Alain Bernard is a colorful character. Based in Florida, he runs Santiago Chopper and created the Norley Cafe Racer. Here’s his latest bike, and it’s got to be his most extreme yet—in terms of engineering, as well as the fluoro color scheme.
This machine has got the ‘go’ to match the show. The motor started life as a Kawasaki 750 H2, but it’s a high-power drag bike engine built by Fast By Gast that sucks through 40mm Lectron carbs. It’s nestling in a 1988 Suzuki GSX-R frame, with a front end from a Ducati 1098. (The swingarm and wheels are also from the Ducati parts bin.) The tank and seat unit were hand-made at Santiago Chopper, with frame mods done by Aztech Welding. The whole shebang was put together with the help of mechanic Mike Lima.
And that paint job? It was designed by Bernard himself, and laid on by Craig Paints Bikes. If you’re a Kawasaki fan and like your bikes to have a bit of hooligan in them, maybe this is the machine for you.