The last “rolling dream” to come out of the AC Sanctuary facilities

When your passion is two wheels and achieving excellence on any model that falls into your hands, you can carry out work as special and unique as this one. Kawasaki ZRX1200R RCM-569. One of the latest restomod preparations developed in the facilities of possibly the best-known specialist in Japan, AC-Sanctuary.

At the front we find the versatile Hiroyuki Nakamura, a genius in motorcycles and especially in how to turn something very good into excellent. It is no coincidence that clients from all over the planet trust his decisions when preparing any of the models he usually works with.

Kawasaki ZRX1200R RCM-569, a song of perfection

With almost 25 years of experience, AC-Sanctuary It is clear from the first moment what they must do to face the constant challenge of turning a great motorcycle into something practically unique. This ZRX1200R is good proof of this, not only because of the endless modifications it has on top, all of them made based on top components within the two-wheel industry.

Also because, despite converting this ZRX1200R into a completely new frame, the AC-Sanctuary team has at all times respected the concept and philosophy of the model, something that adds value to a work of this caliber. It also becomes the first project carried out by the Japanese trainer using this model from Akashi's firm.

Kawasaki ZRX1200R RCM-569: The last one "rolling dream" left the AC Sanctuary facilities

In any case, the process that has been carried out to give the desired shape to this ZRX1200R RCM-569 is similar to that of other orders from the Japanese specialist. Starting by completely disassembling the motorcycle to review all the welds on the chassis and reinforce it at the key points of demand.

Subsequently, a Sculpture rocker initially intended for a Zephyr 1100, although Nakamura finally manages to install it in the appropriate way. The cycle part rests on a team of Ohlins suspensions with an ExM inverted fork at the front, and a pair of lateral shock absorbers at the rear.

Kawasaki ZRX1200R RCM-569: The last one "rolling dream" left the AC Sanctuary facilities

Braking is in charge of Brembo with GP4-RX clamps mounted radially on the front axle, responsible for biting a pair of Sunstar discs. This combination is already a classic in AC-Sanctuary preparations, thanks to the effectiveness of both elements. The entire equipment is anchored to a pair of tires OZ Racing RS-A.

Other main elements that give the final shape of this ZRX1200R They are for example:

  • Single-seat Colin
  • Handcrafted keel and front fender
  • Smoked front dome
  • Metzeler Sportec M9 RR tires
  • Seat upholstery simulating carbon fiber
  • Flashing rearview mirrors and lighting
  • Adjustable footrests, etc.

Kawasaki ZRX1200R RCM-569: The last one "rolling dream" left the AC Sanctuary facilities

In the mechanical section, although the base of the 1,164 cc tetra-cylinder remains unchanged, AC Sanctuary has equipped it with a battery of carburetors Yoshimura Mikuni TMR-MJNas well as an exhaust system Nitro Racing finished with a titanium silencer Valiant.

The gearbox has also been improved by installing a six-speed unit from the version ZRX DAEG. Finally, work has been done on the cooling section, with a larger surface area radiator and oil cooler, adapted to the new demands of the model.

Kawasaki ZRX1200R RCM-569: The last one "rolling dream" left the AC Sanctuary facilities

There is no doubt that this ZRX1200R RCM-569 once again highlights the mastery with which AC-Sanctuary works on each of its projects. We can't think of a better way to do a restomod about the iconic Japanese naked, which is now worthy of being exhibited in any thematic museum.

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