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- Training project at Louis Apprentices build cool bobbers
- 2,017 euros and a week
- Suzuki in bobber look
The Hamburg accessories specialist Louis has come up with a very special project to support its trainees.
A Suzuki GZ 125 Marauder from 1998 served as the basis.
Six trainees turned the Suzi into a cool bobber in just one week.
A lot of parts from the Louis range were used.
Attention to detail.
Anniversary lettering on the tank.
The proud trainees and their project bike.
The license plate is now on the left of the rear wheel.
The basic bike has been freed from unnecessary ballast.
The drag bar carries hanging handlebar end mirrors.
Even the lettering on the tires was colored by hand.
Bare base for the project bike.
Louis apprentices build cool bobbers
Training project at Louis
Apprentices build cool bobbers
Six first and second year apprentices from accessories dealer Louis transformed a baroque cruiser into a cool bobber in just one week.
The Hamburg accessories specialist Louis has come up with a very special project to support its trainees. The future retail salespeople were supposed to practice the practical handling of tools as well as spare parts and accessories from the Louis range, but also the ability to work in a team, work conceptually and solve problems together.
2,017 euros and a week
A 98 Suzuki GZ 125 served as the basis.
The task was as simple as it was demanding: an old-fashioned Suzuki GZ 125 from 1998 was to be turned into an individual custom bike. The budget for this was limited to 2,017 euros – not including the brand new wider tires that Bridgestone donated – and the time was limited to one week.
It quickly became clear that the rather bombastic Suzuki GZ 125 should be thoroughly changed. From the design suggestions that the trainees had to submit with their application for the project, a puristic bobber emerged as the favorite. The trainees develop the details in the course of their work under the supervision of the Louis workshop crew Martin Struckmann and Detlef Studemann.
Suzuki in bobber look
The proud trainees and their bobbers.
First of all, little Suzi was slimmed down a lot. Front and rear fenders had to give way, passenger footrests had to be removed, the high handlebars were replaced by a flat dragbar. The mirrors are now hanging from the handlebars. The sawed-off rear frame makes the Suzi a single-seater. The rear light / indicator combination was integrated into the open tube ends. A two-tone heat protection tape for the manifold and a matt black new short silencer spices up the exhaust system. The chain guard was omitted, there is a new license plate holder on the side. The rear conversion is rounded off by new shock absorbers and a crisp sheet metal mudguard with a self-made bracket.
A 130/90 tire sits on the 16-inch wire-spoke wheel, while a 150/90 tire rotates on the rear 15-inch rim. The trainee bobber is rounded off by a two-tone paint job on the tank and matt black on the side covers and the headlight housing.
The Suzi is already the third training project of this kind at Louis. And it will certainly not be the last.
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