12-9-18 Update: Tim Huber noticed that this bike is still up for sale. Almost two years later it’s now got a $2,000 discount (down to $14k) – find it here on Craigslist, still in Costa Mesa, California.
Built by Moto Rosso Motorcycles, this lovely Suzuki started as a first-gen Gixxer and has evolved over the last 5 years into a stunningly modified example with a Slingshot motor and the styling from the iconic Limited Edition.
The seller includes an excellent build thread here on his site, though the highlights include a 811cc Slingshot engine from a second gen GSX-R – it’s good for 113 horsepower at the rear wheel. The seller tried to utilize as many Suzuki and Yoshimura parts as possible. Ari Henning of Motorcyclist Magazine took it for a spin and lapped Auto Club Speedway in 1:41.
Find this 1st gen Gixxer for sale in Costa Mesa, California for $16,000 here at Moto Rosso.