Presentation of Streetfighter conversions
Bike Side Honda X-Eleven and
Ditto Suzuki GSX 1300 R Hayabusa
Wash, blow-dry, sweep
A Honda X-Eleven and a Suzuki Hayabusa drove to the hairdresser’s. And have been redesigned to street fighter. The story of the cut.
A new haircut can ?? if he succeeded? be like a new life.
Let’s start with the simpler cut. Type suitable for the office. Just the thing for lawyers, managers and notaries: the Honda X-Eleven from Bike Side in Durmersheim near Karlsruhe. Chassis and engine, leaving the Figaros almost untouched, were mainly devoted to the external appearance. The silver metallic color is lovingly laid over the add-on parts, harmoniously integrating the aluminum frame and the polished rims of the eleven hundred. The disdainful round headlight had to give way to a front fairing in the fox look look, the original rear silencers replace light carbon horns from Devil. The small, cranked handlebar, which looks delicate compared to the massive motorcycle, was relegated to the junk room in favor of a wide Superbike aluminum handlebar with a fork bridge attached. Covers and panels made of carbon adorn the rear, the water cooler and the rear wheel and contribute significantly to the sleek design. Noticeable but pleasing.
In contrast to the Suzuki Hayabusa conversion from Dito ?? s Bike Shop in Otterbach near Kaiserslautern. See and be seen is the motto here. The cut leaves no question unanswered, appears aggressive, anarchistic, rebellious. Suitable for the concentrated power of the Hayabusa motor. The new cut of the 1300 weighs 13 kilograms than the series: smaller fairing and battery, newly styled rear frame, different triple clamps, mini headlights, various changed small parts. In this case, too, the chassis and engine remained largely unchanged. In return, the master figurines let their imagination run wild when it came to painting, as well as changing the ergonomics: The driver finds his place on the self-made rear end and reaches for a superbike handlebar with wide arms and leaning forward? ideal if you have razor blades under your arms. Or has successfully completed decades of bodybuilding. A perfectly tailored bike for everyone who not only wants to fight with weights in the gym, but also on the road with the machine.
Because she is a little stubborn, the Dito-Hayabusa. Resists stubbornly, wants to be heaved through curves with physical effort. Everything takes a little more work than necessary. In addition, the steering angle is limited by the air inlets of the ram air system, which are too wide. The reason for the poor handling: the seat position: Almost the entire weight of the upper body is supported more on the handlebars than on the seat bench. And it is bent so unfavorably that the arms cramp after a very short time. The driver cannot help feeling like riding a bull and holding onto its horns.
But after a period of getting used to it? after all, it takes a few hours before the new hairstyle seems natural? you can come to terms with it. Sure, every series Hayabusa chases around the corner more easily, but at the latest at the next meeting point you stand out from them in a pleasant way. Attracts curious or envious glances.
Sometimes also malicious ones, of course. Because what is left of the myth of speed is hidden behind an outfit with the Cw value of a doghouse suitable for St. Bernard. The 300 km / h limit appears like the Berlin Wall once did: insurmountable. From 200 km / h it becomes uncomfortable, the wind pulls the helmet, kneads the upper body like a Turkish masseur in a delirium. 260 km / h are only possible with very strong neck muscles? Keyword strength training. Surprisingly, the GSX 1300 R runs almost steadily in a straight line despite the unrest that the wind brings in via the sail-rod-shaped handlebar. Acknowledges the castration of the fairing beyond the 260, however, depending on the jacket worn or body size, with chassis unrest.
The Honda driver can also report slight unrest in the chassis from 200 km / h. With the X-Eleven, too, the unrest is caused by the superbike handlebars in connection with the airstream. However, this is almost the only thing to complain about. If you can make friends with the slightly choppy sitting position. Because the footrests are typically high in X-Elven and positioned a tad too far forward and in connection with the handlebars ensure a very upright posture. A modified footrest system is in preparation at the bike-side hairdressing salon. Incidentally, the conversion parts for the eleven hundred are not only precisely fitting and well thought-out, but also fit harmoniously into the overall picture.
The Honda circled all kinds of curve radii with light feet, following the impulses of the driver without resistance. The small lamp mask cuts a tunnel for the upper body out of the airstream, but the light is reflexively distributed in a V-shape over the road and does not quite match the yield of the original headlight. Something similar can be reported about the little googly eyes of the Dito-Hayabusa. Nevertheless ?? The TÜV inspectors saw enough light in the dark, gave their blessings without hair-raising actions, at least the new X-Eleven cut. Figaro and graduate engineer Klaus Dony from Bike Side delivers all conversion parts with EG-ABE or TÜV certificate. With colleague Dirk Klöpfer from Dito ?? s Bikestyle, however, the vehicle, should it be equipped similar to the test copy, must jump over the TÜV hurdle by individual acceptance.
Zu Last but not least, the crucial difference between hair and bike styles should be mentioned: the price. The Honda has 3376 marks and the friendly Hayabusa hairdresser charges 6,856 marks for washing, blow-drying and sweeping. Tint costs extra. On the other hand, the new cut usually lasts longer on the motorcycle. But otherwise it’s like in real life: if you want to be beautiful, you have to suffer? or pay.
Technical data Bike Side Honda X-Eleven
EngineWater-cooled four-cylinder four-stroke in-line engine, a balance shaft, two overhead, chain-driven camshafts, four valves per cylinder, bucket tappets, wet sump lubrication, electronic intake manifold injection, Ø 42 mm, engine management, regulated catalytic converter, electric starter. Bore x stroke 79 x 58 mm, displacement 1137 cm³ nominal output (ECE) 100 kW (136 PS) at 9000 rpm Max. Torque 113 Nm (11.5 kpm) at 7000 rpm power transmission Mechanically operated multi-disc oil bath clutch, five-speed gearbox, O-ring chain. Chassis Bridge frame made of aluminum profiles, bolted rear frame, load-bearing motor, telescopic fork, standpipe diameter 43 mm, two-arm swing arm made of aluminum profiles, central spring strut directly hinged, adjustable spring base, double disc brake at the front, three-piston calipers, floating brake discs, Ø 310 mm, disc brake at the rear, three-piston caliper, Ø 256 mm, integral brake system. Tires 120/70 ZR 17; 180/55 ZR 17 Chassis data Steering head angle 64.5 degrees, caster 102 mm, wheelbase 1500 mm, spring travel f / r 120/120 mm Dimensions and weights Seat height * 800 mm, weight with a full tank * 252 kg, load 190 kg, tank capacity / reserve 22/4 liters. Warranty two years with unlimited mileageColors black, blueBase price including VAT 19,640 Marks changed partsCockpit fairing, pillion cover, belly pan, mini fenders, carbon rear wheel cover, carbon radiator fairing, rear inner fairing, superbike handlebar kit Conversion costs 3376 Marks without paintingInfos: Honda Center Goldstein, 76571 Gaggenau, phone 07225/964980 or company Bike Side, 76448 Durmersheim, phone 07245/108823, www.bikeside.de * MOTORCYCLE measurements
Technical data Ditto ?? s Suzuki GSX-R 1300 Hayabusa
EngineWater-cooled four-cylinder four-stroke in-line engine, one balancer shaft, two overhead, chain-driven camshafts, four valves per cylinder, bucket tappets, wet sump lubrication, electronic intake manifold injection, Ø 46 mm, engine management, uncontrolled catalytic converter with secondary air system, electric starter. Bore x stroke 81 x 63 mm displacement 1299 cm³ Nominal output (DIN) 129 kW (175 PS) at 9800 rpm Max. Torque 138 Nm (14.1 kpm) at 7000 rpm power transmission Hydraulically operated multi-disc oil bath clutch, six-speed gearbox, O-ring chain. Chassis Bridge frame made of aluminum profiles, load-bearing motor, upside-down fork, guide tube diameter 43 mm, adjustable spring base, rebound and compression damping , Two-arm swing arm made of aluminum profiles, central spring strut with lever system, adjustable spring base, rebound and compression damping, double disc brake at the front, six-piston calipers, floating brake discs, Ø 320 mm, disc brake at the rear, two-piston caliper, Ø 240 mm. Tires 120/70 ZR 17; 190/50 ZR 17 Chassis data Steering head angle 65.8 degrees, caster 97 mm, wheelbase 1485 mm, spring travel f / r 120/140 mmDimensions and weightsSeat height * 785 mm, weight with a full tank * 238 kg, payload 192 kg, tank capacity / reserve 22 liters. Guarantee two Years with unlimited mileageColors red / silver, blue / silver, black / silverPerformance variants 72 kW (98 PS) basic price including VAT 24,320 marks ancillary costs 270 marks parts rear silencer G&G, fairing with H4 double headlights, rear conversion kit including frame, front spoiler, RAM-Air tank covers, leather seat shells, superbike handlebar conversion, fork bridge conversion costs 6856 Marks without paintwork InfoDito ?? s Bikestyle, 67731 Otterbach, phone 06301/5946 or www.ditos- bikestyle.de * MOTORCYCLE measurements
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