Max Hazan Builds A 100% Bespoke Turbocharged Motus V4 Salt Flat Racer

Apr 2, 2020

Category: Rides

Though he first emerged onto the custom motorcycle scene less-than-a-decade ago, Max Hazan has quickly become one of the most respected names in the bespoke bike world. And while the majority of the Los Angeles-based builder’s projects are produced for clients, Hazan occasionally churns out personal builds, the latest of which is a fully-bespoke land speed racer dubbed “The Salt Shaker.”

The build was a collaborative effort from Hazan Haas Racing: Hazan, and Bobby Haas of Dallas’ Haas Moto Museum. Haas had previously commissioned five builds from Hazan, and a friendship was struck along the way. So, the two eventually joined forces to create a completely scratch-built racer to take on the Bonneville salt flats. In typical Hazan fashion, the build is constructed around a fully-custom frame shrouded in stunning bespoke (partial-streamliner) bodywork. For the engine, they picked the 1,650cc pushrod V4 mill from the recently-defunct boutique American marque, Motus Motorcycles’ MST model. Despite the Birmingham-built V4 making 180hp in stock trim, Max has added a Garrett GT28R turbocharger to the mix, enabling it to generate between 250-270hp. In total, the Salt Shaker weighs 625lbs wet, though Hazan says he added around 150lbs more than was needed for better stability and traction.

Learn More: Here

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Ken Onion & CRKT Teamed On A Low-Profile Folder Perfect For EDC

The Stylus is one of four new knives Onion has designed for the company.

Posted By Johnny Brayson

Partner

lululemon's Fast And Free Windbreaker Rethinks Traditional Running Outerwear

Crafted using stretchy SpeedWeave fabric for an uninhibited range of motion.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

Mercedes-Benz Finally Unveils Its EQS Sedan, The First True Luxury EV

There's a dual-motor AWD variant good for 516hp and 478 miles of range.

Posted By

Apr 16, 2021

Featured Image

Flying Cars May Finally Arrive In 2026 & You Can Pre-Order This One Right Now

The first consumer drive & fly eVTOL is now taking orders.

Posted By

Apr 16, 2021

Featured Image

This Eye-Catching Custom CB550 Cafe Racer Motorcycle Could Be Yours

A breathtaking build that started its life as an amateur's unfinished effort.

Posted By

Apr 15, 2021

Featured Image

This 1946 Indian Chopper Started The Roland Sands Design Motorcycle Legacy

A one-off Performance Machine two-wheeler more than 50 years in the making.

Posted By

Apr 15, 2021