The platform for the build was a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R 600 that was just very old and outdated with faded and scratched plastics and not much going for it. My initial plan was to rebuild this motorcycle back to stock and give it a custom graphic paint job but at the time I had other builds going on so it just sat on the lift in the corner. At the same time, I was also working on a 2016 Honda CBR 1000 RR that had gone down and was in the need of new fairings. So, as I was taking it apart to be rebuilt, I happened to glance over at the stripped down GSX-R and said to myself “I wonder if this belly pan would fit on that bike.” Well, after making a bracket here and trimming the belly pan there I realized that I could make it fit. Taking a step back and looking at what I did really opened my mind to a whole bunch of “What if’s?” What if we try a different headlight? What if we put a different swing arm? What if we put a Ducati tail on it? We did just that and never would have thought that this bike would have turned out so freaking awesome. I started using some of my favorite elements from different motorcycles that I have worked on and I came up with this!
We named the motorcycle the Evolution X because of how a 2005 Suzuki was able to be evolved into a 2019 modern masterpiece in my opinion. Some of the parts I used are, the tail section is from a 2015 Ducati 959 Panigale as is the seat but were both modified to fit the Suzuki frame. I hand built the connecting section of the subframe to make this happen. The gas tank was factory but needed to be modified in the seating area to have it flow together correctly. The headlight was off a 2015 Honda CB500f which you can tell is nowhere near factory. The design I came up with was inspired from a 2018 KTM 1290 Super Duke R. The raised handlebars were added to give it that stunt rider look. The coolant tank is off a computer cooling system. Everywhere you look there is something that was customize and integrated into this build.