Designed and manufactured by Graham Butler of Hard-Up based in Sussex, England, the Savage chassis is inspired by the geometry of the GSX-R Slingshot (the second generation of the Suzuki GSX-R 750, model of 1988, 1989 and 1990 with carburetors Slingshots).
However, the axle of the swingarm has moved towards the engine and the angle of the head slightly tilted forward, making it a fast but stable chassis.
The chassis is designed to transform any GSX-R or Bandit that has had an accident into a beautiful coffee racer in just a couple of weekends with some friends and some minimal knowledge in mechanics.
The Suzuki Cafe Racer Savage has been built mostly by Graham with several of his friends working late into the night. It is composed of the following:
- Chassis: Savage by Hard-Up
- Engine / Watches: Suzuki Bandit GSF650 2006
- Seat: Hard-up
- Wheels: Husqvarna Husky 610
- Front Train / Tank: Suzuki GSX-R 750 Slingshot
- Lighthouse: Hard-up
- Painting: Austen Clarke
- Cuffs: Diamond Back BMX
The frame is named after Graham’s best friend, Ali Savage, who died in a motorcycle accident in August of this year. I used to always ride with a Suzuki GSX-R, so this bike was mostly assembled from a GSXR, which seemed appropriate to create something so fresh and in honor of its name.