Based on a stock Yamaha TR1 XV1000
Engine is stock, soda blasted, painted barrels
Honda Fireblade forks, Yamaha R1 320 twin discs, Suzuki SV calipers
Minor mods to frame – headstock mods to receive taper roller bearings, rear frame mods to mount Lithium Battery box, hide wiring and air horn.
All new wiring loom, m-unit, m-lock, motogadget speedo, rear wheel speed sensor, GPS unit, programmable ignition unit.
Hand made matching leather strap with embedded starter chip.
Hand built Rickman based aluminium tank.
Hand built, 2 into 1 stainless, equal length exhaust system.
Hand made 2-skin, stainless steel heat shield [it actually works!]
Hand built headlight casing and central mount [no fork clamps]
Hand built rear light casing.
Hand built cantilevered SS seat frame, seat body and aged leather cover.
Hand built curved air intake manifold mounts.
All frame parts satin powder coated.
Hand made rear mudguard.
Motogadget switch gear.
Hand made starter switch mount.
Single aluminium choke lever from some US bike from the 60’s
Ducati 1 into 2 aluminium choke cable splitter.
2 x Mikuni VM38’s.
CB750 K7 rear hub, stainless spokes and excel rims offset by 8mm.
Goldwing front hub, stainless spokes and excel rim.
CNC machined top clamp and large stainless locking nut.
Complete overhaul of starter system.
Hand made rear hanger number plate mount – not shown
The main aesthetic challenges were around maintaining the strong horizontal stance yet still having some lines and shapes that suggest a forward motion.
The bike is perfectly balanced, front and rear and with the numerous weight reductions is around 35-40kg’s less than stock. The dyno measured around 10% power and torque increase at the rear wheel, and with a slight tweaking of the final drive ratio, this makes for some decent riding around Yorkshire finest country roads!