INSANE SuperQuad Monster || Active Aero & GSX-R1000 Swap

GSX-R1000 Swap

Conquering an impressive 3rd Place Overall on Leadfoot Festival 2020, we had the crazy BRM 1000 Superquad LT500R/GSXR1000 of Ian Ffitch, driven once again in a way that can pretty much be only summed up as “lunatic”. Against a whole host of 500+Hp Turbocharged 4wd Monsters and spaceframed Race Cars, this unique quad fitted with Active Aero was capable of not only keeping up, but also beating most of them.

As far as the machine is concerned it is originally an early 90’s Suzuki LT500R 2 stroke quad, until it saw its engine swapped in 2002 for a GSX-R1000 power unit.

Original frame was extensively modified to accomodate the larger engine and only around 20% of the frame is original. In fact only around 10% of the whole original build is left by now.

Engine´s putting out around 140 Rear Wheel H, and was sorted by Auckland’s BRM Dyno tune while the rest was built by 2 Way Industries’ owner Jason Way in Auckland. Suspension is custom-built by PEP suspension, in order to handle the extra weight and power.

Curious (and quite terrifying…) stat is that the BRM1000 has a Top Speed of more than 230Km/h… Apart from all the Technical “mumbo-jumbo”, it is Mr. Ffitch´s driving style that stands out, all exacerbated even further by the quite dramatic Aero Package, featuring a movable Front Wing, built to enhace braking capabilities while at the same time not introducing too much drag on the straights.

All in all, it is one of those machines that really needs to be seen to have some idea of the madness behind it….

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