Speed Read: A Suzuki SV650 retro racer and more

Leading the charge this week is a custom Suzuki SV650 that has no business looking as good as it does, courtesy of Australia’s Purpose Built Moto. In hot pursuit are a carbon-clad Ducati XDiavel, a Manga-inspired Honda CB750 Hornet, and a wild BMW R1250RS drag bike.

Suzuki SV650 by Purpose Built Moto In production since 1999, the Suzuki SV650 is a do-it-all bike that mostly flies under the radar. But that cannot be said for Purpose Built Moto’s latest creation. Tom Gilroy and the Gold Coast-based team have turned the nondescript SV650 into a stunning retro racer.

Tom started by going over their customer’s list of requirements to wrap his head around the brief. “While he didn’t have a completed picture, the list of items on his brief screamed retro racer to me,” he explains. “After a conversation and a few ideas from my end, we got to work on creating a track-worthy Suzuki SV650 retro racer, but with all the modern necessities needed for the street.”

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Speed Read: A Suzuki SV650 retro racer and more
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Published Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2023 17:20:31 +0000


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