Yet more Yard Built goodness from Yamaha, this time in the shape of the firm’s all-new retrosexual XSR700: a bike based on the popular MT-07 that’s currently being launched and ridden by the world’s press. Our invite was lost in the post, or something…
German-based JvB-moto has created the ‘Super 7’, which is a striking naked and the first Yard Built version of the budget Yamaha XSR700. Most of the aftermarket bolt-on parts were made in-house by Jens vom Brauck’s outfit and, the good news is, they’ll soon be available for public consumption as the standard bike hits the showroom floors.
The headlight, indicators, side covers and seat unit (among other trinkets) were all crafted by JvB-moto, while an Arrow exhaust adds some sportiness. Although the forks are stock items and slightly modified, the Super 7 sits on an Öhlins shock. LSL ‘bars and a stripped, raw alloy tank are the other highlights.
In case you didn’t know: Yard Built is Yamaha’s very own in-house custom section, jazzing up most of the Sport Heritage side of the tuning forkness’ range by some of the world’s elite custom builders – and all without cutting or welding to the stock bikes’ frames. We loves it.