XSR700 BY ROUGH CRAFTS – Lining up to kick-off 2017 in true custom vogue, Yamaha’s Yard engineered program returns to the workshops of master Taiwanese builder Winston Yeh of Rough Crafts fame. Having set a high level of expectation following his spectacular build of the XJR1300, The Guerilla Four, in 2015, Yamaha selected Rough Crafts for the primary custom build on this year with the game Heritage vary middleweight champion XSR700 as a base.
It is the first ‘double-style’ custom build from the XSR 700
With no cutting or fastening to the frame Winston was liberated to work his signature vogue magic on the punchy, mid-range XSR700. The result’s not one, but 2 masterpieces. The simple-to-change kits remodel the XSR700 in under an hour between a café racer vogue street machine, ‘The Corsa Scorcher’ and a mud track prepared scrambler vogue bike, ‘The Soil Scorpion’. “This is our first ‘double-style’ custom build from one machine.” commented Yamaha Motor Europe promoting arranger, Cristian Barelli. “They build very proves for me the flexibility of the XSR700 as a base for personalization. Whether or not you would like to make a café racer, or a scrambler. It proves that you simply will do each, while not losing the core soul and rideability of the first machine.”
Winston: “I love the tubular frame of the 700″
“The XSR was an incredible base to start out with.” commented Winston. “So, I love the tubular frame of the 700. Even the power to weight quantitative relation is ideal for a motorbike. With the recently designed shorter frame and classic rear frame loop you actually do not ought to cut the frame to form a correct custom form. I found myself having a hard time deciding should I go with clip-ons and make it a cafe racer. Or with flat bars and create it a hunter, that is wherever the thought came from. So, why not create the shaping as a body kit and customers will use their own plan to combine and match suspension, wheels, brakes or handlebars create the bike they want?”
Wanting the kit to be as versatile as potent, he designed a collection of triple trees which will run a collection of YZF-R1 forks beside R1 shaft, brakes and wheels designed for the R1 face. He then used the same design rear wheel made for the 700 to get a direct bolt on front and rear custom wheel with inverted forks.
The ‘Faster XSR’ body kit itself was made with a full carbon fiber
The cafe racer version of the build features ultra lightweight carbon fiber wheels from Rotobox and clip-ons from Gilles Tooling. It is an Akrapovič titanium tail pipe for the YZF-R1 wraps up the performance side. The scrambler version features lightweight forged wheels from Wukawa Industry Co., a handmade flat bar. Then, an Akrapovič titanium XSR700 high pipe modified to be tracker style. Whilst the cafe racer makes its statement with speed stacks, the scrambler runs Sprint Filter waterproof filters to make it safe to play in the dirt. Both builds share trusted custom brake set ups from Beringer. The ‘Faster XSR’ body kit itself was made with a full carbon fiber, mono body with a smaller aluminium tank underneath, fully bolt-on without any change, fabricated by MS Pro.
The detail on the Corsa Scorcher café racer is outstanding, with a Rough Crafts custom header on the exhaust. The rear brake caliper is standard XSR with a Beringer disc set up. A Wukawa Industry sprocket runs the rear, with Gilles Tooling rear sets and MS Pro foot pegs. So, MS professional controls keep everything on purpose on the bars. Next to Rough Crafts custom grips and Rough Crafts custom Fin vogue Risers. There is added signature in-house work with the Rough Crafts Grill sort light source, fuel cap and in fact the carbon body unit.
Last however not least Rough Crafts rate stacks set out the motor itself. The Soil Scorpion transformation sees the Beringer brake established. It preserved on the Wukawa business solid wheels. So, the new riding position is helped by Rough Crafts signature Fighter Bars and MS professional controls. The build is finished with 2 subtly totally different paint jobs by long term Rough Crafts collaborator Air Runner Custom Paint.
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