2023 Author: Nicholas Abramson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 14:58
As the other day you really liked the MV Agusta Brutale Pathos, today I bring you another preparation. Again, the people of Yamaha have liked the fact that recognized preparers participate by customizing some of their models. We already saw it with the Yamaha V-Max Hyper Modified concept and later with the Yamaha T-Max 530 Hyper Modified. The new challenge has been called Yamaha XJR1300 Yard Built and the first to present their motorcycle were the Danes from Wrenchmonkees.
Do not think that these prototypes that we have seen during these months of Yamaha remain in that, in prototypes. Not much less. In the end, the Japanese brand gives builders the opportunity to market their customization kits in such a way that any client can acquire them and modify their frame to the image and likeness.
The people of Wrenchmonkees She is used to working with other similar models such as the Yamaha SR500 and the Yamaha XS650. But the problem comes with more modern models like this Yamaha XJR1300. In an old motorcycle, everything is simpler, basically it is a chassis with a motor and wheels, but nowadays, motorcycles they carry a lot of components and cables that are hidden And when you remove a cover or want to leave a part in the air, you have to reattach and relocate a lot of electrical items.
The design they have sought is a fully cafe racer aesthetic. No new paint and seat but something that really piqued the interest of Yamaha XJR1300 owners. But of course, they did not want to make a radical change either, but for the bike to remain perfectly identifiable. For this reason, they did not modify the fuel tank, the engine or the main components.
The first thing was to mount a complete front end of a Yamaha YZF-R1, but the tires did not quite convince them so they discarded them and instead placed trails spoke rims in measures 19 inches in front and 18 inches behind. Thus they achieved an old-school aesthetic with the rims but at the same time modern with the fork and the six-piston calipers of the R1.
To seek a posture more in line with the cafe racer aesthetic, the footpegs they were replaced by more delayed ones, which at the same time achieved more ground clearance. Likewise, the flat handlebar was removed and a few semi-handlebars (Albi will be all happy when he reads this).
The escape It has been made entirely of stainless steel with two megaphone-type silencers reminiscent of the old Yamaha XJR1300 but with an aesthetic closer to MotoGP exhausts.
Continuing with the cafe racer concept, the rear it was completely modified. The battery box was removed and all the wiring was brought to the rear but they ran into the problem of where to put the battery back. Luckily, the Yamaha XJR1300 has a rear suspension formed by two shock absorbers with which they could put a small lithium ion battery just under engine.
The engine has not undergone major modifications beyond the carburettor trumpets that are now direct-firing or a finned on alternator and clutch cover which follows the aesthetics of what we can see in the air-cooled propeller.
For the color of the whole, no gaudy colors. Olive green matte paint with a very slight metallic touch. Where if they have put the rest is in the chassis. The original comes in black like the engine, but they removed the paint by sandblasting and burned it to achieve that effect, which is no longer an effect. burned steel.
The transformation of the people of Wrenchmonkees It is designed to radically change the aesthetics while maintaining the style and shape of the Yamaha XJR1300 and that it is also easily transformable if, as I said at the beginning, you market the different parts necessary so that another owner can get one.