Bladerod

Bladerod, Mark Boxer's Honda CBR900 custom motorcycle
Owner Mark Boxer calls Bladerod “Australia’s toughest CBR900”. I don’t know how many Fireblades there are down under, but it is a pretty mean looking machine. Boxer is a journalist and stunt rider—interesting combo—and apparently built this bike in just 34 days. It’s a ’98 model CBR919RR Fireblade, and mostly stock on the mechanical front apart from a redesigned rear sub frame. (With around 130hp, the engine doesn’t need any help.) That styling is something else though, with varying shades of matt, satin and gloss black accentuating the streetfighter looks. MCN called it “Satan’s own custom”, and that pretty much sums it up. [Image by Mark Pakula.]