Ever start out with a basic idea, only to get hopelessly carried away? A wheel swap and a simple suspension tweak were all that Frank Edens was planning for his Suzuki DR-Z400 S—but luckily for us, it didn’t end there.
Based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Frank designs furniture and builds custom bikes under the moniker ‘Customs by Frank.’ Though he does take on commissions, this 2007 DRZ was a personal project.
“Most of the time I build complete projects for myself,” Frank tells us. “I follow my intuition for what a bike really needs. When I finish a project, I sell the bike.”
Frank’s original idea was to inject the tiniest bit of flat track DNA into the street-legal enduro. Suzuki produced the DR-Z400 in both enduro and supermotard trim—the key differences being wheel sizes and suspension travel.…