Custom bike builder Juan Rodriguez gives us a close-up look at his custom 2004 Suzuki Hayabusa that was shown at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show.
00:18 – Juan Rodriguez: Hi, my name is Juan. We’re actually here in Chicago at the Rosemont Convention Center at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder build off. I’m actually featuring my 2004 Suzuki Hayabusa, it is custom paint, family built, actually my son drew the picture on the bike and my painter actually added it to the bike and then my wife saw the bike and said you know what add some flames to that. So I added flames to it. I can’t take credit for the paint job. That’s all my kid and my wife doing that but it’s a family-built bike. It’s completely custom to the max. Every bolt, every frame, everything has been touched. Motor’s been done, it’s a 1497cc motor. Haven’t dyno’d it yet because I just got it done two weeks ago, so I really don’t know what kind of horsepower it does, but I’m pretty sure it’s pretty fast.
01:08 – Juan Rodriguez: LEDs, halos, custom rims, 300 fat tire kit, a molded windscreen, fiberglass work, nitrous. I forgot to say that, you know that’s very important, nitrous. A lot of plexiglass on the bike, cutouts. That’s basically it with the bike. Like I said, it’s just a family bike and this bike is... I started building it about four years ago. This is a four-year process. Started off with paint and then everything else just followed, rims, fat tire kit, lights, motor work and it’s just one thing through another. When someone here comes and tells you, you should do this to your bike, I take it and I run with it. You know, I run with the feedback, especially when the judges tell you that. Man, IMS is a great show, I’m not going to lie. I just came from Minnesota IMS and the bike just took 1st place in custom street over there. Last year in IMS I actually took nationals in custom street. This is the way the bike turned out, I’m very proud of it, how it looks.