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Blueberry Bomber: Krakenhead’s mighty custom Gold Wing

Blueberry Bomber: Krakenhead’s mighty custom Gold Wing

Blueberry Bomber: Krakenhead’s mighty custom Gold Wing
Vintage Gold Wings are pretty hard to find in Europe these days—and in Slovenia, rarer than a Mormon bartender. So when news of a GL1000 ‘Wing for sale reached Rok and Luka of Ljubljana-based Krakenhead, they jumped at it. Quite rightly, they figured it would be a great base for a ‘big Kraken.’

The plan was to modify the stance, renew the major components, apply new paint, and put the ‘Wing back on the road. But that didn’t work out. “The bike looked like all other café’d Wings on the web,” says Rok. “So we decided to take the bike to the next level, with more radical upgrades, and create something unique.”

Blueberry Bomber: Krakenhead’s mighty custom Gold Wing
The real work started. The forks were ditched and replaced by 45mm Showa items—the last ‘conventional’ setup that the Honda CBR line used.…

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