Although barely a rolling chassis, the CBR begins to take shape.
Robert Fisher: Not only does Bob build amazing customs, but he also is a pretty handy roadracer.
Tear down, build up: When the freshly painted frame dried it was time to start reassembly.
Custom airbox: Cycle Logic Motor-sports spent days hand-building this one-of-a-kind aluminum airbox. Note the engraved panels and the perfect fit.
Minty Fresh: This 2007 Honda CBR1000RR will set a new standard in custom bike design and application.
Deep Dish: Performance Machine's wheel rolls with a sticky Pirelli Diablo 240.
Power Commander: A crucial component in order to get the fueling sorted for the turbo.
Rearsets: Sato's adjustable rearsets replace the stock parts for better looks and performance.
Swingarm: Gregg's Customs contributed its tubular single-sided swingarm to host a 240 wheel.
Turbo time: A truly custom turbo requires one-off parts, and Cycle Logic worked the welder to get the shape needed. Once installed it makes for a neat and tidy package.
2007 Honda CBR1000RR
The custom sportbike scene seems to freshen itself as often as the dancing talent at any quality gentleman's club, and though that's great for readers and enthusiasts, it can be a real pain in the ass for builders. It'd be a rare case that a custom shop would turn away an easy bolt-on 'Busa for a wild one-off build requiring loads of fabrication and ingenuity. After all, flipping through a catalog and slapping together a long, low and fat Hayabusa is easy money in the bank for most involved.
Florida's Roaring Toyz doesn't fit the typical mold, though, and while at the forefront of custom sportbike building in recent years with a stable of token Hayabusas and R1s, it's the company's side projects that have brought it acclaim throughout the motorcycle industry and international exposure on TV and in print.
When SSB caught word of a special project in the works with Joe Rocket founder Bruce Parker we immediately got on the case. What we discovered was a wicked Honda CBR1000RR project bike in its early stages. Not only is the big Honda a rare build in the first place, but Roaring Toyz founder Robert Fisher had some unique plans for it instead of the typical chrome-and-go agenda.
During the early planning stages, a collective agreement was made that the bike would ultimately be run at the track for a test and photo shoot, but the catch was in the components. What we've set out to build is a turbo-charged, single-sided 240, track-capable machine that can also compete at the judges' booth at the highest level of custom sportbike venues. In this early sneak peek, SSB gives you an exclusive look at how the machine came together.
Next Month: Project: Hheads to the track in its completed form. Get ready for a revolution in custom sportbike design.