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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 4:47 pm

Ignore the reference to the S1A, the picture is the RF1000.



Unfortunately you can't buy it.  It features in the August 2015 Classic Motorcycle Mechanics "Retro Reboot" section. Here is their description provided on page 65 of the mag:

Chassis: Good enough in 1995 for licence-shredding speed, good enough today.  Our GSX-R750 SRAD/K5 frame is light, strong and in plentiful supply. Suspension-wise the latest GSX-R1000 Big piston forks and shocks have all the adjustment you’d expect or need, as do the rearsets. Brembo brakes provide strong stopping power and lightweight Marchesinis rim are an upgrade over the heavy three-spokers on the original.

Engine: Is stock 160bhp GSX-R1000K5, and that’s enough. Also chosen for use in the 2015 GSX-S1000s, there’s low and midrange grunt aplenty but stacks more eyeball-popping horsepower, plus an extra gear compared to the original five-speed RF900.  The exhaust has taken the evolutionary next step and is out of sight in the bellypan, aiding aerodynamics and mass-centralisation.

Bodywork: With a modified Busa fairing and RF900-style vents in the sides, this baby is built for speed, whether It’s the fast-as-you-like German autobahn or just looking fast parked in your drive. Sleek, unique, and light on its feet. Colour schemes echo modern and retro.

I want one!  cheers cheers
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Post  paul on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 6:16 pm

Does it say what it cost ................a Bussa might be cheaper , with you're own paint job .

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Post  madmax on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 6:22 pm

Why can't I buy it? I want one damn it!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 6:54 pm

The "Retro Reboot" section of the mag looks at older model bikes and says "Ok, if this was to be brought out today, what might it look like?" So they construct an artist's impression and speculate on bodywork, engine and chassis.  Some of their designs over the past 12 months have been stunning, especially with 2 strokes. 

But none of them are actual models.  Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad  The thing is though, what they propose isn't beyond the possibility of actually doing it yourself, except the bodywork would have to be custom built and would cost a lot. You just hope some of the manufacturers would take a look and decide to release them.
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Post  MattyC on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 6:59 pm

The rear rim looks like it belongs to a SSSA Honda/Ducati style ?


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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 8:40 pm

Those of us lucky enough to have owned RF900R's in the past have just made a mess in our pants.
Nice find mate.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 8:44 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:Those of us lucky enough to have owned RF900R's in the past have just made a mess in our pants.
Nice find mate.
Thought that just catch your attention mate.  Laughing
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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 9:14 pm

It did Dave and proves they were ahead of their time  Wink

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