• Feb 27, 2008


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There are few thrills in motorcycling that compare with the sensation of pinning the throttle wide-open on a liter-class sportbike and hanging on for dear life. Of course, there are also a few inherent problems with this operation, though, and one of them is losing control. Another is the cost of replacement body parts (those of the bike, not yours!). And so the streetfighter was born, with owners of sportbikes choosing to remove their damaged plastic bodywork instead of replacing it. As with many trends, a small but fanatical industry has sprouted up to offer ready-made bikes which mimic the streetfighter look. The Suzuki Hayabusa is a prime candidate to get the streetfighter treatment, and BFO Motorcycles has decided to offer a limited run of 100 frame kits for the Japanese falcon-bike. Oddly, the kit also will include a carbon-fiber fairing, making it a true streetfighter in name only. Regardless of what BFO considers this bike, we think that the rendering looks awesome and we can't wait to see one of these in the real world.

[Source: BFO Motorcycles via Motorcycle News]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Pure motorcycle porn. I love it. Even if it is just a b-king in drag.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now there's a hayabusa I'd actually let myself be seen on. I like it. Solid Black, or Solid Silver and there-ya go.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a suzuki B-King to me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's a B-King, and a waste of money!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, the B-King is somewhat SIMILAR in CONCEPT to this bike, but can BFO's kit really be considered as a waste of money if it can be used on non-new Hayabusas? The way I read this article, the BFO kit will be aimed at current owners of the 'busa who are looking at replacing a lot of panels (for whatever reason) and who might prefer a lower cost/sportier alternative. BTW, can you be sure the U.S. will even get the B-King? I mean it did take Suzuki nearly 7 years to go from show bike to production bike.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think it looks great! Why a waste of money
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yah, this was a great idea a few years ago, between the time the very first B-King prototype was shown and the time Suzuki finally built it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      http://www.benelli.com/motoTnt1130gallery.asp

      seems really better.
      and this is a real one!
      • 6 Years Ago
      um, that just looks like a slightly modified Suzuki B-King
      which itself is just a 'busa without the bodywork
      http://www.cycleworld.com/article.asp?section_id=3&article_id=298

      i don't understand exactly what this company is wanting to do differently, that is already being done
        • 6 Years Ago
        Totally different style cues between the two.