“From very early on I was told it couldn't be done, that I was wasting my time and I should just work on a 1000cc turbo project,” Baker said. “In my line of work, I have always run engines around the 600cc mark, so combining a turbo with the lightweight manoeuvrability of the Ninja ZX-6R just seemed to be the way to go.”
Berserk provided challenges that were difficult to overcome, including the design and fabrication of parts specifically to suit the ZX-6R engine, but Baker says he tackled them all head on. As far as builds go, this has by far been my most challenging. Everything is custom for the turbo fitment and running compatibility. This wasn't an ‘off the shelf’, or ‘bolt on’ scenario. The countless hours, the fabrication and the effort that went into this bike is recognised in its final form.
“What inspired me the most was the people I had around me helping out with this project. From my family, to friends, fans and sponsors. They were all a massive driving force.” Baker says he’s blown away with the finished product and plans for it to be one of his dedicated exhibition bikes at major events.
“I'm so happy with it. I was so surprised the first time I rode the bike, from the way it handled, to its power delivery and even the sound it produced.” In bringing Berserk to reality, Baker thanked the team that worked with him, including Shaun Lees, Chris Serpo, Matt Hincks, Lucas Sterry and his family.
Berserk joins another ZX6R – Carnage - in Baker’s fleet, which also includes a Z125 Pro and a SXR 800 jetski for the water. So, what’s next from here? “I have something planned and this was just the beginning to something bigger,” Baker says. “The next project is already in motion!”