MotoHanger is back on Moto Rivista this time we are taking a look at their Honduki, which was a winner of the “Best in show” and “Trick Bits” awards at Fighter Fest 2011 Carlisle PA.
The Honduki is based on a 1975 Suzuki GT550 ‘to give you a little flash back’ Suzuki introduced a trio of three-cylinder two-strokes in 1972: the air-cooled triples GT380 and GT550 and the new flagship, the liquid-cooled GT750. Both of the air-cooled models featured Suzuki new-patented Ram Air cooling system that forced cool air under an aluminum shield mounted on the top of the cylinder heads.
To begin with the build the stock Suzuki GT550 was stripped down to the frame. The stock frame was modified; MotoHangar also added a custom subframe. At the front Honduki features Suzuki GSXR forks and Honda headlight the rear suspension has been upgraded with Kawasaki 636. All these modification lead Honduki in one direction to better handling like modern bikes.
At this point Honduki started turning out as an ultimate hybrid build, parts on this build were coming from different bikes. And just when you thought that was it, the stock two strokes Suzuki GT550 engine was enhanced with Kawasaki H1 expansion chambers.
This custom Suzuki (Honduki) is an incredible fusion of past and present, according to Pat “The bike handles like a modern sportbike with all the charm of a vintage two-stroke motorcycle”.
All the work on this custom Suzuki GT550 (Honduki) was done in-house including the paint and graphics. MotoHangar is a fresh breeze to the custom era of our time, can’t wait to see their next build! Check out this other featured bike from MotoHangar – Honda CB750