Recently we’ve been seeing more and more of Cape Town’s cruiser fraternity which is hardly surprising since these laid back machines are endlessly customizable (did we mention we now stock Max-Inc. after-market parts?).
Patrick’s Suzuki 1400 Intruder looked a bit weather worn when he brought her in for a cosmetic overhaul including a re-spray.Rust is always an issue here at the coast and cruisers are especially vulnerable as they’re usually dripping with chrome,steel and aluminium,all of which requires constant care or at least the occasional touch-up.
The dated ‘ape hanger’ bars were also no longer to taste and since the new drag style,flat bars wouldn’t clear the dash a one-off pair of alu. raisers were milled and fitted with the new bars,ceramic coated,for a more hunkered down appearance.We also selected a modern,round LED tail light with circular cutouts from our catalogue,further enhancing the bad boy looks. Both mud-guards were extensively shortened and the seats re-shaped and upholstered. All the ‘tins’ have been treated to a perfect layer of speckled black paint with very subtle skulls that almost blend into the side of the tank.
Finally and probably the defining detail were the wheels.Rims perfectly gloss coated (no knicks, bubbles, imperfections or anything of that sort) while the spokes were ceramic coated black with stainless steel spoke-nipples to cut through the darkness.
Another gorgeous bike and another happy client.