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Aussie made retro 80’s-inspired TT-style race bike.

Royal Enfield unveils the ‘CERRA GT865’, an Australian made custom machine built on the bones of a Royal Enfield GT 650 Twin.

The Sporty cafe racer built by Car Cerra – an avid motorcyclist inspired to create a retro 80’s-inspired TT-style race bike with a proper, full fairing. The vision was to differentiate it from a generic custom bike and make it look and feel as a special edition production motorcycle.

The approach for creating it was much closer to that of an automotive design studio than that of a traditional bike shop. Further to this, Carl would kick things off with a series of concept sketches, followed by a clay model to develop the proportions and the “surface language” in full scale.


The Skunk Custom Motorcycle Specifications

The ‘CERRA GT865’s front-end contains a custom designed CNC machined triple tree combo to accommodate 2015 GSX-R fork tubes with Brembo calipers. Then there’s the custom-made stainless headers with SC Project slip-ons, the go-to Motogadget electronics and a rear view camera instead of mirrors.

The engine was sent to Melbourne’s Hallam Cycle Works to transform it into an 865cc Big Bore with a Revelry Cycles throttle body set-up. It’s a tight, compact package with more horsepower and 30 kilos lighter. 

Skunk Machine design studio was created by Carl Cerra whose roots originate in Automotive Design and concept prototyping for world leading automotive brands spanning over a period of 20 years. 

The thing I really loved about this project was the support I got from my network of creators;” said Carl Cerra, “They believed in the project and they didn’t hesitate to help out. They are real supporters of Australian design and manufacturing and were glad to be given the opportunity to let the world see what we have to offer down under.” And with results as sleek and innovative as this, what a great ad for “Made in Australia” this retro racer has turned out to be. I thank Royal Enfield for giving me this opportunity to unleash my creative potential on one of the most gorgeous motorcycles in the recent past.”