Take a trip to the other side of the world to Japan and not only will you see some insane custom cars, but you betcha your ass that you will bump into guys with slammed Scooters.
Okay, I admit it! I’ve gone crazy and we are now featuring Scooters! Is it because I drank too much saki on our travels? Nope, it’s because it’s totally bonkers and is just SuperFly! That’s what our magazine is about after all, featuring the fliest autos out there and at times I believe that when you come across something totally unique and bonkers, it deserves a place in this very magazine, whether bike, truck, hot rod and anything else for that matter.
So what do you think of this slammed Scooter? Pretty radikal hey! The owner is called Ryusuke Murata, who works at Fit Kustoms and it was just at the time of shooting the Nomad, that he rolled in with his lowrider Scooter.
So why they heck did he want a slammed Scooter? It’s normal practise in the car world to perform a slam, but on a Scooter? Why the hell not hey! I mean, it does look freaking cool on full slam right? The inspiration behind it? Well, Murata-San has been a massive fan of lowriders and minitrucks for many years and having worked at a Scooter custom shop before, he had the skills and knowledge to customise it.
I always think outside of the box. I don’t restrict myself in one style or genre, and I want to try to ride or build any cool style, says Murata-San and he definitely has achieved this with Honda Fusion. The entire Scooter was stripped, the chassis modified to allow the major body drop, under the seat there is a one-off up and down two-stage stainless gasoline tank, under frame was cut to avoid the engine and frame catching.
Murata-San then created a custom air ride suspension setup, he’s fitted genuine Harley Davidson 6-pot calipers, some clear indicators and kept the exterior to look as original as possible. It must be so much cooler when rolling the streets to be closer to the ground than the usual Scooters and it’s a shame we don’t see more of these customised in Europe.