God this looks like fun but like all racing it can get expensive I’m sure. Converted a Chinese kit to case reeds!
Regular contributor Ken Fontenot sends in this rather unusual build.
Steve, I have a friend/customer that just finished building a Honda CX-500 Cafe Racer with a bit of a different twist to it. Beaux Barfield is the race director for Indy Car Series and builder of the bike, it was built in his garage at home. This bike is was built as a tribute to Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna, and was done in Ayrton’s Black & Gold John Player Special Paint scheme with his number 12. Beaux did a fantastic job on the bike, and will proudly ride it around Houston and display it at a few special events. Here are a few words from him:
Tribute to a racing legend. Ayrton Senna. I couldn’t be more proud of how this bike turned out. Big shout out to Ken Fontenot, Gordon Rundle III, and Erik Contreras for making this one happen.
Here is a short Bio of Ayrton:
Ayrton Senna da Silva was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to a wealthy family. When he was four years old his father Milton bought him a go-kart, and by age eight Ayrton was regularly competing in karting events. His career progressed quickly, and in 1982 he moved to England to pursue his racing. In 1984 he came to the attention of the whole world by racing in Formula One. Over the next ten years he won the World Championship three times and engaged in some controversial racing with France’s Alain Prost and England’s Nigel Mansell. Ayrton Senna was killed on 1 May 1994 in a race at the San Marino Grand Prix when his car, which had been beset with problems the entire season, inexplicably left the track and crashed into the concrete barrier. His was the last death in Formula One due to the major safety reforms that the tragic weekend at Imola had brought about. He was voted by over two hundred of his fellow Formula One drivers as the best driver of all time in a 2010 poll. Senna was also a humanitarian who discreetly donated millions to help those less fortunate in his native country.
Maybe the nicest “Big Bike” shaft drive Kawasaki custom I’ve ever seen. Check out their work at http://www.maccomotors.com/ Excellent work gentlemen. Thanks for the outstanding photos!
We are proud of introducing our first creation, a 1982 Kawasaki Z1100 ST Shaft named “big Z”
We are Maccomotors, two brothers, Tito and Jose and we own a little garage but with big passions and ideas in Chiclana de la Frontera, Cadiz, at the bottom of Spain.
This is the first Maccomotors creation but in less than a month we´ll surprise this world with a bratstyle Montesa Enduro 75 never seen before. It´s gorgeous too. We have started a Triumph Bonneville proyect already and will start customizing a Yamaha TTR in a few days. So we won´t stop.
We bought this Z1100 St from a neigbour for a very good price because the motorcycle didn´t run. It have a problen with the valves, so we rebuilt the engine and made this modifications among others:
– Rebuilt engine
– Rear subframe chopped
– Seat by Maccomotors
– Single speedometer
– Rear suspension Marzocchi E81
– Air filters Meiwa
– Oil filter KN
– Bates headlight
– Turnlights signals SHIN-YO mini cateye
– Taillight Texas
– Grips Beston style
– Handlebars Rental ultralow
– Pipes adapted fron a Kawasaki Zephyr 1100
– Exhausts 2 in 2 MIVV
– Mudguards Maccomotors
– Tyres Metzeler Lasertec: Rear 130/90-16 Front 110/90-19
– Paintwork Maccomotors
– Steel and aluminium pieces by maccomotors
We own a few bikes and long time ago we talk and talk about customizing aour ideas and so we did. We wanted to share with all the people that is as crazy as we are with motorcycles that we decided to run a website. maccomotors.com, in which we share all the progress of our work as well as a blog with photos and motorcycles of others. We have a fan facebook page as well: http://www.facebook.com/Maccomotors
We wanted create a beautifull bike, in a retro style but functional and agresive at the same time. It´s a real rocket!!
Thank you very much. Appreciate so much your work.
Saw this in the google album of Bernard Mont of the DSB track day Mettet.
Interesting to say the least.
Saw this over on ADV rider. I love this. I saw something similar a long time ago where a guy was pulling his Ducati track bike with a Goldwing on his way to the races. I guess if you get the balance right there’s no reason it can’t be done safely. That’s about 1000 lbs (with rider) pulling about 400. Be damm sure to keep those brakes serviced though.