Extended, widened swingarms, piggyback shocks, GP exhausts, radial-look brakes, wavy discs, bikini fairings, billet rearsets, aluminum beam perimeter frames, we’re obviously describing a custom motorcycle, just one that you can pick up and carry. Japanese firm G-Craft realizes that mini-bikes aren’t supposed to just mimic the looks of the real thing, but rather to use big bike components to di...

Extended, widened swingarms, piggyback shocks, GP exhausts, radial-look brakes, wavy discs, bikini fairings, billet rearsets, aluminum beam perimeter frames, we’re obviously describing a custom motorcycle, just one that you can pick up and carry. Japanese firm G-Craft realizes that mini-bikes aren’t supposed to just mimic the looks of the real thing, but rather to use big bike components to distort and subvert traditional motorcycle proportions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKRVfynnO9o

Like all things obsessive and oddly-motivated, mini bikes enjoy a huge customizing scene in Japan where they’re raced on go kart tracks, full-size road courses and even impossibly cute mini drag strips.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRhgUAJbHso

Looking at the prices in G-Craft’s catalog, building a mini-bike like one of these up to the level you see here would likely add around $7-10,000 to the price tag of a bike like a Honda Ape 50, which starts at $3,200 itself.

G-Craft

Do yourself a favor and pore over some of the miniaturized mechanical details on the 20 bikes in this gallery.