Friday, October 23, 2009

Beat on the Street: Death Race Edition

Driving in Moscow is a risky proposition. Traffic rules are sporadically enforced and frequently ignored. Lanes, turn signals, and stop signs are merely suggestions. To ride a motorcycle under these conditions is suicide, so your bike better look the part.

I found this parked a couple blocks from Red Square. What was once a Honda sport bike has received the full Mad Max treatment. Its fully blacked out with all the plastic frivolity removed and a stunt cage to keep lada bumpers from cracking the engine case. Saddle bags and a few other body panels have been fabricated from diamond plate.

Completing this nearly mil-spec sport bike are raised handle bars with hand guards and the show piece gas mask fairing.

1 comment:

  1. Legend has it that bike actually started Galsnost and Parestroika...not sure if that's true, just telling you what I heard.