Fully Custom Carbon Fiber GSX-R 1100 Show Bike Shows Up On eBay

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Justin, one of our Carbon Fiber Gear readers, gave us a heads up on a custom carbon fiber GSX-R 1100 show bike for sale on eBay…we took a look, and it was so unique (aside from being in the Kanye West “Stronger” music video) we had to write about it.

Carbon fiber GSX-R 1100

While Rory Craig designed and developed a carbon fiber baby seat for a class at the Art Center College of Design, Hanz Mortiz designed and built this custom Gixxer for a senior project at the same scool.  Hanz is now the Director of Design at Oakley.  It features a 1989 oil-cooled GSX-R 1100 engine (1200 cc) with a Wiseco kit.  Besides the OEM 89′ wheels and swingarms, everything else is custom.

Carbon fiber GSX-R 1100

The entire frame, seat and tank were formed from the same piece of carbon fiber to help strengthen it up.  This dropped the total weight down to 350lbs from the stock weight of 462lbs.  It also has custom rearsets, triple, levers, reservoirs, lights, LED accent lights, and a ton of custom aluminum bodywork done by Linq Designs.

Carbon fiber GSX-R 1100

The bike has never been registered, so it will be considered a 2009 model if you register it.  It already has a California custom blue VIN # assigned to it.  The bike went around the show circuits, and made numerous appearances.

Carbon fiber GSX-R 1100

The bike also has some cool pop culture history behind it.  It was featured in Kanye West’s “Stronger” music video (I’m assuming it’s one of the bikes around the 1:12 time frame which I’ve embedded to the bottom of this post).  It was also in the Power Ranger’s TV show “Karmen Rider Dragon Knight”.

To see all the pictures and get all the info, check it out for sale on eBay.  The “buy it now” price is set at $14,500, which seems like a pretty good deal to us.  It’s a lot less than the $160,000 all carbon fiber Ducati 999S at least!  Be sure to also check out the Triumph Triple Speed Carbon Edition, BMW S 1000 RR, and all carbon fiber Hayabusa that we’ve covered.

Video

If you scroll to about 1:12 you’ll see a few motorcycles in the video, we’re assuming one of those is Hanz’s:

[Thanks Justin! Some pictures from Car And Model]

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  • Hans Moritz

    Hi my name is Hans Moritz and I am the Director of Design at Oakley. Just thought you should know that I built and designed this bike myself. It was featured in Sport rider magazine in 1995. It was my senior project when I graduated Art Center. I have all documentation and original molds to prove it. This Rory Craig is a phony.

    • Jason LeBlanc

      Hey Hans ,
      The work you did on that bike is phenomenal. I’m currently studying for my Bachelors Degree in Industrial Design, and I hope to follow in your footsteps!

      Is there a Co-op program at Oakley? I need to do one to complete my Bachelors Degree. I Started this program to eventually work at Oakley! I would be willing to work for free! hehe

      Thanks Hans,

      Jay.

      • Vincent

        Jay,
        do you know of a forum where I could post to help sponsor a student with a motorcycle project?

        • Jason LeBlanc

          Hey,
          No unfortunately I do not. But if I end up finding one, i’ll let you know for sure!

          Cheers!

  • neil ferrier

    Haha! It’s great that the bike built by our designer shows up a post below the one about us messing with carbon fiber.. Too funny

    We’ll keep you in the loop,

    Neil
    Oakley Advanced Product Development

  • Hans Moritz

    Sorry wrong guy, I guess the imposter’s name is Justin, sure wish I knew his last name

  • Lori Robison

    Hans, isn’t it a bit suspicious that Justin’s last name is never mentioned in the article? He is obviously hiding that he stole the design from you. Who wouldn’t want to take full credit for such a bad-%&$ bike?

  • Hans – If you’d like to shoot me an e-mail with some sort of proof we can go ahead and update the article accordingly.

    Do you still own the bike? Was it sold?

  • This bike was built by Hans in my shop in 1995. I machined the aluminum details and an employee handformed the aluminum belly pan. Linq designs and this justin are full of crap. Check out the sportrider issue as noted by Hans June 1996.
    Dale Woolum ComtoolTech.com

  • Note:
    all the other bikes noted apear to be metallic frames with carbon coverings. The Bike above has a carbon fiber/ epoxy frame with aluminum only in the details Ie forks, engine, triple clamp, swing arm. The frame was only carbon fiber which made this creation special to this day!!!
    dale / comtooltech.com (formerly DDT)

  • This bike was built by Hans Moritz while a student of mine at Art Center College of Design. I was the FIRST PERSON to RIDE it! I might add that ride was down the hall and out the door of the ACCD shops way past midnight!

    The bike has no metal frame. It is true monocoque (sp?) Gas tank is integral. It is very stiff and can be pushed hard. It’s stylized riding position is ultra aggressive and limits the performance and rider duration, but the structure does not limit it.

    What damn fool

  • Jack Van Gossen

    I was a student at Art Center at Night while that bike was being built in the shops, and I remember the article showing up later. Art Institute my butt.

  • We’ve updated the article accordingly 🙂

  • VINCENT BIANCO

    I HAD JUST SPENT THE LAST WEEKEND WITH HANZ AT OAKLEY HEADQUARTERS IN CALIFORNIA . HE HAD GAVE ME THE HEADS UP ON THIS AND NOW SEEING THIS IS APPALLING . HANZ IS A MASTER OF DESIGN AND WILL GO INTO HISTORY AS ONE OF MY HEROES AS WELL AS CHIP FOOSE . HE TRULY HAS BEEN RIPPED OFF AND THAT SAYING DOESN’T DO THE ACTION ANY JUSTICE THE BOY NOT EVEN A MAN JUSTIN IS A FRAUD ! HANZ JUST A LITTLE SHOUT OUT IT HAS BEEN AT LEAST 10 YEARS SINCE I HAD SEEN IT LAST AND JUST SEEING IT MAKES ME DROOL STILL ! WISH I HAD KNOW WHEN YOU WERE SELLING IT I WOULD HAVE GAVE YOU DOUBLE !!! TRULY INSPIRING , THANK YOU FOR THE CREDIT ON THE OAKLEY PORSCHE PROJECT !!!

  • Vincent, if it makes you feel any better, we’ve already updated the article to state that Hanz actually built the bike 🙂

  • Schultheiss

    I Don?t Usually Reply to Posts But I Will in this Case! Awesome, What a Great Site and Informative Post, I Always Wanted to Write in My Site Something Like That. Thank You!

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  • Hey Guys, is this where the reunion is at! Im the one who fabbed the lower Aluminum valance. Hanz and Dale were gracious enough to allow me to build one for myself from his mold in exchange for my metalwork. Ironically the same has been happening to us with “our” product line by öfficials from the world drift series china no less..
    Nice to see you guys. Dale! 🙂 Hanz 🙂 Its been a while. Still have my bike,, I love it 🙂

  • Hello Everyone,
    My name is Josh Richling and I am the owner of Linq designs, a metal and glass fabrication co. My website (linqdesigns.com )presently is focused on the glass as I have plenty of metal projects and do not need the advertising. Justin brought this bike to my shop for some extensive aluminum repairs on the destroyed lower valence impacted by the street many times when it came down from wheelies (or so i was told). I rebuilt and sectioned the lower valance and changed some mounting points and added others. This Justin was short on cash at the time so I offered my work for free in exchange for advertising as I realized how unique this bike was and it was sure to catch everyones eye. I havent heard from him since. Then I stumble upon this article. I believe Hanz contacted me by phone and I explained this to him (or at least someone who identified themselves as an employee of Oakley.) Linq Designs does not claim to have anything to do with the original design or building of this bike. So to Hanz and Dale, you gentlemen did a spectacular job is designing and building this bike and as a designer/builder myself, my hat is off to you guys. Famous Engineer/Designer Dan Hanabrink was at my shop the week it came in even he was mesmerized by this bike. Please contact me if you have any further questions. josh@linqdesigns.com

  • Hello Everyone,
    My name is Josh Richling and I am the owner of Linq designs, a metal and glass fabrication co. My website (linqdesigns.com )presently is focused on the glass as I have plenty of metal projects and do not need the advertising.
    Justin brought this bike to my shop for some extensive aluminum repairs on the destroyed lower valence impacted by the street many times when it came down from wheelies (or so i was told). I rebuilt and sectioned the lower valance and changed some mounting points and added others.
    This Justin was short on cash at the time so I offered my work for free in exchange for advertising as I realized how unique this bike was and it was sure to catch everyones eye. I havent heard from him since. Then I stumble upon this article. (It does appear that Justin held up his side of the bargain )
    I believe Hanz contacted me by phone and I explained this to him (or at least someone who identified themselves as an employee of Oakley.) Linq Designs does not claim to have anything to do with the original design or building of this bike.
    So to Hanz and Dale, you gentlemen did a spectacular job in designing and building this bike and as a designer/builder myself, my hat is off to you guys. Famous Engineer/Designer Dan Hanabrink was at my shop the week it came in even he was mesmerized by this bike.
    Please contact me if you have any further questions. josh@linqdesigns.com

  • best bike!!!!!!!!!