When the two guys at Krakenhead Customs started working on the ‘Red Rooster’, they had a wreck of a bike which they had found abandoned on a farm, in their native Slovenia. After replacing nearly all parts and applying a lot of elbow grease (i.e.,soda-blasting, rebuilding, painting) the Slovaks have managed to resurrect the old motorcycle, which now boasts a perfect vintage café race look with an aggressive attitude.
The donor bike is a 1981 Kawasaki Kz1000 that kept the original powerplant and frame, while everything else has been replaced with modified off-the-shelf parts and custom bits. These include a fully adjustable rear Showa shock, Kayaba forks up front, 17″ BEHR spoked aluminum wheels wearing Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp rubber, Brembo brakes, a hand-crafted 316 stainless steel exhaust, a Kz1000A fuel tank sporting a new headlight with a digital speedo, and custom clip-ons with integrated mini-switches. Needles to say, we’d love to hear this bad boy blasting, while riding from one café to the next, of course. via