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Redux: Eastern Spirit revisits the Suzuki GS550

Redux: Eastern Spirit revisits the Suzuki GS550

Suzuki GS550 cafe racer by Eastern Spirit Garage of Poland
If you’ve been reading these pages for a few years now, you might recognize Eastern Spirit Garage from Poland. Every year or so, Sylwester turns out a beautifully constructed custom from often unpromising source material—notably the Honda CX500 or Suzuki’s GS series.

He has an eye for a good line; a CX500 from five years ago was a textbook example of a modern day cafe racer. Industrial designer Charlie Trelogan even used it for his seminal piece on cafe racer styling.

Suzuki GS550 cafe racer by Eastern Spirit Garage of Poland
Eastern Spirit are now back with a new build, a GS550 inspired by a similar Suzuki that was a huge hit on EXIF a year ago. “We put the blue GS on display in Warsaw and our client Zbyszek saw it,” says Sylwester.…

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