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Yamaha XJR 1300

Wrenchmonkees Yamaha XJR1300

always liked the Yamaha It’s an uncomplicated bruiser of a an unassuming retro-style … by a air-cooled motor with a over a quarter of a century

Yamaha knows that if it broke, you don’t fix it. But the XJR1300 is ripe for a makeover, so the Japanese called in the Wrenchmonkees. The result is the first in a series of “Yard Specials” commissioned by Yamaha leading custom builders.

A year ago, the Wrenchmonkees Yamaha’s “Hyper Modified” VMAX project with “Generally we work on older and have modified Yamaha and XS650s,” says Per Nielsen. on a new bike raises its own unique set of The number of sensors, wires and controlling devices makes very tricky. And when you off a panel you need to relocate such as cables and electrical is very complicated.”

With the the Wrenchmonkees decided to aim for a cafe style. “We really wanted to the boat out and make something for XJR fans.”

“Our first decision was how parts to change. We wanted to the identity of the bike and make it recognisable as an XJR, so we left the engine and major parts of the unmodified. We then looked at the and said ‘OK, what can we do this base?’”

The first job was to the front end. On went a set of forks and custom-built spoked The front is a 19” and the rear an 18” for an old school that contrasts with the R1 and six-piston radial calipers.

Custom-fabricated rearsets increase the clearance and the Wrenchmonkees replaced the handlebars with clip-ons.

The is a hand-built stainless steel that harks back to the muffler megaphone look of the XJRs, but brought up to date in a MotoGP style.

To accentuate the racer feel, the Wrenchmonkees a completely new seat unit sits on the existing sub-frame. removed the XJR’s battery box and the wiring into the custom-built unit. A small lithium now nestles in the space behind the

“Our universe does not bright, shiny colours so the is a matte dark olive with a slight twist of flake,” says Nielsen. XJR’s swingarm and engine a similar black finish, but we to make the frame stand So we sandblasted the paint off and then set to it, to create a raw-steel burnt

Treating this machine as a the Wrenchmonkees are now looking at creating kits for the XJR1300. “The will not require any cutting of the or swingarm: they’ll be parts will dramatically transform the of the machine by simply bolting on or the standard components.”

Top marks to Yamaha for dipping a toe the murky waters of the alt-custom And the XJR1300 just shifted up a few on my list of desirable bikes.

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