An early arrival was this well executed Suzuki GS 400 cafe racer. We are seeing people branch out from the SR400 formula (nothing wrong with SR’s we might add) and work on new ideas. The styling works well.
This is a rather special bike - a turbocharged BMW K100. The bike has been fully customized - turbo, programmable EFI maps, Kawasaki superbike front end, custom instruments etc, etc. Who would be mad enough to build and ride such an uber-blaster?? Our glorious leader Trev - this is his own bike built in the dark hours of the night and ridden when the air defence radar network is down - otherwise it keeps showing up as a UFO. Horsepower and top speed are as Roll Royce puts it so elegantly “sufficient”.
A stand out bike today was this immaculate Yamaha RD350LC - in the 1980’s these were giant killing two-stroke weapons. Sadly most have been run into oblivion. This example has only 7,000km on the clock and is jaw dropingly original. The single shock rear end, light weight, mad engine and sharp brakes still make for a great ride.
Mr Greg Hellrider dropped by on his latest transport of delight - a mighty Subaru powered trike. The best part is you can go for a ride on this beast - part of Greg’s many business ventures. Shout a mate or your mum - you know they would love it.
This is what we call a serious backroad blaster - the Schek R80GS BMW - lots of subtle mods all focused on reliability and useability make this bike quite special. The oversize fuel tank really suits the bike and adds to the sense that Ayers Rock is only a few km past the local corner dairy.
The Moto-Guzzi maestro (John) at work on a 650cc Lario - after some fiddling with the jets this beauty now hikes quite well. One of the reasons for the good performance is because this bike has 4 valve heads.
This Royal Enfield has just had a UK spec exhaust fitted which has added about 10 k’s to the top end & has a rather deeper tone than the original Indian system, This bike is near new & in current production.
Ducati 748 street-fighters made an appearance as well - the engineering on this bike is fantastic. Shaved frame, custom mods galore - this is as unique as the Harley trikes. SurfSide welcomes all bikes - it is the variety of bikes and their riders that makes our shop.