I spend far too much time sifting through endless sites looking for builders and bikes. I was taking in a German motorcycle show when I came across this Kawasaki and I immediately knew I had to track down this builder. Tomotors Race Machines is a one-man company from East Germany owned by a secretive builder aptly named Tom. (He didn’t offer his last name and I didn’t ask). Tom is a Kawasaki dealer, and has been building motocross racing machines for 25 years. Photos by Kyle Reim Photography
Update: Tom really does have a last name: Große.
Here are a few facts about the bike:
Kawasaki W650 / 1999
Rear Frame changed,
BMW-Racing velocity stacks 1960, 55mm,
Manufacture of handmade aluminium fuel tank,
10 layer paint from “Paint & Finish Finsterwalde”,
Front fender handmade, powder-coated,
Seat cover handmade, deerskin,
Lithium battery in the seat hump,
“motogadget” flashing lights, micro-brake-rear-light,
19 inch rims front/rear, powder-coated,
Firestone Champion de Luxe , 4,00×19, front/rear,
Fork and shock absorber modified,
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