The Suzuki LS650 Savage is a simple, low-powered entry-level cruiser. A Los Angeles based company called Ryca saw a way to spice up the S40, with the Ryca 650 CS-1 kit. It takes a rather ugly semi-Sportster clone and turns it into a lithe cafe racer styled bike with some actual semblance of personality.
Almost everything with the kit can be done with basic hand tools. Donor bikes can easily be sourced for $1,500-$2,000, and the kit retails for around $2,800. The base bike produced 31 horsepower and 37 pound feet of torque via its 650cc single cylinder engine. Through a 5-speed transmission, the top speed was 85 miles per hour. The Ryca kit actually removes about 60 pounds of weight, so all the dynamic characteristics will improve. The only drawback? The low-profile fuel tank means your range drops to just 80 miles. Ryca seems to have moved on from making kits and is now trying to get into Augmented Reality as a platform to enable automotive and motorcycle customization.
This example (VIN: JS1NP41AXS2100186) has 15,029 miles and a few upgrades on top of the standard kit, such as CRG mirrors, Brevettata Granturismo grips, turn signals, and a Witz case. The seller states that the bike has covered 5,887 miles since the Ryca conversion.
Find this Ryca for sale in Harrisonburg, Virginia with bidding up to $1,624 and the reserve already met here on eBay.