No matter how you break it down, a week ain't much time to build a custom bike. Against the odds, seven days is all it took for Abe Pagan and his crew at Syndicate Custom Sportbikes to transform a stock GSX-R1000 into this turboed terror. But what's the rush? A customer and his cash said to get it done, and that's reason enough.
Long in the game, the Florida-based shop has been pumping out customs for the street-racing scene for years. Though similar performing bikes have rolled out of Syndicate's doors, this blue beast is anything but the norm.
For that Florida flavor, Syndicate went long'n low thanks to some Schnitz strapped forks and a Diablo 10-inch over swingarm. Rolling on RC Components Czar wheels with a 330 out back completed the look.
A Velocity Racing stage 1 turbocharger kit was then hooked up to get the motor screaming. The complete kit comes with everything needed for high horsepower, including a Tial wastegate and blow-off valve. The idea is that you can lob it together, set it up and get on the strip as soon as possible. With an estimated 250 HP concealed behind the fairing with little more than short exhaust pipes as a warning we'd caution all challengers.
Though going fast is great, you gotta look good to hold it down. In keeping with the stance, this Gixxer now wears modified OEM bodywork and custom paint from Abe himself. To keep things legit it also sports a hidden rear-view camera, a remote start and a two-way pager equipped alarm - so keep your hands off.
So there you have it, three guys, one week and one bad bike - we thought it was impossible but suppose it's all in a day's work for the crew at Syndicate.
2002 Suzuki GSX-R1000
Front End: RC Components Czar wheel, Schnitz lowering strap, Galfer Wave rotors, Pazzo levers, stainless steel brake lines, '06 GSX-R1000 master cylinder
Rear End: 10-inch over Diablo swingarm, RC Components Czar wheel, 330-section tire, modified ZX-10R sprocket
Engine: Power Commander III, Velocity Racing Stage 1 turbo kit with Tial blow-off valve and wastegate
Bodywork: Modified stock fairing with three-inches removed from the bottom, custom windscreen and undertail
Accessories: Stock wiring harness and headlight, integrated taillight, rear-view camera system, keyless ignition, remote starter and two-way anti-theft pager system, Vortex rearsets
Paint: Abe at Syndicate Custom Sportbikes
Polish/Chrome: Syndicate Custom Sportbikes
Builder: Syndicate Custom Sportbikes (www.syndicatecustomsportbikes.com)