Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Anything you like about motorbikes
User avatar
weeksy
Site Admin
Posts: 9736
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Has thanked: 2699 times
Been thanked: 4695 times

Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by weeksy »

User avatar
KungFooBob
Posts: 4278
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:04 pm
Location: The Forest Moon of Endor
Has thanked: 165 times
Been thanked: 2398 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by KungFooBob »

It's not terrible.

I think I'd prefer it with the standard forks and swingarm, but then it wouldn't be a restomod!

Is that seat unit a Ducati 900SS one?
demographic
Posts: 1316
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:30 pm
Location: Less that 50 miles away from Moscow, but which one?
Has thanked: 595 times
Been thanked: 743 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by demographic »

Black clock with white writing?
Burn the heretic :thumbdown:

Oh jeez and its seat...
I knew Fabarge (with an accent) made eggs but didn't realise they hatched into turkeys.

Sorry but a Barry Sheene GSXR just does nothing for me, too much of an anachronism.
Le_Fromage_Grande
Posts: 3591
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:40 pm
Has thanked: 243 times
Been thanked: 1206 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by Le_Fromage_Grande »

It's just wrong
The fat cheese is hard to please
User avatar
Tricky
Posts: 838
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:46 pm
Location: Chilterns
Has thanked: 1056 times
Been thanked: 848 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by Tricky »

Far too much black, makes it look even fatter and heavier than it already is

Yuck.
User avatar
weeksy
Site Admin
Posts: 9736
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Has thanked: 2699 times
Been thanked: 4695 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by weeksy »

You're a fucking weird bunch. I thought that KTM monstrosity the other day would be slated and this would be loved.... Somehow, many of you liked the KTM and hate this.
Potter
Posts: 3002
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:32 pm
Has thanked: 839 times
Been thanked: 1791 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by Potter »

At a glance my guess is that it's been built by some young Shoreditch type who has looked at pictures of old bikes and has tried to recreate one but doesn't really get it, so he's created his interpretation, which has ended up being the bike that Bellwood would have built if he'd been modding bikes back then.

I liked it for about two seconds until my eyes adjusted.
It's trying too hard.
Le_Fromage_Grande
Posts: 3591
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:40 pm
Has thanked: 243 times
Been thanked: 1206 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by Le_Fromage_Grande »

I don't know why people bother doing GSXRs as Sheene tributes, he was vocal about his dislike of 4 strokes and production based race bikes.
The fat cheese is hard to please
The Spin Doctor
Posts: 1509
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:17 pm
Has thanked: 918 times
Been thanked: 496 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by The Spin Doctor »

weeksy wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:04 am You're a fucking weird bunch. I thought that KTM monstrosity the other day would be slated and this would be loved.... Somehow, many of you liked the KTM and hate this.
Well, I like it... but then I like the old GSX-Rs and I liked the race colour scheme.

And Barry Sheene was vocal about a lot of things... doesn't mean he was right ;)
Your friendly neighbourhood advanced instructor!
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."
Henry David Thoreau
www.survivalskills.co.uk www.facebook.com/survivalskills
Mr. Dazzle
Posts: 3955
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:57 pm
Location: Milton Keynes
Has thanked: 1092 times
Been thanked: 1836 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by Mr. Dazzle »

I have no context for what that bike is or what it's trying to emulate. I know in the literal sense, but in terms of reaction the best I can muster is "meh".
demographic
Posts: 1316
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:30 pm
Location: Less that 50 miles away from Moscow, but which one?
Has thanked: 595 times
Been thanked: 743 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by demographic »

weeksy wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:04 am You're a fucking weird bunch. I thought that KTM monstrosity the other day would be slated and this would be loved.... Somehow, many of you liked the KTM and hate this.
When I was a kid I was never fond of playing with Tonkas alongside Matchbox toys, the scales were too far different.
For me, old GSXRs look good anyway in a brutish sort of way but thats just not right.
Plus the seat has that diamond pattern stitching thing going on that seems popular with cafe racers looks gash.

Were it a proper XR69 looking like that or a GS Thou converted to that I'd be more or less ok with it, well apart from the seat and the white on black revcounter.
User avatar
Skub
Posts: 3533
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:32 pm
Location: Norn Iron
Has thanked: 3037 times
Been thanked: 2657 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by Skub »

You know how some folk spray up a Busa in Lucky Strike colours,or a Blackbird in Motogp Repsol? It never looks right,they aren't that type of bike,so it looks gash.

This Blandit is one of those.
User avatar
KungFooBob
Posts: 4278
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:04 pm
Location: The Forest Moon of Endor
Has thanked: 165 times
Been thanked: 2398 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by KungFooBob »

Snot a Blandit, it's a slabby GSXR with a B12 motor :)
User avatar
Yorick
Posts: 5216
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:20 pm
Location: Paradise
Has thanked: 2295 times
Been thanked: 2017 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by Yorick »

KungFooBob wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:05 pm Snot a Blandit, it's a slabby GSXR with a B12 motor :)
Oooh. Cool. Can I have one mister?
User avatar
Skub
Posts: 3533
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:32 pm
Location: Norn Iron
Has thanked: 3037 times
Been thanked: 2657 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by Skub »

KungFooBob wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:05 pm Snot a Blandit, it's a slabby GSXR with a B12 motor :)
Ah,right enough. My eyes were hurting and the thread title filled in the blanks for me!
lostboy
Posts: 480
Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:03 pm
Has thanked: 1121 times
Been thanked: 244 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by lostboy »

As I grew in up in the Sheene era (I was an impressionable 9 when he won his first world title AND my Dad rode a GT185 at the time) I so wanted to like that. But it's just not good.
Taipan
Posts: 3255
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:48 pm
Location: Essex Riviera!
Has thanked: 4454 times
Been thanked: 2372 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by Taipan »

Looks like a quality job. Its a sportsbike, so not my thing, but I can see its done well, so it can have a :thumbup: from me!
Convertible Tart #1a 8-)

Image
User avatar
inewham
Posts: 930
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:10 pm
Has thanked: 1191 times
Been thanked: 515 times

Re: Bandit Barry – Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Resto Mod

Post by inewham »

I like it but a Heron colour scheme is always going to look good (certainly better than yet another Gulf with a brown seat)