Kawasaki Z1000ST by Ed Turner
I’m quite sure no one is reading this, which brings the question: why bother? Well, jokes aside, I’m halfway right, since the astounding and incredibly unconventional lines of this custom project will leave anyone speechless. In case you haven’t heard yet, Ed Turner is one of Europe’s most extreme custom workshops. Their customized Kawasaki Z1000ST, Ezechiel 21, ‘The Sword,’ seems to be testament to that – a bit of wordplay had to be done.
Thanks to its powerful engine, the Kawasaki was chosen to be the starting point of this incredible project. A powerful-looking frame, a springer front end, and beautiful finishes are also part of the package, while the stock wheels were considered cool enough to remain untouched.
The shop went on to fit the bike with Honda forks, with custom dampers built by Shaft Racing. There are more design cues reminiscent of the American vintage drag scene, such as the tire proportions. Otherwise, the bike isn’t all that ‘packed’, considering that the fuel tank holds about five liters of the precious liquid the brake light and flashers under the custom saddle are quite small, courtesy of Red’s Leather, and so on and so forth.
I’m not sure why a few lines of Ezekiel 21 were chosen from the Old Testament to decorate the tank.sword sharpened an, but I do appreciate the Breton artisans at Stick Your Cycles and their mesmerizing engraving. Other efforts worth mentioning include the bars and the stainless steel exhaust, fabricated in-house, as well as the refinished green engine cases. That’s one way of scaring off your daughter’s boyfriend!