Suzuki Europe radically show a custom built motorcycle from Suzuki Bandit 1250 and named FatMile. The name behind this project is a Hans A. Muth, the legendary designer who rose to fame as BMW’s chief of styling.
Muth relationship with Suzuki was first established at four decades ago. After he was leaving BMW, and immediately joined Suzuki for designing the original 1981 Katana, one of the most controversial motorcycles of all time.
|Hans A. Muth and the Suzuki Bandit FatMile. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1w0HK8c)|
Back to the Bandits, actually it is not the icon of Suzuki's motorcycle design. However, this model is loved in Europe. Bandit is a competitor of Yamaha XJR1300, very powerful motorcycle that has large engine with a lot of character. The model has begun to obsolete because not many changes over the years. So, FatMile is a strong candidate to boost the Bandit performance in Europe.
|Front three quarter of Suzuki Bandit FatMile. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1w0HK8c)|
Daniel Handler is a young designer who also Muth's subordinates who had a big hand in this motorcycle face revolution. The major changes are replacing the bike front section with the GSX-R components, ranging from the handlebar triangle, fork, and brakes. Its alloy rims taken from the PVM, a rim specialists from Germany while the brake device used is ISR, a Swedish brand.
|Left side view of Suzuki Bandit FatMile. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1w0HK8c)|
Because the Bandit power output is considered too "conservative" i.e only 98 hp, so need to raised up to 120 hp by resetting the ECU and the header. And the exhaust of this custom bike used the Cobra, which is also a German's brand.
|Handlebar section of Suzuki Bandit FatMile. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1w0HK8c)|
The motorcycle's rear frame is modified with iron that slightly soaring upwards, and then covered with a special fiberglass tail. The bottom of the machine is made in harmony, but the tank is maintained from the original. A custom leather seats which will make comfortable while riding this motorcycle.
|A custom leather seats of Suzuki Bandit FatMile. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1w0HK8c)|
The selected color is the typical Suzuki's classic color i.e the combination of blue and white. The lights components used Kellerman, and the gas handler and footrest using Rizoma. The original speedometer was removed and replaced with the Motogadget as a sweetener.
|Right side view of Suzuki Bandit FatMile. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1w0HK8c)|
FatMile being released officially in Glemseck101, the largest café racer motorcycle event in Europe some time ago. The bike maybe not as radical as Katana, but more macho and handsome also much faster. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BIKEEXIF]
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