J1R CONCEPT BY JAKUSA DESIGN, A MODERN CAFE RACER FROM THE 80'S

J1R CONCEPT

The J1R by Tamas Jakus, from Jakusa design, is a beautiful café racer concept based on the KAWASAKI Z1R, so let’s take a quick look at this Custom bike.
The Kawasaki Z1 model was among the elite at the end of the 70’s and the debut of the 80’s, but in the 90’s sports bike become more and more popular and they were the elite, and the Z1 disappeared from Kawasaki line-up, and now we have the Z1000 a modern bike with a plenty of power, and since we are living in a world of technology, and some people are annoyed by modern bikes, because they are too sophisticated, so we have custom bikes, those bikes are generally based on old bikes, and fitted with the latest parts, which mean you have the special look of the old bikes and the sharpness and good ride quality of a modern bike, and that’s what exactly happened to the Kawasaki Z1R.

Tamas has kept all the key components of the Kawasaki Z1R: engine frame, wheels, suspension, and replace the original fairing with carbon fiber parts, the rear also is modified and slightly shorter than the original bike, the fuel tank seems to bit a bit bigger than the Z1R, the handlebars of the Z1R are replaced here with clip-on handlebar to match the café racer style, the front cowl as I mentioned above is made from carbon fiber, but my only complaint is why Tamas didn’t put an LED headlamp at the front.
The J1R CONCEPT look tasty and it’s really feasible, because the main changes regarding the original Kawasaki Z1R are purely aesthetic.

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