How about a small introduction of yourself to the readers of Supermoto Central?
I'm Justus, 23 years old, and I'm from Finland, eastern Finland to be exact. And I work on metal industry for painter and assembler. I've been into bike from since I was 14, both my mum and step-father are into motorcycling too. That may have little to do on my excitement. And my first bike was and still is, cos' I own it still, Derbi Senda with 80cc Malossi kit etc.
How did you get into supermoto and what do you find so great about it?
I get into supermoto same time I started riding bikes. Well first one was enduro and current is based on enduro bike. And I can't really say single thing which makes supermoto riding so great, it comes from many things. Agility, simplisity, lightness and it's just so damn fun. Especially playing with bike, like wheelies, endos and jumping is the main thing.
When and how did the idea for this project originated? What was your inspiration?
Actually every vehicle I've owned get some tuning involved. I just can't keep thing original shape too long. Inspiration to this project came from my own ideas and likings, also many supermotocentral bikes gave me many many ideas to my own project.
What’s was the base for your project?
Base for project is KTM EXC 300 -11, and bike is ex-competition bike from European Championship Series.
Can you tell us in short how the build went? Did you have any big problems or did it all went smooth?
Project went piece by piece actually, it's been on for 3 years now. And it' still evolving. Like there is still missing better suspension and some more power from engine. This summer I dyno'd bike and it did 51hp/47Nm from rearwheel.(not engine power)
What do you use your bike for? Do you ride it on the street or just take it to the track once in a while?
I use my bike almost every day, summer time I go to work with it. Winter time I put spiked enduro wheels on and mainly I ride on lake ice and on the streets when there enough ice. Bike is also used for mx and enduro riding, for this purpose I have extra plastics and original brakes.
Do you have any plans for another supermoto project in the future?
For future projects, this bike remains currently for future project.
For advice: When something breaks or wornsout. Do not buy anything cheap and bad quality replacement parts. Use OEM or Powerparts type aftermarket stuff. You only waste your money and time.
Powerparts and KTM OEM parts:
-Factory Acrapovic silencer
-Factory Triple-clamp 19/22 offset
-Beringer 6-piston front brakecaliber
-Brembo radial frontbrake cylinder
-Front disc 310mm Powerparts
-Rear disc 220mm Powerparts
-Rear brakecaliper support with brakedisc guard
-Ingnition map switch
-Factory control cover
-Factory fuelcap and cap vent
-Chain guide and slider
-Brake- and clutchfluid resevoir covers
-Powerparts handle grips
Other aftermarket parts:
-S3 stars cylinderhead (with three different combustion chambers)
-Keihin PWK 38mm carb
-Enduro engineering clutch slavecylinder cover
-Silicone radiator hoses
-Hinson clutch crown
-Boyesen clutch cover
-EBC DRCF Carbon clutch kit (plates, springs etc.)
-RFX brakepedal and gearshifter
-RFX throttle cable assembly
-Renthal Twinwall bar
-Acerbis x-force handguards
-Tapesnake custom graphics
-Lamin-x gunsmoke on headlight
-ProCarbon CF fueltank covers
-ProCarbon CF skidplate
-RK UW-MX chains
-Renthal Sprockets 15-48
-Alpina carbon matrix wheels 17"x3,5" front, 17"x5"rear
-Frame painted orange
-Electricstart removed and case changed
-Rearbrake caliper painted black
-Cylinder is ported