Honda Motorcycles – Stateline “Slammer” Concept | By Erik Dunshee
Concepts are created in order to disclosure, but some motorcycles are simply surprising.Honda challenged 3 members of its R&D department to the task of making their dream motorcycles. Under a limited budget and 3-month build time frame, each designer churned up masterpiece of speed. Honda Sabre “Switchblade” Concept by Edward Birtulescu, his colleague at Honda R&D Americas, Erik Dunshee, created his concept from existing stock frame and Honda’s VT1300cc powerplant.
The unusual motocycle is outfitted with a full adjustable air-ride suspension, a beautiful tonal paint job in metallic black & pearl black, and a custom body, the Stateline “Slammer” Concept is how Dunshee envisioned a low-rider to be. Motorcycle combines the most advanced technologies and design ideas. To further that attitude of “letting the road take you to your destination”, Dunshee added Navigation/Multimedia unit at the center console and a HiFi system featuring 500 watts of raw power and a 10″ subwoofer. “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf. In general, Eric made a slight modification, without touching the frame and engine.
- Stock: Frame, swing arm, VT1300cc engine and tank
- 23″ Spec designed front wheel
- Fully “Air ride adjustable” front & rear suspension 6″ ride height to 2.25″ lowered
- Composite coated narrow track front rotor with 6 piston caliper
- Nav/Multimedia Head unit with GPS speed display
- 3 speaker including a 10″ subwoofer 500 watt sound system
- Full custom bodywork including a leather drop seat
- 2 tone Satin metallic black & pearl black paint
- Custom Spec crossover twin pipe exhaust
- Air/Box/cleaner Conversion