Mixing it up with Miles Hanshaw’s 2001 GSX-R1000 will most certainly establish some boundaries for respect as this is one highly modded Oceanside, CA warrior. Tagged for being “irreverent” on the street, a passing glance over Miles’ ride explains why the name of his shop is MishMash Murdercycles. “MishMash was a nickname I was given because I take parts from all the different manufacturers and put them all into one bike,” said Miles.
The Southern California shop is a relative newcomer to the custom sportbike scene but has marked its arrival with this sick street fighter creation formed out of an eclectic combination of cool and unusual parts. His previous bike was a ’98 Honda Superhawk with a true blend of all the “Big Four” Japanese manufacturers’ parts in play. With his latest ride, Miles created a fighter that he describes as both brutish and muscular. “I appreciate the other styles out there. I even dabbled in chrome at one point. But that’s not what I’m about today.”
This Gixxer runs hard with...
This Gixxer runs hard with Yosh cams, PC fuel management, and a hybrid Arrow/Black Dragon exhaust. A 40-shot of NX fog on tap rounds out a street fighter with some fast attitude.
Wicked and ticket-inducing described what was an insanely powerful 2001 Gixxer 1K powerplant when first released. To contend with modern machines his engine was upgraded further with Yosh Stage 1 cams that freed up mid- and top-end power potential while a 40-shot of nitrous added further thrills. NGK Iridium plugs spark combustion while an Arrow header and mid-pipe route the exhaust out through a Black Dragon dual-tip carbon can. The requisite Power Commander manages the air/fuel mix, and clutch slippage is minimized with Miles’ own hybrid arrangement of Kawasaki and Suzuki discs and springs. Making a killer package better, Carrozzeria V Track wheels are one of many mods that lightened the classic superman Suzuki design. While Hanshaw did much of the work himself he also utilized the skills of a close friend named Matt Gee, a prodigy welder and a master craftsman. Matt assisted on the subframe mods as well as the custom fabbed exhaust hanger and heel guard.
Bert Silos of ConceptFive then applied the glossy jet black finish with matte bronze graphics and blood red stripes to the tank, and minimal body parts. The parts that aren’t painted are either anodized or powder coated in the same dark theme.
“Not one bike I’ve built has been the same and that’s the fun,” said Miles. Leave a bike stock? Those are fighting words around here!
Parts obtained from an eclectic group of donors include a Cessna airplane for the headlight, a Honda mini-racer for the tail, and a modified mountain bike bottle holder for a catch can bracket.
Front End: 2006 GSX-R750 forks, 2005 GSX-R1000 lower clamp, LSL Technik upper clamp, KTM endure bars, Carrozzeria V Track forged wheel, Brembo Monoblock caliper and master cylinder, Mesa Hose lines
Rear End: Carrozzeria V Track wheel, Öhlins R&T Shock w/remote preload adjuster, Brembo master cylinder, Supersprox Stealth sprockets, EK chain, modified 2004 Honda NSR50 tail
Motor: Nitrous Express 40-shot dry system, Yoshimura Stage 1 cam, Arrow header and mid-pipe, Black Dragon dual-tip muffler, custom titanium exhaust hanger/heel guard, custom hybrid Kawasaki/Suzuki clutch assembly, Dynojet Power Commander, K&N air filter
Paint: Bert Silos of ConceptFive
Accessories: Matris steering damper, Rizoma reservoirs, Vortex fuel cap, Attack rearsets, ASV clutch lever, KTM Bark Buster hand guards, CRG Arrow mirrors, LED signals, custom stainless coolant catch can, Yoshimura frame sliders, Cox radiator guard, Kuryakyn tail light, Big Bike belly pan, Acerbis Blitz flyscreen, Cessna airplane HID landing light, Bitchin Seat Company seat cover
Owner/Builder: Miles Hanshaw of MishMash Murdercycles