Volker Schmidt lost 40 kilos (88 pounds) and so can you! Starting with a Suzuki Dr650, Volker Schmidt began removing everything not essential and using lightened versions of essential pieces. Power was increased with the addition of a 750cc engine and a Devil exhaust. Handling was improved with the help of Wilbers springs cushioning 17-inch rims. A steel-braided brake lines and a wavy rotor improve braking feedback and a cafe style seat means being able to handle the engine vibration feedback for many miles.
Volker’s bike lost 40 kilos on the remove-what-you-don’t-need-and-replace-what you-can-afford-to-diet and all he gained was jealous stares from his Wiesbaden, Germany neighbors. Lose weight, don’t wait.
Suzuki DR750 Engine and frame
Wavy front rotor
Cafe racer-style seat
Yamaha SR500 gas tank-12 liters (3 gallons)
3.5 x 17 x 120 Front
4.5 x 17 x 150 Rear