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Plastic Surgery: A Naked KTM RC8 from 46Works

Plastic Surgery: A Naked KTM RC8 from 46Works

KTM RC8 given the custom treatment by 46Works
On the bucket list of events we want to attend, the Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show is at the top. The one-day show is legendary because it attracts the best builders from Japan—and some quite extraordinary customs.

A few days ago, one of the standouts of the 2015 show was this KTM RC8. Yes, a 173hp plastic-clad superbike—but re-imagined by master builder Shiro Nakajima.

KTM RC8 given the custom treatment by 46Works
Nakajima-san used to head up Ritmo Sereno—an outfit known for its classy BMW and Guzzi resto-mods. Since leaving, he’s relocated to the USA and established 46Works, where he carries on that fine tradition.

The RC8 project was commissioned by KTM Japan. It’s a good match for the 46Works vibe—bikes that look good on the street, but ride well on the track.…

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