What better way to celebrate the success of 4-time Superbike World Champion than presenting him with a custom painted Vitus ZX-1 that with inspiration taken from him Championship winning Kawasaki ZX-10RR.
“Firstly, I’m so proud to become a part of the Vitus Bikes team and when the opportunity came to do a bike build together I was super excited to see the possibilities. I’ve been a keen cyclist now for many years and have enjoyed riding bikes all over the world. Superbike Racing is so physically and mentally demanding, I use cycling as a huge part of my training program!
Already the ZX1 is a superb bike but the finishing touches set this weapon aside. All the personal touches on the designs are amazing and it certainly rides as good as it looks.
I would like to thank the Vitus team for all their support and commitment to make sure I have the best product to perform my cycling training and ensure I’m in the very best shape in the quest to win a fifth World SBK Championship.” Jonathan Rea MBE – 4 x World Superbike Champion
“I first met Jonathan by chance at a local coffee shop near Vitus HQ, just after his 4th consecutive World Superbike title. We got chatting and I thought it would be an amazing collaboration to create him a custom road bike that replicated his championship winning Kawasaki. I knew he has an avid cyclist so thought it would be great to give him something special that would get him super excited about getting out on the road!
Hannah in our graphic design team did a great job on designing the artwork, the subtle touches like the ZX-10RR on the chain stay and JR1 logos on the seat tube make it that bit more special. With performance in mind we decided to go for a raw carbon finish along with a touch of the classic Kawasaki green to finish it off. A special mention must also go to Ali at Fat Creations for doing an amazing job on the paint work, bringing the idea to life.
We fitted the bike with a full SRAM RED AXS 12 speed groupset, CeramicSpeed BB, Prime BlackEdition 50mm Carbon wheels & Prime carbon cockpit to make this a true superbike.
Good luck to Jonathan in the remainder of his World Superbike season, everyone at Vitus is rooting for you to go for title no 5!” Chris McGlinchey – Vitus Marketing Manager
Frame: Vitus ZX-1 Disc (52cm)
Fork: Vitus ZX-1 Disc
Headset: FSA Integrated
Derailleur: SRAM RED eTap AXS 12 speed
Front Derailleur: SRAM RED eTap AXS
Shifters: SRAM RED eTap AXS 22 speed
Brakes: SRAM RED AXS Hydraulic disc
BB-set: CeramicSpeed EVO386 SRAM DUB Bottom Bracket
Crankset: SRAM RED Quarq AXS DUB Power Meter
Seatpost: Vitus ZX-1
Seat: Selle Italia SLR SuperFlow Saddle with TI316 Rails
Bar: Prime Primavera Carbon – 38cm
Stem: Prime Primavera Carbon – 100mm
Wheelset: Prime BlackEdition 50 Carbon Disc Wheelset
Chain: SRAM Red AXS 12 speed
Cassette: SRAM Red AXS 12 speed
Tyres: Schwalbe Pro One MicroSkin TL – 25c
Bar tape: Prim Race Comfort Bar Tape
Pedals: Look Keo Blade
Bottle Cages: Prime Carbon Bottle Cages
Weight: 7.5kg inc pedals
All images/content credited to Gee Milner – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfjzrJwlvxumk0oMWNx7fXQ/videos
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