Introducing Ellaspede ’007′, 2001 Suzuki GS500
This Suzuki was built for Tristan Schultz a local Gold Coast designer as his daily rider. Tristan rode in on a fairly pedestrian looking GS500 boasting a custom dolphin sticker. Armed with an array of inspirational images and strong idea of what he wanted we sat down and collaborated to create Ellaspede’s 007. The design intent of 007 was to develop a classic looking bike with the reliability of a modern motorcycle. Tristan specified that he wanted to retain certain aspects of the GS500 and not completely reinvent the wheel, so we tried to highlight particular elements and pare back others. Some of the the bike’s features are a custom Ellaspede seat, slim down dash lights and a very meaty sounding exhaust.
See some of the build pictures on our blog
Music we listened to during the build of this bike
1. Modular People Podcast (Tristan’s recommendation)
2. Doves: Kingdom of Rust
3. Blackroc: Blackroc