What better way to celebrate the success of 5-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 – 5 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 I 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 paintwork, 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 6!" Chris McGlinchey – Vitus Marketing Manager
Bike Build Spec
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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