Extended, widened swingarms, piggyback shocks, GP exhausts, radial-look brakes, wavy discs, bikini fairings, billet rearsets, aluminum beam perimeter frames, we’re obviously describing a custom motorcycle, just one that you can pick up and carry. Japanese firm G-Craft realizes that mini-bikes aren’t supposed to just mimic the looks of the real thing, but rather to use big bike components to distort and subvert traditional motorcycle proportions.
Like all things obsessive and oddly-motivated, mini bikes enjoy a huge customizing scene in Japan where they’re raced on go kart tracks, full-size road courses and even impossibly cute mini drag strips.
Looking at the prices in G-Craft’s catalog, building a mini-bike like one of these up to the level you see here would likely add around $7-10,000 to the price tag of a bike like a Honda Ape 50, which starts at $3,200 itself.
Do yourself a favor and pore over some of the miniaturized mechanical details on the 20 bikes in this gallery.