Custom Wolf Turbo Wolf is A Boosted Suzuki Bandit 1200
We love custom street bikes, but there are only so many variations on the theme. Take a classic or late-model standard or sportbike, ditch most or all of the bodywork, tweak or replace the front and rear suspension, and give it a jaunty paint scheme. We appreciate the artistry and the craftsmanship, but where’s the imagination?
Well, it seems Custom Wolf, a German bike builder, has had a stroke of inspiration. No, it’s not a twist you’ll spot right away. But it is a twist you’ll definitely notice when you give the throttle a twist.
Although this creation – given the Turbo Wolf moniker by its makers – features an engine cribbed from the Suzuki Bandit 1200 (which we’ll get to shortly), the chassis is taken from a Suzuki GSX-R 1100. This yields a foundation with tidier proportions than those of the Bandit, but Custom Wolf makes those proportions tidier still with a custom subframe, a Suzuki Hayabusa triple tree holding a front fork with Wilbers springs and an MT 03 headlight. The rear swingarm is an ARC piece that’s been modified by Custom Wolf. And the bike now rolls on a pair of two-piece 17” wheels from Akront.
But back to that engine: As the name “Bandit 1200” implies, it checks in at just under 1,200cc (1,157cc, to be exact). And because this transverse inline-four is based on the unit found in the GSX-R 1100, it fits right into the Gixxer frame. But this bike is called the Turbo Wolf; surely Custom Wolf didn’t actually install a turbocharger on this thing…did they? Oh, but they did! No word on exactly how much power it adds, but we’re guessing it’s now making considerably more than the stock 98 ponies.
No word on how much money went into creating this beast, but we’re guessing the number was pretty high. But considering how the final product turned out, we consider it money well spent. And we’re also now convinced that a turbocharged period-look café racer would be pretty much the best thing ever.
Source: Custom Wolf