Simon is a creative customizer who lives in Cheltenham, UK. He is interested in motorcycles, being very methodical and meticulous person. Before addressing the repair and modification of motorcycle Kawasaki GT550 1986, he carefully planned the whole process. To start the project, Simon sketched the concept, and then began searching for details. Only after all this began to restore the bike.
In the past, motorcycle Kawasaki GT550 belonged to his father, who bought it new in the cabin and gently exploited in the UK and Europe. Of course, a huge mileage and 28-year-old age hinted that the bike needs a complete renovation. Often the restoration of an old technology leads to the creation of something new and interesting. In the case of Kawasaki GT550 what happened. Of course, Simon did not work himself, and with his team “Ackrill Trio”, which included his father and son. It also had a hand bike master CFM Customs, who helped children with disassembly, modification and painting frames.
Project details of Ackrill CFM Kawasaki GT550:
Modern Renthal bars
Upper traverse Z Power
Scrambles foot pegs
New rear wing
Mudguard is new, Hitchcocks’ Royal Enfield Cafe Racer
Removed a lot of unnecessary native parts and components, resulting in -10 kg of the total weight of the bike
Hagon rear shock
Restored the original fork
Classical Continental tires
Modified saddle and drag
K & N filters
Thermo wrapped exhaust, short muffler
Lighting fixtures purchased on eBay, origin unknown