Sur Les Chapeaux De Roues

2016 World Championship competitor
BuilderM Manuel Jouan/M Collet Yann
OwnerWorkshop's Bike
Countryflag fr France
Bike NameThe Z Project
Year/ModelKawasaki Z 1000 ST 1979
Engine Make/SizeKawasaki GPZ 1100 B1 1981
Frame Make/TypeKawasaki Z 1000 ST 1979
Front EndKawasaki ZX10R 2006
SwingarmYamaha 1300 XJR 1999
Wheels FrontKawasaki Z 1000 ST 1.85x19
Wheels RearEPM 4.00x18
Tires FrontAvon Storm 3D 110/80-19
Tires RearAvon Storm 3D 160/60-18
Brakes FrontBĂ©ringer Master Cylinder/Nissin Caliper
Brakes RearBrembo
PainterSur Les Chapeaux De Roues
Chroming/PlatingStick Your Cycle
Additional InfoThe original motorbike was a Kawasaki Z 1000 ST, finally we just kept the frame and the front wheel. The design of the bike was inspired by an old Cadillac, the position of the oil cooler also determined the design of the bodywork.
The big work on this bike was to create the aluminium head fork, the steel fuel tank and the aluminium humped seat. All these parts are handmade; we also welded the aluminium ones. Actually, many parts of the Z are homemade.
The second big work was on the engine. We completely rebuilt it, with a 1166 cc Wiseco kit, we also worked on the cylinder head with fatter valves, racing camshaft Kerker exhaust, Mikuni carburetor.
The other big challenge on this bike was the paint, we want to bring the initial of worshop "SLCDR" on the sides of the bike. But we want to see it not at first wiew, you must observe the bike a few moments to see it. It's the most crazy paint we ever did.

Photography courtesy of Frank Sander


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