Australian Moto GP Nemesis build
In the lead up to the Australian Moto GP last October our beer partners Panhead Custom Ales approached Sol Invictus with an exciting brand activation concept. The idea, to build a custom Nemesis 400 for them over three days in a live environment in front of thousands of motorcycle fanatics at the track. No pressure! But of course we said yes.
This was a frame up build. The bike was completely torn down and we started from scratch. The look that the team decided on creating was a street tracker, which the Nemesis is the perfect donor bike.
The frame needed quite a bit of attention as the airbox and battery mounts were removed and the tank mounts relocated to fit the smaller aftermarket tank. The tabs were cleaned up and the frame resprayed.
Next were the OEM handlebars that were replaced with MX style black bars. The forks and triple clamps were assembled and new Dunlop K180 flat track style tyres were fitted. At this stage the team did all the rewiring to take the new lED indicators and tail light units. A minimal speedo from Motogadget was also wired in along with a 7" LED headlight.
The rear guard was cleverly repositioned to tidy up the tail and a new numberplate bracket was fabricated. To create the street tracker profile a new seat pan was made from fibreglass and upholstered into a tracker shape. Under the seat a new battery box was fabricated to house the Antigravity 4 Cell battery, CDI and other electronics and a cool touch was the relocation of the ignition to under the seat.
To give the bike more presence on the road the team replaced the OEM mufflers with reverse cone shorties. It sounds awesome!

The final paint work on the tank nicely sets off the seat and the overall design is one elegant street tracker.
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