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A Suzuki DR-Z400SM built for NYC streets by Jane Motorcycles

Gothamist: A Suzuki DR-Z400SM built for NYC streets

Riding a motorcycle in New York means dealing with tight streets, big potholes and uncompromising taxi drivers. To maximize your chances of survival, you need a bike that’s compact, punchy and nimble—like a supermotard. Add stylish to that shopping list, and you’ve just described this new custom from Brooklyn’s Jane Motorcycles. It’s based on a…

Frozen: An ice-cool Suzuki GN400 street tracker finished in BMW's famous matte paint

Frozen: An ice-cool Suzuki GN400 street tracker

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You could argue that the modern custom scene owes its success to Universal Japanese Motorcycles. They’re affordable, reliable and easy to pull apart—making them the perfect blank canvas for builders. Not all UJMs get equal time in the limelight, though. And according to Ventus Garage of Kraków, Poland, there’s one that deserves a lot more…