Pics: Johan Söderström (mustseebikes.com)
Only the steel frame divulges the secrets to this bike’s origin, and only the keenest eyes will recognize it as a 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100.
That bike may have been a monster in its heyday, but it would barely hold its own in a straight line against a modern 600. But after Swedish owner and builder Lars Dahlstedt gave it his special touch there’s nary a bike on the road that can hang with it.
But how do you bring a 25-year-old dinosaur up to untouchable street status? Dump the crusty old motor and install a tuned Bandit 1200 mill, then turbo it with a homemade K24 turbo from a Volvo S60R. Splice in an Apexi AVC-R boost controller, Dyna 2000 ignition and a custom GIK intercooler and you’ll be on the right track for power wheelies in top gear with 320 HP at the wheel on 23 PSI of boost. Imagine that sort of kick housed in a 25 year-old chassis—insane.
1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100
Front End: Stock (painted/powdercoated)
Rear end: Custom subframe, GSX-R1000 shock, modified stock swingarm
Motor: Bandit 1200 motor, custom turbo kit, GIK intercooler, Malpassi fuel pressure regulator, Wahlbro fuel pump, Hayabusa pistons, MP-Racing ported head, stock cams timed to 114/114, APE studs and nuts, Dyna 2000 Ignition, modified Mikuni CV34 carbs, Apexi AVC-R boost controller, Motospeed clutch, Biltema oil pump
Accessories: Acewell gauge
Bodywork: MV Agusta race body with RS250 tail
Owner/Builder: Lars Dahlstedt