Daisy – Suzuki GN125 cafe racer
As a first smaller-engined custom bike the team at Dream Wheels Heritage decided to make a bike for the girlfriend of one of the founders – Andreia Moreira. Andrea had never ridden a bike before so the key was to build a lightweight bike that would be exceedingly accessible to a new rider and well suited to use on the tight, twisty roads of small Portuguese cities.
They decided to start with a Suzuki GN125 that was on sale in a well-used state from a local driving school, as you might imagine it required quite a going over to get it into fine mechanical condition – the clutch on any motorcycle that’s been used to teach riding will be rather well used to say the very least.
Once the mechanicals had been rebuilt and thoroughly sorted the team at Dream Wheels sat down with Andreia to hash out the colour scheme and specifications for the motorcycle that she would be using as a daily rider. As is often the case with women, Andreia knew exactly what she wanted and she wasn’t shy to lay out the required specs.
A new seat with leopard print upholstery was created and fitted and a basket was sourced from an old bicycle so Andreia would have somewhere for her gear, new front and rear fenders were made and fitted followed by a new set of Tomaselli handlebars. A new exhaust, new rear shocks, new light, a new gel battery and new tires were fitted along with a slew of other smaller modifications.
The completed motorcycle is an exceedingly unique Suzuki GN125 cafe racer project that you’ll quite probably see hammering around the streets of Porto, piloted by Andreia with a big smile on her face and her handbag sitting front and centre in that handlebar basket.