Bomboogie Suzuki GSX1100

Last time we touched base with the Pozzato brothers at Officine GP Design, we were drooling over their incredible custom MV Augusta Brutale ‘Pathos‘, today our salivary ducts are at it again. After being engaged by Italian lifestyle and fashion brand Bomboogie the brothers have just completed their latest build using Suzuki’s 110+ horsepower GSX1100 as a donor. If burning rubber around town, digging up front lawns, rocketing through rain filled drains and green light wheelies are your thing the Bomboogie might just be the perfect bike for you.

“Bomboogie is the name of an American B17 used by the pilots of USA Air Force during World War II. The plane took off, the last time in 1944 disappearing mysteriously…” 

To give the Suzuki a clear connection to the Bomboogie brand Luca and Fabio of Officine GP started the build by studying the companies clothing range. After selecting common finishes and patterns from the Bomboogie range they then looked at ways to integrate those elements into the bike. The seat is where this is most prominent with the adaptation of the Bomboogie signature camo print covering the panels and bum stop. The Bomboogie logo was also integrated into the design by laser cutting it into the side panels; and for an extra touch of cool each one is backlit.

The style of the build was defined by Bomboogie’s utilitarian approach to functional, urban wear. The brothers translated this ethos into a Street Tracker style designed to maximise the bikes practicality for a rider who spends their time commuting the city during the week and venturing out into the wilderness when the opportunity presents itself.

To get the bike performing as a Street Tracker should the GSX had to first shed some serious weight. Everything was either trimmed, trashed or swapped out for lighter weight components. Chunky dual purpose rubber was selected for great traction on and off the asphalt and custom wheels from Kineo replace the original rims. Suspension has been upgraded using Marzocchi inverted forks and Matris adjustable gas shocks. Brembo calipers were selected for some improved stopping power and for a bit of extra bite (and bark) a custom twin exhaust with funky louvered fins on the mufflers was bolted in place.

All of the bikes 1983 electrical components were thrown in the bin to make way for a full LED system and the power is managed by a lithium battery that’s been tucked away in the rear cowl out of sight. As is customary with Officine GP builds the Bomboogie also features a handful of top of the line components from Rizoma including the footrests, brake levers, knobs and mirror.