he phrase “parts-bin bike” isn’t a term of endearment. It has an edge to it, an easy dig. But when you’re a champion off-road racer with a box of extra parts from your championship-winning Kawasaki KX450F and you decide to turn those parts into a one-of-a-kind dirt-bike bobber, perhaps the phrase doesn’t seem so bad. “I started building it in 2012, which was the year that I won the WORCS championship,” says Taylor Robert, the professional racer and the mind behind this machine. While he’s since switched over to a factory ride with KTM, Robert was racing for Kawasaki when he snagged his first WORCS title. Along with the Team Green semi, a small army of race crew, and an endless flow of neon energy drinks, being a factory-supported rider meant there were always backup parts for putting broken machines back in fighting shape. So, while the actual championship bike from Robert’s 2012 season is currently sitting on a shelf in his kitchen, there were enough spare parts left over that an idea began to form.