Build by Jeremy Tagand
We were approached with a simple enough brief, ‘surf bike please, based on my W650,
low and lean’. Styling cues were borrowed from our ‘Gicleur Noir’ from a few years back.
With the air box completely removed O2 is gulped via re-jetted carbs to twin K&N filters.
Carbon gasses evacuate through carefully bent headers from Japan,
leading to a Foran reverse cone muffler offering performance and a tasteful note.
The battery is now neatly nestled under the swing arm with the balance
of the sparky stuff under the seat to achieve a less is more look.
Form and function is important and comes by way of Deus bespoke
quick release board racks. Custom ace bars, digital clock, custom stainless
front and rear fenders, Bates style head light, Rizoma mirrors and
indicators from Posh compliment the now lowered stance of
the W. Rear suspenders are shorter Icon units enabling the
Firestones contact with the black top, while Jeremy has modified
the forks internals for appropriate ride height.