Yamaha's Yard Built program has delivered another custom build, this time a gorgeous XSR700 from Spain.
Ad Hoc Café Racers’ David Gonzalez is no stranger to customising Yamaha motorbikes. The Barcelona-based custom builder has already received international recognition for his work with the XJ650 and XJ750. For the Yard Built XSR700 'Otokomae', David has created a street tracker.
David started at the front, adding a number of genuine Yamaha parts from other models. These included an MT-09 stem and handlebar set, front forks, disc brakes, brake master cylinder and clutch from the YZF-R6 and front light and bracket from the MT-01. Borrani rims and Michelin rubber keep everything the right way up and the original fuel tank remains, hidden by a custom shell built in four modular parts. The radiator was painted black to blend with the engine block and the air filter box has been removed and replaced with power filters to open up central space.
The standard XSR700 exhaust is removed in favor of a SC Project system, and the rear subframe is custom made. Ride height gets a lift by 15mm with a Gears Racing shock and a custom seat has been. Fork sleeves incorporate the front turn signal and the bike is finished with old school blue and yellow Yamaha Racing colors.