Starting with the frame Sacha removed the original rear loop to make way for lighter weight, custom version he designed and built, scaled with only a single rider in mind. He then converted the rear end to a mono shock set up using an Ölhins piggyback gas shock removed from a Ducati 851 and added extra reinforcement to the swingarm to manage the relocation of pressure.
With the engine Sacha took special care to highlight it's good looks. "I have always been a great fan of the motor of this machine, a magnificent 80° bi-cylinder V full of character and very aesthetic". After a full rebuild the engine cases were finished in Matt black with detail added by polishing emblems, case edges and by leaving select alloy components bare. The carbs were also given a full overhaul and re-jetted to suit the free flowing velocity stacks. His most notable design nod to the engine design though is the custom headers which were designed in a Y shape to mimic the shape of the engine. The two pipes then meet under the bike at a custom made, stainless steel box muffler.
Other Lakic design tweaks on the CX500 GTS include the addition of a custom made, Cafe Racer style tail piece, the slight repositioning of the tank to form a cleaner visual line, CBR1000 rear set footpegs, Rizoma fluid reservoirs, a rubber hugging custom front fender and the blue backlit speedo and tacho.
With concept builds for Voxan, Yamaha and Bimota in his design portfolio it's easy to see why Sacha's CX is so good looking, but it's most defining feature would have to be that this beast gets ridden by the man himself.
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