Yamaha XJR1200 Custom by it roCkS!bikes Portugal — Moto Rivista

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Yamaha XJR 1200

Custom Yamaha XJR1200 by it

Portuguese custom motorbike ‘it roCkS!bikes’ made their appearance on Moto Rivista their custom Honda They are back again their latest build, a custom Yamaha XJR 1200 aka

‘it roCkS!bikes’ is the work of Osvaldo and Alexandre Santos. According to Alexandre “This was a commissioned While we were finishing the we had a secret desire to fully a Yamaha XJR 1200 and the shape was in our minds.

When the buyer asked us to build a special for him we proposed this donor and he was on it.

The base for the build was a 1997 XJR 1200. Since the original is big and heavy (about 233kg), our focus was to reduce its weight and All the parts of the bike were and from the original bike we kept the engine, part of the and the swingarm.

The weight loss kept it slightly below

At the front of this custom XJR1200, we fitted both an fork and brake calipers, Yamaha YZF. On the rear, we got rid of the double shocks and fitted a To do this, we had to cut all the rear section of the and reinforce its upper section the engine to bear the damping

Simultaneously, the swingarm was modified to

The original wheels were by a much lighter set of XJR 1300 tubeless rims, with powder coating rims, nipples and hubs, in sizes (front) and 17-6,0” (rear). To go this premium set, we a set of Michelin Pilot Road in 120/70 (front) and 190/50.

The which was in fairly good was painted matte black. left side cover was by a lighter one, in aluminum, a glass window.
 The right stock cover was replaced by a one without the Yamaha logo. we painted the logo “it roCkS!bikes” in

One subtle detail!

The original air box was and we designed our own set of velocity stacks filter, custom built for this project, in CNC metal The loud exhaust on this Custom XJR1200 is a  handmade stainless piece 4-4, with wraps in the headers. No db-… or mufflers were allowed in bike, it roars and spits like an old school race

Since the air flow was fairly the carbs were re-jetted and tuned, allowing a 12-15 gain. The oil cooler is a high PWR 280x110x19mm and the oil lines come Goodridge.

The braking system of this Custom XJR1200 has new 320mm floating on the front and 267mm on the rear, hoses from “Goodridge”, gold fittings, and the Swedish adjustable master cylinders.

We a digital dashboard from motoscop pro, with information like revcounter, 0-100km/h acceleration, g-meter. unit was mounted in a recessed bracket designed by us and cut into in which was painted the name of the Sunburn.

Adjustable footpegs and were fitted, as well as  the Monza gas cap. On the front we to use a more old school headlight, on the dominant color of the bike. The lights are Motogadget m-Blaze and the controls are Motogadget m-Switch.

Not to spoil the rear view, the plate was mounted on the left and the taillights are just 2 single that are bolted to the license

As it has become our trademark, the gas tank, and rear section of the bike are one metal piece that can be by loosening one single screw. The is an exclusive handmade black piece. All the paint job and color were done with and then sprayed with a layer of glossy varnish on the top and on the sides.

The finished Custom Yamaha feels very light and the turned out a powerhouse, right as we for, a true cafe Below 5.000rpm, the engine a bit asleep but from here, it shoots up to the red line… always us to go faster!”

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