Suzuki GSX400F by Shaka Garage Exchange monocles with someone who has ridden in the back of a Rolls-Royce, and the topic of wood grain will inevitably arise. But wood is not something we motorcyclists are normally impressed with—until now.
Crafted by the skilled hands of Shaka Garage from Bari, Italy, the appropriately named Wood Tracker is artfully adorned with dark veneer accents on its tank and side pods. Against the matte green paint, the look is exquisite. But don’t be fooled, it’s actually airbrushed on.
Thanks to the knobby rubber and upgraded Öhlins suspension, this 80s-era Suzuki GSX400F scrambler should feel right at home amongst real trees. The tailpipes are handmade units and the engine was completely overhauled to ensure raucous, trail-roosting fun. I’m not convinced the side-mounted tach would last long with me behind the Tommaselli bars, but standing on pegs beats backseats every day. [More]