Asphalt & Rubber may be known for the over-enjoyment of a certain sci-fi dynasty that started in 1977, but we are group of equal opportunity geeks/nerds/virgins here, and have just as much room in our hearts for the toaster-fraking good times that were provided by the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series.
While we stayed up late at night, wondering if Kara “Starbuck” Thrace was in fact a Cylon, it turns out that Katee Sackhoff, who played the rebellious Viper pilot on the hit show, was instead probably dreaming of her next two-wheeled toy: Classified Moto’s KT600.
Using a Honda XL600R for its base, Classified Moto has incorporated a single-sided swingarm from a Triumph Sprint into the design, as well as some wheels from a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R. Sackhoff apparently gave the Virginia-based shop full-reign over the design, and we have to say the boys from Richmond did right by her.
We’re not sure how closely Katee’s persona matches the role she is most famous for playing, but her KT600 (or is it Katee 600?) certainly seems to be the kind of motorcycle we would expect to see Starbuck romping around on while she finds the Arrow of Apollo (does our geekiness hurt yet?). Enjoy the photos below. We know we did.