• Dec 9, 2009
Self-assembling Suzuki GSX-R - Click above to watch the video after the break

Fancy yourself mechanically inclined? Ever want to try your hand at building your own motorcycle? While some of us have rebuilt our fair share of cars over the years, we've never gone and tried the ground-up thing ourselves on a two-wheeled machine, and after watching the video embedded after the break, we think we'd rather be out riding.

A heck of a lot of work obviously went into producing this clip, which we're told was completed by a father and son team (that'd be Noah and Noah's Dad, we presume) in about 30 hours. Using a bunch of creativity and the tried-and-true stop/motion technique, the two were able to make it appear as if the Suzuki GSX-R assembles itself. Not only is it nice work, we particularly appreciate the soundtrack nod to Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer music video, itself another stop/motion classic.

[Source: YouTube via Hell For Leather]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      That was cool and cheered me up a bit. I had that first real realization today, since we got our first real snow that I won't be able to ride for months.
      • 5 Years Ago
      its hard enought to assemble a bike, but to do it while filming like that is simply amazing.


      i see a ducati fairing on the wall - too bad that bike didn't assemble itself as well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      One of the best videos i've seen on the internet in a long time. VERY COOL.
      • 5 Years Ago
      hello to all.

      overall imho a very good stop/start video.

      regards,
      vrmchris
      • 5 Years Ago
      It started off slowly but overall I was very impressed. Great stuff.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Excellent! Worth every minute of my time it took. Matter of fact, I watched it twice! Creative and well executed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Huge Kudos for the Son and Dad! Awesome Vid!
      • 5 Years Ago
      HAhahahaha, great, just great, perfect soundtrack.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is pretty amazing video. The amount of work going into it is incredible.
      • 5 Years Ago
      pretty cool I bet it took hours for the sequence lol
        • 5 Years Ago
        What impressed me was that they bothered to move things around in the background. I probably wouldn't have thought to do that.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed. Muffler+brown wrapping paper= brilliant. Great job, great effort.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cool! If nothing else, it's a great example of the kinds of creative projects parents and their kids can do and remember for the rest of their lives.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome!

      Some very nice touches like the things going on in the background, and things going in the circle around the bike.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I LOL'd at the sledgehammers going by...
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