On the intake side of things, you’ll find a quartet of Yoshimura TMR-MJN carburetors breathing through K&N air filters. Exhaust gases are expelled via lightweight titanium pipework from Racefit, running a four-into-one configuration. The powertrain componentry is cradled inside a custom-made tubular chromoly frame developed by the guys at CMR Racing, who’d also supplied a new fuel tank and swingarm.
Sir Begg went to town in the suspension department, as well, installing a full suite of high-grade Ohlins goodies at both ends. The inverted forks you’ll see up north were originally destined for the BMW S 1000 RR, and the rear shock absorber is a fully-adjustable part. Moreover, Darren sourced a pair of carbon fiber wheels from Dymag’s inventory, both measuring 17 inches in diameter.
Their rims are embraced by grippy Michelin Pilot Power 2CT rubber, and there are Brembo brake calipers providing ample stopping power front and rear. The ones up north are mated to dual 320 mm (12.6-inch) floating discs, the rear module pinches a standard drilled rotor, and all of them are operated through braided Spiegler brake lines. Now, the XR69 influence is made perfectly clear by the bodywork.
Darren shaped the full fairing and boxy tail section in-house using carbon fiber, then he topped the latter with a thin seat pad offering minimal (but in this case sufficient) comfort. On the other hand, a Honda RVF400’s twin headlights are recessed into the front fairing, while the cockpit area carries Koso instrumentation, clip-on handlebars, and Brembo RCS master cylinders.
The throttle comes from Yoshimura, and the motorcycle’s ergonomic package is finished off with billet aluminum rearsets from Harris Performance. Last but not least, the livery is a tasteful mixture of red, white, and blue nodding to Team Classic Suzuki. It was executed by Sketchs Ink, a frequent dB Customs collaborator with no regard for apostrophes. Darren will be offering other color schemes on future iterations, too.