Mad Max Goose MFP1100 replica
In 1979 the first Mad Max film was released in Australian cinemas. ‘Mad’ Max Rockatansky may have been the films protagonist but his best mate and fellow MFP officer Jim ‘The Goose’ Rains was for any lover of motorcycles, one of the most memorable characters in the film. Before Goose meets his unfortunate demise in the film thanks to the Toe Cutter gang, he rides his MFP Kawasaki K-Z1100 hard and fast in pursuit of post-apocalyptic lawbreakers. In the past I’ve featured a replica MFP1100 from Japan which was a custom “one off” but now thanks to Japanese custom workshop White House you could build your very own.
This bike is the White House MFP-1100 Midnight. It’s based on an early 90’s Kawasaki 1100 Zephyr with some radical bodywork modification that produce a fairly convincing replica of the KZ1100 from the movie Mad Max. The kit includes the full front fairing and windscreen, seat cowl with brake light and custom seat. To finish off this bike White House have also added MFP styled mufflers (although there are 3 on this bike instead of 2), new indicators and handlebars.
If you really wanted to go all out you could then add your own replica badges and MFP decals, a side mounted siren, modified “KWAKA” tank badges and MFP silver/blue paint scheme.
While many of us would kill for an original Z building a Goose replica using a Zephyr is a much more feasible option. Just watch that you don’t leave it parked anywhere that Johnny “the Boy” Boyle can get to it.
White House also produce this Goose kit for the Suzuki GSX1400 named ‘Falcon’ (see below). While it’s a huge improvement over the stock GSX1400 styling it’s just not the same as a Kwaka based replica.
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