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Can't wait to get my hands on these tires with no rims. Probably a repost, but still amazing.


 

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seen photos of this bike at a carshow
 

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They are clear. you proably couldnt ride that bike neways.



Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Long BeachPublish date: Dec 7, 2007
Email|Print|ShareDel.icio.usDiggRedditFacebook|Save|LicenseLONG BEACH, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2007) — American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), in partnership with Lifted Research Group, better known as L-R-G, and 2Wheel Tuner magazine, today unveiled a fully customized 2008 Hayabusa sportbike at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show (IMS) at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. Designed by L-R-G and built by Nick Anglada of Custom Sportbike Concepts (CSC) of Winter Garden, Fla., the L-R-G Hayabusa blends the panache of one of the hottest urban brands in fashion with the iconic personality of Suzuki's fastest production motorcycle. The L-R-G Hayabusa will be on display at the Suzuki booth through Sunday, Dec. 9 and featured on the January 2008 cover of 2Wheel Tuner.
"Beyond its well-deserved reputation for best-in-class performance, the popularity of the Suzuki Hayabusa can be attributed to the way it has long been embraced by the many facets of popular culture, including fashion, style, music and entertainment," said Glenn Hansen, communications manager, ASMC, Motorcycle/ATV Division. "Suzuki's relationship with L-R-G provides us with a not-to-be-missed opportunity to vividly illustrate our iconic sportbike's storied connection to urban culture."

The exterior look of the Hayabusa has been modified to catch the attention of both motorcycle enthusiasts and fashion aficionados. The L-R-G Hayabusa offers a unique Pearl White Powder paint scheme accented by Gator Customs-crafted lighted and see-through panels to help expose the custom engine and chassis work of the sportbike. Appropriately tattooed, the lifestyle-inspired motorcycle features a number of striking L-R-G-branded accents, including a custom windscreen with L-R-G pattern by Sportech, stator cover with CNC engraved L-R-G logo and engraved Voodoo exhaust, all contributing to the sportbike's eye-catching appearance. The custom Hayabusa also sports a laser engraved L-R-G patterned seat, combining style and overall riding comfort.

The L-R-G Hayabusa inherits the rear fairing from a 2007 GSX-R1000 sportbike and receives a new tubular subframe and single-sided Gregg's Customs swingarm, sure to draw even more attention to the custom sportbike. Other chassis modifications include a revalved front and rear suspension by Race Tech and Eibach 900-lb. rear springs.

The custom Hayabusa is outfitted with 18x8.5-inch (rear) and 17x4-inch (front) MHT clear wheels produced by CSC, and 240/40ZR17 (rear) and 120/70ZR17 (front) Pirelli Diablo tires. The Suzuki sportbike's stopping power is enhanced by steel braided brake and clutch lines, four-piston radial mount brake calipers and brake and clutch radial mount master cylinders from Beringer Brakes.

Custom pieces adapted to fit the L-R-G Hayabusa include grips by MOMO, fully adjustable lowering links, steering stem nut cover, swingarm axle covers, rear brake reservoir, custom oil filler cap and custom ignition switch cover by Ransom Machine Works. Additional enhancements include a custom battery, mirror eliminator plates, custom gauges and chrome bolts and accent pieces by CSC. The L-R-G Hayabusa also comes equipped with a rearview camera system by Ant Systems.

"It was exciting to kick off our 2008 publishing year with the L-R-G Hayabusa on the cover," said Sarah Timleck, publisher, 2Wheel Tuner magazine. "The Hayabusa is arguably the most popular sportbike to modify. This is the very first modified 2008 Hayabusa to grace the cover of a magazine, and we wanted to ensure this build raised the bar and set an entirely new kind of standard for modified sportbikes."

Following its debut at the Cycle World IMS in Long Beach, the L-R-G Hayabusa will be displayed at the Cycle World IMS in New York from December 28-30. In 2008, the custom sportbike will be displayed at several urban, lifestyle-oriented events, including the MAGIC Fashion and Apparel Trade Show in Las Vegas, Feb. 12-15.

About American Suzuki
The Motorcycle/ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, Calif., was founded in 1963 by Suzuki Motor Corporation. ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC's parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 120 distributors in 191 countries.
 

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I saw a vendor at the Sturgis rally a few years ago that was selling these clear plastic wheels. They're not a gimmick, they're real and can actually be ridden like any other type of wheel but the cost was absolutely obscene.

I'm thinking that one of the reasons why you don't see them in real life is the stratospheric price and zero performance gain. They're clear, not light. I don't remember exact prices but it was in the realm of several thousand per wheel.
 

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they're just bling and have no practical purpose.
Hit the nail right on the head there. According to the salesman I talked to they're just as strong as any steel wheel and perform just as good from a safety standpoint.

How true that is I don't know but one major downside is that they're clear acrylic. They'll scratch up very quickly and then your pretty new bling has the appearance of 10 year old plexiglass.

Huge $$. No performance gain. Short lifespan. Cant imagine why I don't see more of them.....
 

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I'm sure they look great with chain lube splattered all over them.
Oh wait, those gixxer guys never lube thier chains anyway. :crackup:
 

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I agreee with everybody but damn I can't help but to say that busa looks sick. The way its built with the 1000 tail makes it look smaller than the every day busa. And LOVE the shorty exhausts :)
 

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Can't disagree with you there. My only beef with the wheels would be keeping them clean AND transparent. I'm guessing the only way that'd happen would be to not ride the bike. Not an option in my book. I ride the piss out of both of my bikes.
 
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