags who rock 299 up the highway, the Randy Scotts of the world.
Second is to Marquez...rides like ZFG, love the kids attitude.
Now I wanted a DB bike, something loud and super ghey...what's gheyer than a REPSOL rep?? Nothing right? It is a Repsol kit, it's just been plasti dipped over. Ghey light.
Now if you're gonna be a fanboi of Repol and their GP bikes, you have to go with black and the full on day glow orange wheels.
Bike got all new fluids, brake, clutch, coolant, oil, new brake lines and pads, new windscreen, new rubber, air filters, new steering head bearings, new signals and tail lights (all illegal and barely visable). Came with the loud as fuck single Jardine on there.
One token full asian glam shot for 604.
I've already been asked, "Why the fuck did you sell a wicked fast awesome ZX10R with mega power, traction control and abs for that old POS?"
The answer is simple. I read an artical in Canadian biker, it was about the glory years of superbikes, circa 2000-2006 (arguably), that stated the bikes were fun, light, mega power for mortals, no rider aids, no bullshit.
I really wanted a simple bike, with character. This one is so cheap I can toss it and not give a fuck about it. For what I paid to insure the ZX10R again, I'd buy another bike like this every year. Not everyone is going to get it, not everyone is going to like it (Do Not Care). This wasn't a mint RC51. It started as a written off SP-1, then it was built back with SP-2 suspension, cheap fiberglass kit. The worst sub frame aluminum welding you've ever seen, the worst wiring job I've ever seen (been fixed now). The rear tire was from 2005 and the front a 2008 when I bought it, brakes lines were fucked, pads were like bricks, oils were black, coolant was ancient, tank was dented bondo'd and painted with a spray can.
She's a good 50fter right now. Let's just leave it at that.