Copper Plated in Canada – 1979 Suzuki GS450

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The seller calls this a “steampunk cafe racer”, though he also says that “the bike is very uncomfortable…really best suited as a work of art on display.” Is it the kind of art you like?

It’s not my style but the work sure is impressive – the bodywork is hand-hammered aluminum that’s been copper plated, and “most of the rest of the bike has been either copper or brass plated.” The headlight is from a 1950s Ural, and the front wheel is from a Honda CB350. It’s currently dry of fluids and in display mode. The seller says that it was a runner after he built it, but the carbs need to be tuned. Plus there’s the whole “comfort” thing.

Find this GS450 for sale in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada for $2,900 here on Facebook Marketplace.

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