1970s turns to tech with suzuki GT380 motorcycle custom by motoworks

1970s turns to tech with suzuki GT380 motorcycle custom by motoworks

the 1970s meets the modern age with the suzuki GT380 motorcycle custom by motoworks. bathed in an iridescent pearl white finish, sean pelletier – founder of the rochester, new york state-based workshop – has given a mid-1970 model a particularly geometric, technologically driven makeover. it was, in fact, nearly virtually all created using CAD processes.

1970s turns to tech with suzuki GT380 motorcycle custom by motoworks
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the custom of the suzuki GT380 by motoworks defines a sports style build. its geometric design, especially noticeably when seen from its side silhouette, was designed in 3D with the help of industrial designer jeremy lacy. a new frame was built and integrated with the fuel and oil tanks, both fitting under the custom fiberglass cover. this extends into the subframe which also holds the sunken seat – a leather commission created by new church moto. the light brown saddle contrasts dramatically with the CNC-machined bodywork that is finished in a pearlescent warm white.

1970s turns to tech with suzuki GT380 motorcycle custom by motoworks

 

 

at the front of the bike, a HID headlight has been fitted flush into the fairing whilst, at the rear, a unique brake light has been fashioned from polycarbonate. other details of the modernized design include custom clip-ons and rearsets, back end suspension by öhlins shock, and hubs designed and machined in house before being powdercoated. to complete, the three-cylinder motor was rebuilt with a mild tuning. custom covers were added as well as a new exhaust with stainless steel expansion chambers, which are ceramic coated in a satin black finish.

1970s turns to tech with suzuki GT380 motorcycle custom by motoworks

 

1970s turns to tech with suzuki GT380 motorcycle custom by motoworks

 

1970s turns to tech with suzuki GT380 motorcycle custom by motoworks

 

1970s turns to tech with suzuki GT380 motorcycle custom by motoworks

 

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product info:

 

brand: suzuki

model: GT380

custom workshop: motoworks

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