Some of us grow up to love motorcycles. Others have an amazing experience that gets them fired up and excited about bikes. In the case of Manolo and Joao Sameiro. Loving motorcycles is in there lineage. In 2013 both of the brothers opened up ‘Sameiro’s Motors’ in Viana do Castelo. Their goal was to produce bikes that would impact the cafe racer and tracker scene. Over the past three years the guys have made a few custom bike and have begun to build their own style of bikes.
This is there newest bike they built. A 79 Honda Bol D’Or witch is a great performance bike. The guys have managed to create a great preforming bike while also having it look amazing. This is there S3 Tomahawk. In January of 2015 the brothers sat down and started paling this build. The planning took about 2 months to get everything just right. After getting the actual bike and having a close look at it. The guys realized they only wanted to use the original frame and motor. The rest of the bike was just not good enough for their build. Now with that in mind the brothers decided to make the Suzuki RGSX 1100 front and rear suspension work with the original frame.
To make sure this bike will perform its best and be safe to ride Joao and Manolo took it over to a local engineer to inspect. Once they got the okay on the frame modifications they started installing the parts. The RGSX forks were installed upside down. The stock Suzuki hand controls were reused and so where the clip on bars and brakes. The rear end received the RGSX swingarm that matched the front. This was a major improvement to the 37 year old bike.
Now with the bike on its wheels the brothers started sculpting the aesthetics of the bike. A custom café racer seat and cowl was made to fit he bike perfectly. A single unit motogadget Digital Dial now replaced the clunky gages. The headlight was also updated to a Bates style headlamp. To finish of the tomahawk front end a pair of Builtwell grips and bar end mirrors where installed. Now to get the riding position just right the Honda foot controls had to be slightly relocated to give that cafe racer stance.
To give the motor its life back the stock Honda carbs were rebuilt and made to fit some K&N pod filters. Now on the other end of the motor was a beautiful Yoshimura exhaust system that really makes the bike purr. I would say the guys did an amazing job with the bike and I am looking forward to see more great bikes like this come out of there shop.