Toronto’s Motobrix has given the iconic Kawasaki S3 Mach II a contemporary café treatment, complete with modern running gear capable of accommodating the iconic oil burner’s grunt. Entitled, “El Citron”, this stripped down custom began life as a 1974 Kawasaki S3 Mach II 400. The machine was stripped down to the engine and frame, which, aside from the tank, are essentially the only remaining stock components.
The factory forks were jettisoned to make room for a complete (inverted) front-end off a recent-model GSX-R600—complete with dual discs bit by Tokico calipers, clip-ons, and switchgear—while the stock swing-arm was binned in favor of a Suzuki Bandit 600 unit paired with a Gixxer 1K shock. The back end of the chassis was lopped off to make space for a new dedicated subframe, and customized brackets were fabbed up in order to accept a set of rear-sets off an SV650. The ’74 scoot now appropriately rides along on a set of triple arm rims shod in sport rubber.
Other additions include LED lighting throughout, a handful of additional custom brackets, compact Shorai lithium ion battery, a smattering of unspecified eBay parts, Koso instrumentation, a professional paint job, and a seriously rad one-off oil-tank housed under the seat.
Article Source : RideApart