Adams had worked at a Suzuki dealership when he was a teen and had always been impressed by the TL1000 (latterly SV1000), so he selected the bike's 996cc V-twin engine for his build, satisfying chopper criteria and the conditions of Pastrana's sponsorship at the same time. The bike had to be a legit custom, so Adams designed the frame and made the tank, seat pan and handlebar himself. Packard USA machined the Super Star wheels and made the brake calipers and triple clamps for the GSX-R1000 forks. Adams ported the heads, installed high-compression pistons, custom-ground cams and bolted on a one-off titanium exhaust from FMF to give the bike some added punch. Other Side Customs applied the Suzuki yellow paint and associated Nitro Circus logos and graphics.