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Suzuki GN400 by ODFU x OEM Osprey

Posted by Mark on May 26No Comments
Suzuki GN400 1980

Check out the latest work of OEM. The guys teamed up with ODFU clothing company and together they designed and completed this stunning Suzuki GN400. Although all OEM's builds deserve the loudest applause, according to the creators this one 'is possibly the best balanced motorcycle they have built to date concerning form and function'.

Suzuki GN400 by OEM

As their previous bikes ( Kawasaki W650 'Merlin' and Honda CB250 'Superdream' ) - Osprey has been given an aggressive stance. The front end was lowered while keeping the rear standard set up and the tank tunnel was also reworked so the tank would go down and a little forward just to the right position.

Suzuki build
GN400 by OEM and ODFU

The bike was given new bars, Dunlop KTT tires, Shorai lithium battery located under the seat along with new electrical harness. The subframe was cut and rebuilt into an elegant cowling with integrated tail-light and led indicators.
The front guard you see on the bike is the original item but a bit trimmed. The guys wanted to keep things minimalistic but at the same time functional, so they customized it the way it would suite the overall design and concept.

1980 Suzuki custom

'The 400 single was given a simple spruce up, rescotching the cases and blacking the barrel and head', the guys say. The engine, fitted with a stripped and vapour blasted carb that's equipped with K&N air filter, powers this whole thing up.

GN400 Osprey

Here's what ODFU wrote about the bike: 'Since the resurgence in ‘new wave’ custom motorcycles it can be difficult to come up with something fresh in terms of aesthetics but by sitting down and working out how best to blend our styles and incorporate them into a useable motorcycle we think we nailed it.'
They nailed indeed!

Find more pictures of Suzuki GN400 Osprey in our Album.

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