Kawasaki Z1 RCM-242 by AC Sanctuary

28 Jan 2013 1:07 pm | Bikes, Kawasaki

The principle of “less is more” has long been pursued by artisans and all sorts of fabricants, in virtually any field. Even brands in the motorcycle industry have come close to such arts, just like AC Sanctuary, based in Japan. They have recently unveiled a stunning Kawasaki Z1 as proof to it.

The guys at AC Sanctuary must be masters in removing parts from stuff, especially motorbikes. The idea behind this is to leave absolutely no unnecessary parts onto the bike, converting the machine into a full street racing vehicle. If the concept of “Real Complete Machine” hasn’t already told you enough, look no further than this beautiful contraption.

This Kawasaki Z1 (RCM-242) is in fact a bike that originates from the 1970s, fitted with a different chain offset and heavily modified frame, alongside a ZRX1200 fork and Marchesini wheels. If you’re curious what did AC Sanctuary do to the frame, they’ve added a custom in-house manufactured steering neck, low-swung handles and swingarm.

As for the new brakes, they are based on Sunstar brake discs tightly held by custom calipers signed Brembo, plus Nissin master cylinders for unmatched stopping ability. Conferring the bike a pure racing appearance, the 4 tubes of the exhaust merge into a stain black finish Nitro Racing single short-can silencer, beautifully contrasting with the Ohlins rear shocks, which were dyed in mellow yellow.

Even though this bike might seem quite simple at the first glance, it is a major technological achievement. Its price comes to match the value – it retails at $37,000 or around €27,650 at current exchange rates.