I think this is one of the coolest choppers I have photographed. AM professional supermoto racer Monte Franks had this built by Tony Baustert with T-Fab Metal Fabricators. The bike is a mix of chopper, dirt bike and supermoto bike. It has a knobby 21″ front tire, the forks off a Hyabusa, dirt bike handlebars and a chopper style rear end. The suicide shift knob is a piston from one of Monte’s pit bikes.
Monte wanted a race-looking exhaust so the picked up parts of a titanium race exhaust from a ZX-14 and Tony welded it together. They specifically left the welds in place to make it look like a hand crafted race exhaust.
Dirt bike handlesbars are mounted to a front end from a Hyabusa.
The suicide shift knob is from Monte’s pit bike.