In the spring of 2010 we saw the first photos of the Suzuki Ryca CS-1, a transformation on a Suzuki Savage 650 that was sold in kit in the USA. Almost three years later Ryca has presented us with a new range of kits to transform that same Suzuki Savage into a Scrambler, Bobber or even Flat Track, in addition to the Cafe Racer that we already knew. These kits will be available in late summer or fall at the latest. The trick is that all these kits use the original CS-1 transformation as a base and add or remove some components. Something like the big brands do with some models that are modular versions. But in this case the idea is that you do it yourself in the garage at home.
Things about living in the United States where ITV is not very common. Going back to the different kits the cheapest is $ 2,495, Unprimed Tracker and Standard version up to $ 3,295 for the primed Scrambler version. But if yours is the bobber version, without rear suspension, unprimed kit costs $ 1,795 and the primed 1995 dollars. For this money they also give you the new chassis with the rear wheel axle, the seat, the rear fender, the "peanut" type tank with its anchors, the fake oil tank to hide the electronics, the new chain transmission, with its protector, the exhaust with a counter-cone silencer, the K&N filter, the kit to lower the front suspension, the grips and all the accessories necessary for the installation. They even offer you some covers with a white band to finish the transformation. Many things seem to me for so little money, but I have not found more information on the web.
The truth is that the one that has caught my attention the most is not the Bobber, but the Scrambler posted on Racing Cafe. Almost as much as that first kit we saw in 2010. Too bad that in Spain this is completely unfeasible, because I'm sure that on the basis of some of the super-sales of the nineties, something this interesting could be done without many mechanical problems. We will have to put the bureaucracy aside.